Today In Football: FootGolf & Knitting

Yupp. Football, golf and knitting.

WOW! Such fun, much exciting!

Check out these two funny footy-related bits that you could weave into small talk at the water cooler or the coffee machine today.

1. Adidas will soon release the first knitted football cleats.

And they look comfy as hell.

Herzogenaurach, Thursday 27th February 2014: Every footballer dreams of a boot that combines the comfort and responsiveness of playing barefoot with the protection of a traditional design. Today adidas launch their latest step towards that dream with the launch of the adidas Samba primeknit.

The limited edition boot (available from Monday March 17th) is the first football boot to have an upper that is knitted from heel-to-toe, providing a bespoke second-skin fit that retains the strength of a conventional boot.

The introduction of primeknit marks the latest chapter in a rich history of revolutionary adidas football products and further cements primeknit as one of the key technologies at the heart of adidas innovation.

New levels of flexibility and comfort are provided by the one-piece knitted upper of the boot and the yarns used to construct primeknit provide stability and strength equal to conventional boots. Each yarn receives a high precision coating that guarantees water resistance even in the most challenging conditions.

Source: Adidas.

 

2. FootGolf

This is such an obviously genius combination. It combines the swagger and chilled atmosphere of golf with one of the best aspects of football: free kicks. I would switch right away. No running, no fouls. Cool shirts and hats. Wavy!

Oh man, this might be the best sport invented in the 21st century. An obvious combination of golf and soccer, FootGolf is a game for those who want to be free from the self-discipline in golf and the running in soccer. While its origins are unclear, FootGolf was legitimized as a sport in the Netherlands, and in 2012, the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) was created. With courses all over the US and the world, it definitely seems like a great way to spend a couple of hours outdoors.

Via Theworldsbestever.