MANCHESTER UNITED star Paul Pogba has launched the world’s first vegan and gender neutral football boots.
In collaboration with adidas and Stella McCartney, the Frenchman helped to design his trailblazing new kicks.
Pogba, 28, is passionate about fashion – and a conversation with icon McCartney at an adidas event called ‘The Huddle’ back in May 2020 set the ball rolling on their exciting new project.
The boots are made entirely from materials and components that ‘conform and perform to vegan and elite performance standards’.
And they also come packed with adidas’ Demonskin technology.
The boots come laceless, with adidas aiming for a ‘snug, sock like fit’.
A pair will set you back around £235, while a laced version is a little cheaper at £210.
Speaking about the launch, Pogba said: “I am a footballer first and foremost, but I have a huge interest in fashion and design and I’ve always wanted to explore this further.
“This collaboration has been particularly special for me because I’ve been a fan of Stella McCartney’s work for a long time, so when we came together for The Huddle last year and had this idea, it felt like the perfect opportunity to create something.
“It was in the middle of lockdown and I was missing playing football so much, so it was an incredible feeling to be able to focus on something that combines my love for the game with my passion for style.
“The boots we created with adidas are bold and unique, and I can’t wait to wear them when I step on to the pitch.”
Expanding on how her collaboration with Pogba came to be, McCartney said: “Last year during lockdown, adidas brought Paul and I together for The Huddle which is where this idea was first born.
“Hearing how passionate he was about fashion and learning how much we had in common really sparked the inspiration for co-creating this iconic boot.
“One comment that stuck with me was how fashion was part of his personality both on and off the pitch, so it was important for this to shine through in the design.”