German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled a range of French-style three-piece lightweight rugby boots. The sportswear label has revised three silhouettes: Kakari Z.1, Adizero RS7 and Predator Malice.
The sneakers have been reinterpreted with details inspired by the Parisian sunrise. The 3-pack rugby boots collection will be released on December 1st, 2022 on Adidas’ official e-commerce site and selected retailers. Additionally, each shoe in the collection is partially made from recycled materials, which is the label’s solution with the three stripes to help end plastic waste.
More to come adidas rugby boot range with Kakari Z.1, Adizero RS7 and the Predator Malice
The rugby sub-label of the Three Stripes brand launched a lightweight range of boots on November 21, 2022, with all three models specifically designed for different positions on the rugby field. The boot collection is packed with details that pay a striking celebratory tribute to France, the host country of next year’s flagship event.
With the 2023 World Cup fast approaching, rugby teams around the world are looking to up their game and the three stripe label boots are one way to do that. Matthew Fielding, Category Director of Field Sports at Adidas, comments on the latest range of rugby shoes:
“We’re thrilled to introduce an updated colorway to our lightweight footwear range to the rugby community. Rugby has changed drastically in the last decade, it’s faster and more athletic than ever, and the demands of the game call for lightweight footwear.
“With all eyes on the pinnacle of sport, the details incorporated into each shoe are the perfect tribute to the dedication and hard work our athletes put in to reach next year’s flagship event in France – and we can’t wait to see them perform in the range later this season.”
The Rugby Predator Malice boots have been redesigned in a light pink colorway inspired by the Paris sunrise. The infamous three stripe logo on the inside of the rugby boots has been recolored to navy blue.
The boots are lightweight, with an upper made from recycled material. The sneakers will be available in soft and hard ground versions, with a larger sweet spot for kickers.
The Adizero RS7 is the second silhouette on the list, with graphics inspired by French and New Zealand iconography. The graphics combine New Zealand’s fern with feathers from both the French rooster and kiwi bird perched on the French rugby badge.
The shoes are equipped with the GEOFIT heel with the Sense pods for protection, comfort and support. They are released in both softground and hardground editions.
The Kakari Z.1 Boot is designed in a Shadow Navy colorway with a white three-stripe label on the side. A hint of pink is added above the boot top to the south in homage to the sunrise in Paris. The boots are lightweight and offer traction and flexibility during the scrum.
The Adidas rugby shoe lineup will be available from December 1, 2022 on Adidas’ official e-commerce site with retail prices ranging from $70 to $250 for junior to elite models.