Custom Kobe Bryant Tribute Boots Worn By Kenedy

adidas X19 Kobe Bryant Kenedy

With the memorial service for Kobe and Gigi Bryant taking place in a few days (Feb 24th), we wanted to highlight the incredible custom boots that Kenedy wore to honor him last weekend. Now playing with Getafe CF, Kenedy wore the one-of-a-kind Purple and Gold boots in their match with FC Barcelona, a pretty perfect game to do it in.

Visually, the design is striking are really pays homage to the greatness of Kobe. With most of the sporting world still in mourning over his tragic death, paying tribute to him in ways like this is a great show of respect. A lot of intricate detailing went into this design, something that is easily seen right across the upper. A signature Kobe graphic image sits on the outer side of the left boot, with a Kobe quote sitting on the outer side of the right boot. “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.” His signature KB logo sits proudly on the heel. A great design that is a fitting tribute to an iconic legend.

Kobe Bryant Customized Soccer Cleats

The boots themselves are a pair of laceless adidas X 19+, with the signature 3-stripe hidden underneath the signature purple and gold colors. Choosing the X19+ seems ideal for creating a look like this, with a much cleaner surface to be able to work with. On this latest version of X, adidas has incorporated a brand new material that they call X-Layskin. The actual construction is put into place thanks to a foam inner skeleton that is covered in a very thin upper film layer. That outer material features textured lines to add a little extra grip on the ball with the benefit of maximum feel thanks to the thin nature of the design.

Customized by French artist SILNI, all images of the boots come via ismaelarrova.

RIP Kobe, Gigi, John + Keri + Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah + Payton Chester, Christina Mauser and pilot Ara Zobayan.

Kobe x Kenedy Custom Boots

Kenedy Kobe Boots Heel Design

Kenedy Wearing Custom Kobe Boots

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From Italy: Man United planning summer raid on Wolves ace

Manchester United are planning a summer move for Wolves’ winger Diogo Jota, according to

The 23-year-old joined Wolves from Atletico Madrid for £11.72 million in 2018 after a year-long loan at the club.
Whilst primarily a left winger, Jota has also played as a striker, number 10 and attacking central midfielder.

The Red Devils, who have also been linked with Wolves pair Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves, have reportedly been tracking Jota for some time and are poised to make a move in the summer to increase their attacking options. His recent performances have added renewed vigour into their plans to sign him, according to the report.

He has been in fine form this season, bagging 12 goals and providing 5 assists in all competitions.

Three of those goals came on Thursday in the Europa League as Wolves cruised to a 4-0 victory over Spanish side Espanyol. His performance earned him the Europa League Player of the Week award.

Having been an unused substitute six times, Jota finally made his debut for Portugal in November, coming off the bench in a 6-0 win against Lithuania.

The player is valued at £30 million but with Wolves riding high in the Premier League, the Red Devils will expect to pay considerably more to secure his services. He is contracted at Molyneux until 2022.

With all the recent publicity about whether some of the current squad is good enough to play for Man United, why not remind yourself of some of the worst flops to ever appear at the Theatre of Dreams by doing our quiz below?

GuardForm – Custom Carbon Fiber Shin Guard Review

Guardform Shinguards Customized

A few weeks back, we were offered the opportunity to create a custom pair of shin guards by GuardForm. Honestly, it is an offer we have got from several companies in the past. But this time around, the offer was different. First, I just recently lost my C6 Agility guards, and second was the fact this was a pair of legit ultra light 3K carbon fiber shin guards. We are not talking about your generic guards here, we are talking about a high quality, ultra lightweight guard that could be customized with some of the most important parts of my life.

So, I took up the opportunity.

The process was super easy and fast. When it comes to customization, you have two options on offer; create your own design or work alongside one of GuardForm’s designers to create the look you want. I played around with the pre-designed templates and the process was simple. If you have time to invest and a creative mind, it is a fun way to create your own look. But ultimately, I decided to have a GuardForm designer create a look for me. For this, I provided a general guideline of what I wanted to see, they created a draft of how it would look on the guards. It adds $20 to the final price, but the end result was better than I expected and in my opinion, paid for itself.

Custom Guardform Shin Guards

Guardform shin guards review

Since receiving them, they have become my go to guard. When they arrive, the first thing you will notice is how impressive the packaging is. Tucked neatly inside a very secure box, you will find the guards and a special pair of guard sleeves to help keep them tucked in securely under your socks. Their shape is perfect around the shin, without any pressure points. What makes them special is how thin and lightweight they are, with some of the best protection that you can get on the market. They aren’t as thin as the incredible C6 Agility, as they have an added layer of PORON padding for enhanced impact resistance. Holding them in your hand, they are mind-blowingly lightweight.

Retail wise, you can customize your own pair for $59.95 on the GuardForm website, which is an excellent investment considering you are getting a pair of personally customized guards that offer top quality protection and will last for several seasons.

If you have any questions about the process, message GuardForm on Instagram.

Guardform Customized Shinguards

How Thin Are Guardform Guards

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Mikel Arteta wants Valencia midfielder

Arsenal’s campaign so far this season has been a very turbulent one. There were managerial changes and a lot of poor results, but somehow, Arsenal are still in the race for European qualification. The team is now led by Mikel Arteta, which is his first managerial job on his own and it looks like the […]

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Barcelona to battle Chelsea for Ajax goalkeeper

Barcelona have had a terrible start to the 2020 from all points of view. Their results were not great and led to Ernesto Valverde getting sacked, there were clashes between Lionel Messi and Eric Abidal and the club president Josep Maria Bartomeu was linked with a scandal that he was working against his colleagues at […]

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