MLS STAR’S FOOTBALL BOOTS GO PINK FOR CHARITY

Last year, adidas pulled out some fantastic initiatives in the MLS to bring attention to the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month, including fitting out some of it’s leading lights in Pink football boots.

Now, one year on, not only are the German brand back with some pink soccer cleats, but other brands are also getting involved, too!

Teal Bunbury wears a Pink adidas adiPower Predator pair of football boots to raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the US

Starting with adidas, whilst last year was all about the Pink adiZero for the month of October, this year sees the baton of Cancer Awareness passed on to the new adidas adiPower Predator.

adidas approached some of the leading Predator football boots wearers in the MLS to design their own miadidas adiPowers to wear for the month of October – one one condition – they had to feature some pink!

Fredy Montero wears a Pink adidas adiPower Predator pair of football boots to raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the US

Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero, goalkeeper Kevin Hartman of FC Dallas and SC Kansas striker Teal Bunbury have all taken up the challenge and created their custom cleats with a splash of pink.

Kevin Hartman wears a Pink adidas adiPower Predator pair of football boots to raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the US

They weren’t the only famous adidas adiPower Predator wearers to slip into some pink football boots, either!

David Beckham wears a Pink adidas adiPower Predator pair of football boots to raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the US

David Beckham himself returned the Pink Predators he customised to mark the birth of his daughter to service to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month. A genuinely nice touch from a Mr. Beckham if we do say so ourselves!

Chad Barrett wears a pair of pink Puma v1.11 football boots to raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the US

As we knew already, Puma were set to get in on the action with their limited edition Pink Puma v1.11‘s, which got their competitive bow in the MLS this weekend.

Omar Cummings wears a pair of pink Puma v1.11 football boots to raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the US

The likes of Omar Cummings, Sheanon Williams and Chad Barrett all took to the pitch wearing the new Pink Puma v1.11 football boots, with the latter even netting himself a goal in the pink cleats in the Galaxys 2-1 over Real Salt Lake.

Another LA Galaxy player to don some pink footwear was US National Team talisman Landon Donovan.

Landon Donovan wears a pair of pink Nike CTR360 II football boots to raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the US

Long-time Nike endorser Donovan will have been disappointed that Nike weren’t providing some custom or all-pink football boots for their top MLS players like the other brands, but that didn’t stop the one-time Everton loanee dressing up his CTR360 II‘s with a little pink to show his support for the cause.

On top of all the pink football boots on show this weekend, there was also a Pink ball in use, as adidas dressed up the Jabulani used in the MLS in some distinguished pink livery to mark the occasion.

a Pink adidas Jabulani football in use in the MLS to raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the US

The pink Jabulani was also used in MLS games back in October 2010, and all the matchballs were auctioned off to raise cash for various Breast cancer charities – here’s hoping adidas have a similar system in place this year, too.

What do you think of the Pink initiative? Drop us a comment, and be sure to check out some up-close images of the custom Pink adiPowers in the Gallery below!

 


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