Whilst Pele Sports have stretched the boundaries of practical design over the past two years, they haven’t really been known for artistic flair when it comes to colourways. Which might be why they’ve got a little outside help on the Pele Sports Trinity 3E x SheOne.
Over the past few years, it seems like football boots and art have become comfortable bedfellows; Puma have snared the likes of Cedella Marley and Kehinde Wiley to work on their v1 and evoSPEED ranges, whilst Seher One gave Nike’s Elite Seties a makeover after the World Cup in 2010.
In the latest boots-as-canvas collaboration, Pele Sports have enlisted James Choules – aka SheOne – to produce a bespoke design exclusively for the Trinity 3E to be launched in September 2012.
London-based artist James uses his unique brand of abstract painting and applies it to Pele Sports super-lightweight football boots, the Trinity 3E, creating a pair of cleats like nothing else on the market!
Inspired from the New York wave grafti era of the early eighties, SheOne has created a black and white upper design in his iconic signature strokes – the sweeping, organic look of the lines have a real sense of movement and flow; elegant but at the same time raw and imperfect.
Which, coincidentally, is how the Footy-Boots.com staffers see themselves on the football pitch (though it’s mostly the ‘raw and imperfect’ part, to be honest…)
Other than the exceptional paintwork, the Pele Sports Trinity 3E x SheOne is the same boot that launched in December last year.
A Symbioskin upper offers a natural feel on the ball, and is lined with fit-channels to help it wrap and form naturally to the foot. This synthetic material helps keep the weight of the Trinity 3E down to a meager 158g, whilst the completely unique tripod stud system not only engages and releases the ground quicker than other plates, it helps train the muscles in the leg to react quicker.
Expect to see the Pele Sports Trinity 3E x SheOne on sale from September 15th, costing £160 from the Pele Sports Official store.