Diadora Launch the Brasil ‘Made In Italy’ K-Leather Pro

Diadora have been lying low over the last few years but are back with a bang with the return of one of the most iconic boots of all time: the Diadora Brasil Italy K-Pro in its iconic black and yellow colourway.

Diadora presents the original version of pure Italian excellence and claim that this is the football boot that Roberto Baggio wore in the first steps of his extraordinary career. The details have not changed (I mean why change a proven formula?) as the boot continues to sport the wonderful Diadora logo down each side and on the soleplate, along with the fine stitching and Italian flag on the collar. Sublime.

Diadora have a long and illustrious history within football and to me, is always associated with the Serie A of the 90s when the Italian brand enjoyed huge success, with their boots being worn by iconic names such as Marco Van Basten, Tino Asprilla, Frank Rijkaard George Weah and the aforementioned Roberto Baggio.

While the Italian brand undoubtedly enjoyed their greatest success through the 80s and early 90s, world class talents such as Christian Vieri, Roy Keane, Antonio Cassano and Filippo Inzaghi ensured the brand remained as a great alternative to Nike and Adidas well into the 2000s. While these boots are a nod to Diadora’s heritage and Baggio, in the 2000s the brand has perhaps been most synonymous with Francesco Totti,

The iconic Brasil boot is back and it is the same winning formula – still crafted by hand from the finest kangaroo leather in Montebelluna, and still carrying the ultimate hallmark of quality: Made in Italy.

Available now at Pro Direct Soccer. Images sourced from Soccer Bible

New Mizuno Rebula 3 Released

Mizuno have really started out the blocks ahead of the 2019/20 season by launching their new-generation Rebula 3 boot. Dropping in time for pre-season and to spearhead the Japanese firm’s new campaign, the Rebula 3 arrives in a white, black and blue colourway.

The Rebula has performed well for Mizuno and the latest generation comes with some new upgrades as well as being 10% lighter than the Rebula 2. The elite level ‘Made In Japan’ editions use the highest quality Scotchguard leather while the new non-stretch diagonal strips wrap the mid-foot to provide lateral stability to the foot, with comfort firmly being the aim. 

These boots are to be sported by Maya Yoshida and Shinji Okazaki.

For more information about the boot check out the Mizuno website HERE

Nike ‘Victory’ Pack Released Ahead of 2019 Women’s World Cup

Nike have officially launched the Nike ‘Victory Pack’, ahead of this years Women’s World Cup held in France. The boots will be worn across France this summer in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The boots have a predominantly grey colourway which is accompanied by the black Swoosh and red trim. These boots are a limited edition release, with only the elite and academy level boot available, and it’s expected that these will be for sale in FG only.

Even though these boots have been launched ahead of the Women’s World Cup, there will be plenty of men lining up in these too with the Copa America and the first ever mid-year African Cup of Nations taking place over the summer too.

Just to add a bit of shine to this too, those that have read ‘Shoe Dog’, the autobiography of Nike founder Phil Knight, will know that Nike in Greek mythology is the Goddess of Victory and in fact was the inspiration of the naming of Nike itself.

These are now on sale at Nike Football

Adidas Launch The Predator 19+ “302 Redirect”

Arriving as part of the new “302 Redirect Pack”, Adidas have launched this glorious version of the Adidas Predator 19+. The boots arrive in a “Dazzling Silver/Black/Electric Red” combination which will definitely make it a stand out performer for the business end of the season. The Predator will be on pitch for all the key 2018/19 season deciders, including the Champions League Final in Madrid as well as the Copa America, Europa League and FA Cup Finals.

These boots have a feel of the vintage Predator with a colourway that in time could hold a similar gravitas and nostalgia as the Mania’s, Precision and Accelerator from yesteryear.

The “302 Redirect Pack” will see the Predator, COPA & new generation X join the already released Nemeziz 19+ as Adidas drop their final boot collection of the 2018/19 season.

Adidas have created a Predator to cater for both the laced player and the laceless with the laceless Predator 19+ being accompanied a laced 19.1 version and will be worn by all leading Predator players, including Paul Pogba, Dele Alli and Ivan Rakitic. Not sure about you guys, but the Kampus8 team think these are absolute magic.

These are now available to buy at adidas Football and at Pro Direct Soccer