Like a fire on the palms the adidas 'History Pack' punches serious heat. On form mixing retro inspiration with contemporary creation, they're a feast on the eyes as much as the perfect performers in hand.
Fitting like a glove is a given when adidas keeper pieces are brought into the equation. Laden with engineered enhancements they give shot stoppers one less thing to think about and one more thing to admire. The beauty of this pack is that it's not simply one stroll down memory lane but three. Three pairs of gloves, created a fresh for the thinker between the sticks who appreciates that finer detail.
No tipping over the bar needed, it's a perfect catch for the elite that has been inspired by world watching moments of goalkeeping brilliance. The first design is re-imagined by the gloves worn in the 1982 World Cup by Germany’s Toni Schumacher. The beautifully familiar tones of blue and classic adidas use of shapes style these in a look of force - these will lead onto the pitch by Porto’s Iker Casillas.
There are few over the last couple of decades to capture the maverick-like brilliance that can with win games than that of France's Fabien Barthez. The second pair from the pack, head back to the World Cup Final of 1998 - Barthez finishing up a champion, these are seamlessly cool. Unruly attitude, they do what they want with an individual and timeless sense of sheer cool. It's Petr Cech that will be slipping these moody winners on.
Finishing off the collection, the third design stretches into 1997 and the formidable great that is Oliver Kahn. A titan between the sticks, his force and impact on the game unquestionable it's Manuel Neuer who takes up the reins with these minimalist masters that conduct proceedings - Defining why less means more, it's the detail that champions these delights.
Setting the pace and outstretching the rest, the cut of each glove is based on the Ace Zones Pro and equipped with Evo Zone Tech grip zone as well as the seamless touch negative cut palm. With just 1,400 produced, these will fly. Pick up yours from here while you can.