The U.S. women’s national team continues to prepare for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup with a friendly against Ireland on Sunday, May 10 and the adidas sponsored players, Becky Sauerbrunn, Morgan Brian, Lori Chalupny, Heather O’Reilly and Christie Rampone, have created a custom look for the match.
The custom cleats are part of the #therewillbehaters campaign and were designed with the miadidas program and have a story connected with each player and their look.
Rampone’s Predator cleats are inspired by the colors of her youth club, college team, and the national team. The Florida born, New Jersey raised defender played with the Monmouth Hawks, then attended Monmouth University. She earned her first cap in 1997 and has accumulated 303 and counting more over her career.
‘Classy and sleek’ was the goal for O’Reilly. The midfielder kept to simple colors to make sure that the USA flag on the heel stand out above all else on her Predator.
Chalupny took a similar approach to O’Reilly with a simple and classic look for her adiZero F50 but included a splash of red, white, and blue.
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Like many defenders quietly getting the job done is a good thing and Sauerbrunn’ Predator went with a camo look that represents being courageous and selfless when on the field. The predominant blue of the cleat makes the USA flag on the heel pop.
Brian went with the 11Pro and gave her look the most flair. The midfielder use a classic half black and half white with a bold splash of yellow down the center line for a sharp and flashy look. She added a custom look with her last name embroidered on the cuff with ‘Br14n’ replacing the ‘ia’ with her jersey number ‘14’. And unlike the O’Reilly and Sauerbrunn’s looks, Brian placed the USA flag on the side of the heel.
Who do you think did the best job with the custom look?
miadidas custom cleats are available in 11Pro for $205, F50 for $230 and Predator Instinct for $250 at adidas.com.