Another day, another adidas special release in partnership with Manchester United. This time United fans are rather awesomely treated to a brand new adidas Originals silhouette in the Stretford.
For the more seasoned football fans out there, you’ll know the Streford refers to the famous Streford End section of Old Trafford. “So why isn’t it Red?” we hear you ask. Well, that’s because it’s inspired by the team’s 1968 European Cup winning Blue jersey.
The undeniably terrace style trainer features predominantly Black upper which is contrasted by the standard Blue Three Stripes and Gold foil branding on the tongue and lateral side. The Manchester United Red Devil is laser etched on the heel too, a symbol which is currently used on the club crest.
Rounding things off are a Black leather lining, insole and heel panel, with the City of Manchester crest featuring on the insole, which was worn as a crest by the team until 1970. The silhouette sits on a dark Brown gum sole unit.
The Stretford celebrates the club’s first European Cup win. They wore Blue as they were acting as the away side. The game played at Wembley saw United win 4-1 after extra time with goals from Bobby Charlton, Brian Kidd and George Best.
The adidas Originals Streford release follows the launch of a new Originals apparel collection inspired by Manchester United’s 1985 FA Cup winning kit, featuring jerseys and track tops. There’s no official release date on the Streford’s but we’ll be sure to keep you informed!