adidas Football today unveiled the 2019 adizero 8.0, Freak Ultra and Primeknit A1 Football Uniforms for the 2019 All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 5th, at 1pm EST on NBC. The game features 100 of the best high school players in country in an annual East vs. West matchup every January in San Antonio’s Alamodome.
Videogames can have bugs, anomalies, glitches, unlocked achievements and even cheat codes that can have a jaw-dropping effect on gameplay. Those same types of things can happen with athletes and big plays on the field in real life. A player is here one second, gone the next; uses a juke right, spin left combo; hurdles another player in full stride; showcases crazy breakaway speed; or does something that may seem unrealistic, unfair or freakish in nature and on the TV screen.
These unconventional moments are the inspirations for the design and aesthetics for the debut of the 2019 adizero 8.0, Freak Ultra and Primeknit A1 Football Uniforms for the 2019 All-American Bowl. Influenced by spectacular plays and videogame culture, the multi-color static pattern infused into the 2019 adizero 8.0, Freak Ultra and Primeknit A1 Football Uniforms is a derivative of videogame glitches, TV screen color bars, broadcast static and other irregularities that people might see while playing a videogame or watching an incredible play on television.
The adizero 8.0
Engineered for football’s fastest players, the adizero takes the football cleat silhouette to the next level by incorporating a sneaker profile and redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction.
Bringing sneaker style and insights from the streets to the gridiron, the 2019 adizero 8.0 Primeknit features a multi-color static pattern directly woven into the Primeknit bootie, which is sculpted to be aerodynamic and wrap around the foot in order to provide a sock-like feel. Inspired by innovations from the adidas Running Uncaged UltraBOOST and adidas Originals NMD silhouettes, the adizero 8.0 is engineered to naturally move with the foot on the field, allow for flexibility and movement through the ankle, and help provide a comfortable, precision fit with maximum breathability.
The Primeknit upper is seamlessly blended with a lightweight, TPU overlay that helps provide structure for lateral movements, durability and support, while an anatomical lacing system aligns to the bones of the foot for added comfort. The comfortable yet durable upper is powered by a metallic electroplated SRPINTFRAME with strategically placed SPRINTSTUDS with a rotational traction zone that is designed to provide peak performance, multi-directional strength and unrivaled traction.
The finishing touches include adidas’ iconic Three-Stripes emblazoned at the toe cap of the cleats, the adidas Badge of Sport logo at the arch of the medial side of the cleats and a “adizero” moniker dons the front pulltab. The 2019 adizero 8.0 cleats will be available on 1/4/19 for $150 each at adidas.com
Engineered for the fasted most versatile athletes on the gridiron, the 2019 FREAK Ultra brings sneaker style and insights from the streets to the gridiron to deliver mid-cut support that wraps around the ankle and a lightweight, low-cut feel.
Featuring a static multi-color pattern woven directly into the Primeknit upper bootie, the FREAK Ultra features a stealth like chassis is sculpted to be aerodynamic for high speeds, and for added durability stability and abrasion protection, the toe-cap, heel and pressure points on the lateral side of the cleats have been reinforced with IRONSKIN.
Providing unrivaled comfort for the ultimate ride, the FREAK introduces BOOST technology to a mid-cut cleat. The all-new BOOST sockliner helps provide comfort and further reduces cleat pressure. Tuned for the turf and on-field performance, the introduction of an innovative insole board allows for natural movement and anatomical flexion, while also securing the foot in place to help reduce hyperextension.
Putting the power to the turf, the RAZORFRAME provides torsional rigidity and features strategically placed SPRINTSTUDS designed to provide peak performance, speed and multi-directional strength and traction. adidas’ iconic Three-Stripes are emblazoned onto both the ankle of the lateral side and the arch of the medial side of the cleats. The adidas Badge of Sport logo dons the front pulltab. The 2019 FREAK Ultra cleats will be available on 1/4/19 for $180 each at adidas.com
Primeknit A1 Football Uniforms
Highlighted by multi-color static pattern on the numbers and shoulder caps, the black and white monochromatic uniforms create a signature look for the 2019 All-American Game. The West team will wear white and the East team will be in black.
With an emphasis on full range of motion, fit, form and function, the Primeknit A1 Football Uniform redefines the compression silhouette and takes the innovation and design of football jerseys and pants to the next level by providing players the perfect blend of style and technology for elite performance.
A new body-mapping jersey design features an all-new ribbed knit pattern on the chest and shoulder pads to produce a refined fit, while knit engineered mesh channels feature Climacool technology to provide enhanced breathability and cooling zones. The development of a new innovative chevron pattern on the chest of the jersey aligns with a player’s shoulder pads and generates increased durability for high-contact zones for protection and the inside of the jersey features silicon grip patterns on the shoulders to lock the pads in place.
Additionally, Primeknit finishes inspired by the adidas UltraBOOST and NMD are incorporated into the collar, sleeve cuff and hem for added comfort and a new infinity neckline delivers for a clean, iconic design that eliminates distractions and allows for a full range of motion. The revolutionary Primeknit A1 football pants have been re-engineered with just two seams and bonded pockets for added comfort and a clean compression look and feel, along ribbed Primeknit on the knees for added durability.