adidas Originals takes us back in time for its latest football collection 

adidas Originals takes us back in time for its latest football collection 

by Ollie Cox
3 min

With the UEFA European Championship and Copa America returning in 2024, adidas Originals has launched a new Football collection, channelling some ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s spirit into its retro-inspired offering. 

Nobody can forget the chokehold Bloke-core had on so many of us this year, with The Blue Posts-visiting, Stella-sinking lads and ladettes scrambling to get their hands on the jerseys of teams they don’t support. 

adidas Originals has altered the trim and fit of its jerseys for its latest football offering, prioritising a lifestyle aesthetic over sports performance. In addition to footie tops, a selection of Three Stripes tracksuits, T-shirts, and shorts are releasing in the colours of the 10 adidas partner federations across EUEFA and CONMEBOL (the governing body of South America’s football tournaments). The jerseys include Germany 1996, Argentina 1994, and Mexico 1985.

Germany’s home version rekindles memories of the German team that won the 1996 UEFA championships. The home version arrives in classic white, featuring the DFB logos and vertical Three Stripes branding engineered onto the main material. The green away jersey is defined by Three Stripes running from the sleeve to the midriff defines the green away jersey. 

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For Spain, we see adidas return to the nation’s pre-tika-taka heritage, which was worn during the run-up to the quarter-finals of the 1996 UEFA European Championships. It fuses a bold red with yellow and dark blue for a not-so-minimal colour scheme. Also releasing are matching shorts and a replica of the team’s training tracksuit. 

Argentina’s kit takes us back to the 1994 USA World Cup, incorporating bold black diamonds alongside a fully embroidered AFA federation crest and AFA logo engineered across the main material. Again, matching shorts and a tracksuit complete the collection. 

For Mexico, we get a 1985 throwback V-neck collar in the traditional colours of Mexico combined with the inclusion of a Mexican Football Federation badge. An adidas Trefoil logo completes the look. 

Whether you’re sinking pins or scoring goals, adidas Originals’ latest football collection has something for us all. It is available to ship on the adidas website and in select retailers. 

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