Nike (RED) Ascente Ball AD

All games in this weekend’s Barclays Premier League will be played with a special edition (NIKE) RED ball to raise awareness of the (NIKE) RED ‘Lace Up. Save Lives’ partnership to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.' 

To support the initiative, Nike have released a series of Limited Edition Red products. Read on to see the Nike Red Ascente Ball, the Nike RED N98 Jacket and of course the Nike Red Laces.


Nike’s partnership with AIDS awareness charity PRODUCT (RED) seems to have been going from strength-to-strength this past few months.

nike red ascente football

Since the initial launch of the ‘Lace up. Save Lives’ campaign, Nike have had the likes of Didier Drogba, Clint Dempsey and Andrey Arsharvin appear in promo’s for the initiative, all their top players all wearing' (RED) laces and even turned the nets at the Emirates Stadium' (RED) for the Arsenal vs. Manchester United game!

But now, in a move that no one thought would happen – The Premier League, Serie A and La Liga will be playing with the Limited Edition Nike (RED) Ascente Ball!

For one weekend only, the three biggest leagues in Europe will use the Nike (RED) Ascente Ball, (A special edition re-colouring of the T90 Ascente) to demonstrate Europe’s united front in the fight against AIDS.

Nike Red N98 Jacket

The N98 Jacket design takes off from the d'©but Brazilian team kit by Nike, tapping the classic zip-front track jacket’s deep heritage as a true icon of sport style.

Nike Red N98 Jacket

Nike Red Laces

The RED laces have already been featured by a host of footballers globally and are perhaps the easiest way for you to get involved in the campaign and to show your support.


What do you think of the Nike (RED) range? Or the Nike Red Campaign in general? Leave us a comment below!Why not follow us on Twitter for more up to the minute football boots news?

Nike (RED) Ascente Ball AD

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  1. says: Mo

    Like the ball, like helping charity, but have to question the price £150 for a ball is way beyond my budget.

  2. says: Adam L

    Dont they do a cheap replica if it was 19.99 with 10 going to charity I would have one.

    I agree If I buy 150 ball 275 Mercuail 2

  3. says: geo

    I love the idea it’s basically the same thing as the livestrong bracelets. I ran out and got a pair of laces for all my boots. I’m glad to see nike is trying to grow an awareness for such a serious matter.

  4. says: George

    I think it;s a fantastic idea using the reach of the top leagues in the world to spread the word.

    My only issue is with the ball’s price – if they had a Catalyst and Strike versions too then many more would be able to contribute through this campaign

  5. says: jimbob

    £150 is an outrageous price and i would think that at that price would hinder sales. even at £50 and all going to the charity, sales would be so much higher and therefore more money raised

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