As part of the Limited Collection Range, Adidas in partnership with renowned design company Italia Independent launched the Deadly Focus pack. The pair will be released together in limited quantities and certainly stand out with their originality.
Both brands are devoted to creating unique products in their fields and with the distinct snakeskin design, one cannot help but notice the nod to the high fashion brands of Italy, something not often sported out on the pitch.
The pair feature Adidas’ super-soft and super-light 3D Control Skin upper, as well as Non Stop Grip for incredible touch.
The ACE 16 especially shows off Adidas’ distinct three-stripe design, an acknowledgement back to the old days of their Predator range.
At the bottom of the boots, the game-changing X-CLAW studs allows for quicker cuts and better acceleration, allowing the player to maneuver the ball easily.
The boots are centered around the idea of control, the key to success for many teams, with all the main features giving players the ability to do so.
Adidas are well known for their sponsorship of the Italian and German national teams who have a total of eight World Cup wins between them.
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Where to buy: Adidas, Mall of the Emirates
There’s no mistaking your sharp fashion sense when you step into the Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump from Rockport.
Standing tall on a 75mm (3 inch) stiletto heel, this highly feminine dress shoe oozes elegance with a molded ABS heel to provide minimal rubbing and extra resilience.
Crafted from full-grain leather, this classic women’s pump is easy to clean and maintain, while a wide variety of colours will ensure that you find the perfect pair to go with a suit, dress or skirt.
Rockport have once again included Adiprene adidas sport technology in the heel, which works as a shock-absorber in the heel and helps to keep feet comfortable and friction-free all day.
For business women of the UAE this sports technology is essential. Rockport have created a shoe that is as comfortable during the hotter summer months as it is during the (slightly!) milder winter and can adapt to changes in temperature.
Before any women panic at the thought of a trainer in the office, this shoe is far from that. The sleek design and fashionable look are not compromised in any way and heads will turn for all the right reasons when you strut down the office corridor in these pointed toe pumps.
The manufacturers have made every effort possible to make these shoes comfortable on the heel and ensured that the shoes sit low on the heel and therefore reduce the chances of rubbing further.
As someone who travels frequently for work and spends approximately eight hours standing at trade shows, shoes with heels can be a total nightmare. However the Total Motion pumps would appear to have solved the problem. They are a big fit so going a size smaller than your usual is advised.
Rockport have crammed the modern shoe technology of casual shoes into a classic dress shoe to achieve lightweight comfort and a stylish, modern look.
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The lace-up front ensures all shapes and sizes of foot will enjoy a snug fit, while the contoured, orthotic footbed keeps feet cool and comfortable.
One of the most outstanding features of the shoe is the durability given its light weight. This makes it a perfect shoe for Dubai residents that want to maintain a sharp and stylish look, but not have to suffer in the simmering summer temperatures.
As a tall male with skinny but long and very arched feet I have often struggled to find smart shoes that I can wear for longer than a couple of hours without them rubbing in some way. I can happily say that Rockport is the answer! The clever grooves on the sole of the shoe mean there is no sliding around and the soft material around the heel means they mold to the foot in no time.
The manufacturer claims that there is ‘Adidas sport technology’ in the shoe which may leave some prospective buyers confused over whether it’s a tennis shoe or an office shoe. But after trying them on, it becomes very apparent that it is a stylish shoe that can be worn with a suit or as a smart/casual option with a nice pair of jeans with all the comfort of a tennis shoe – perfect!
Personally I like to wear them with chinos and a shirt/blazer – a typical ‘smart’ look in UAE. I always look forward to slipping them on at the golf club after a round due to all the positive comments they receive.
The value for money in this shoe is phenomenal. Your average dress shoe in Dubai will sometimes cost you twice as much, but won’t include half of the added support Rockport have thrown into these shoes.
WHERE TO BUY: Stadium UAE locations
Owners of authentic Shelby cars were invited along with around 30 rare and valuable cars bombing through the twists and turns of the Circuit Paul Ricard and creating a mesmerising theatre of motoring finery and thundering engine noise.
Sport360 were lucky enough to attend as the event recreated the marque’s glory years when Shelby cars were at the vanguard of international motorsport.
Along with the stunning automobiles, the stars of the show were the new watches, inspired by the legendary 1963 Cobra CSX2128 – and the drivers who piloted it.
One of those men, Allen Grant, who won numerous races in the 1960s and ‘70s, was at the circuit and was thrilled by what he saw.
“There’s $50 million worth of cars that people can sit in and drive at this iconic race track, it’s just amazing,” he said. “My heart just almost skips a beat because it brings back these floods of memories of working on the cars and driving them and winning and taking the chequered flag.”
Baume & Mercier CEO, Alain Zimmermann, was also on the ground as he watched an event months in the planning come together in spectacular style.
“The philosophy is to do something which has never been done in Europe before,” said Zimmerman. “It’s Shelby-only, the greatest meet of 29 Cobras, 427, GT40, GT350, it’s an amazing event.”
The watches are available through Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons in Dubai Mall and also from Al Manara international Jewellery stores in Abu Dhabi.
Two versions of the watch have been produced, and in tribute to the Cobra CSX2128’s inauguration, only 1,963 of each are available.
There are also four limited editions, each paying tribute to a legendary driver and featuring their lucky numbers – only 15 of each are available.
Capeland Cobra 1963 (with alligator strap) – Dh16,000
Capeland Cobra 1963 competition (with rubber strap) – Dh17,200
Four limited edition driver tributes (Allen Grant, Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Dave MacDonald) – Dh16,400