adidas has collaborated with famed japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto to create this limited edition version of the F50. Inspired by ancient japanese culture, this lion dog robot design is not only visually striking but is also full of meaning. The lion dog is a symbol of protection and prosperity and Yamamoto added a robot aspect to merge ancient culture with modern technology. In his own words Yamamoto was aiming to create a “a guardian deity for victory, a sovereign creature that expresses the beginning of life and protects those playing on the field”
This incredible cleat will be worn by Real Madrid’s superstar Gareth Bale at El Classico, the famed match-up of Barcelona and Real Madrid. On this same date, six other players in clubs around the world will play in the Yamamoto F50 as well.
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