NASA-inspired football shoes designed to give you a futuristic football experience

“What would it be like to play football in space?” is a question that may have come across anyone who plays the world’s favorite sport. Or even if you have just played it on your game console. Wouldn’t you want to see a Messi vs Ronaldo match-up on the moon to settle who’s the GOAT once and for all? Sure, they would either be wearing space suits or be literally flying around while trying to kick the ball, but wouldn’t that be fun to watch?

Designer: Hussain Almossawi

Well since that is still pretty far into the future (we might get Ronaldo and Messi’s children playing by that time), having a space-themed and futuristic design for football cleats is the next best thing. The question on the designer’s mind is what if NASA started making football boots. What he came up with are futuristic-looking designs inspired by the moon and space but are also minimalistic in their aesthetic. It uses basic colors like white, blue, red, and silver, adding an outer space sheen to the boots.

Since it’s a futuristic design anyway, might as well dream more of what cleats can do in the future. The “material innovations” are materials that may be gotten from space. The idea is to defy gravity, as that famous musical once said. So when the studs light up, this means that the gravity resistance sensors will be activated. This means players as good as Messi or Ronaldo will become even better as the boots can help make their shots even more accurate. Maybe while flying in space.

The dream design uses a zero-gravity label so the wearer is expected to defy gravity. Now, what happens when the football is kicked outside of the moon or the planet is anyone’s guess. Maybe there will be ball boys and girls flying around to retrieve the errant football. All I know is that it will be even more exciting to watch a football match between Barcelona and Real Madrid if they’re set in space. Well, if they’re still two of the most popular clubs by then.

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This Nike-inspired fidget tool + massager is a stress-relief EDC for pro footballers

Football players are shaped to be performance-oriented, however not much is spoken about the toll taken on their mental health; a designer believes a fidget-like device with a massage feature may do the trick.

Fear and anxiety hound us everywhere. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or at a party with friends; you name a situation and you’ll find anxiety is shadowing you. For sportsmen, anxiety is a part of the game, with each player having their own little ritual to help them focus – we have heard about players considering throwing up good luck to even the lucky jersey, personal battles to mitigate stress are fought by everyone.

According to data shared by Professional Footballers’ Association, a huge number of players are now seeking help for mental health issues ranging from performance, competition, to acceptance. Since there is no existing product that addresses the issues governing mental health directly, Breathe, is a device designed specifically to help footballers prevent anxiety.

The handy gadget designed by Varun Anand is a fidget EDC/tool that uses buttons. The oval plastic body features soft foam material on the underside which mimics the shiatsu massage technique. The entire device works as a solution to help the user stay calm and relaxed pre and post-game, improving the player’s overall performance.

Inspired by Nike’s design language and branding, the Breathe also calms the user by delivering positive messages and storing peppermint gums within its cavity. The anxiety kit uses stimuli such as texture, feel, touch and feedback to reduce anxiety and stress, allowing players to focus. Breathe fits ergonomically in the hand and is attached to an anti-slip strap, so a footballer can use it during practice and is easier to store when not in use!

Designer: Varun Anand

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Ex-Nike and Adidas Footwear designer made conceptual ‘electrified’ Tesla Football Shoes!

Sure, this is a concept, but what if it wasn’t? I mean, if Tesla can make surfboards then what exactly is stopping them from making football sneakers at this point?

Former designer at Nike and Adidas, Hussain Almossawi, found himself asking the same question. As a Tesla enthusiast, what if the company with its resources, creativity, and incredibly wealthy CEO, decided to go beyond sports-cars and design sports apparel instead? The conceptual Tesla Football Shoes combine Hussain’s love for football and for the Tesla brand into one positively radiant pair of performance sportswrear.

The shoes come in pristine white, with electroluminescent fabric woven into the sides and back, creating bright lines on the side, leading to a glowing, pulsating Tesla logo at the back. Moreover, the studs on the base of the shoes glow too, making them look exceptional in the dark but even more so when you’re dribbling away with the ball, creating one of the most beautiful light-streaks as you run!

Designer: Hussain Almossawi