adidas Football Reveals New Customised GLITCH Skins for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Ahead of the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, adidas Football has today revealed three unique new GLITCH skins. To celebrate the showcase of creativity that is the FIFA World Cup, adidas has created customised skins for three of the stars set to shine in Russia.


Customised GLITCH skins have been created for Paulo Dybala, Benjamin Mendy and Presenel Kimpembe. Each of the skins are designed to reflect the individual characteristics and personalities of the three players and will only be worn by the individuals. The skins, which demonstrate the creative potential of a GLITCH skin, are not available for purchase. 


Frenchman Benjamin Mendy’s skin ‘The Shark’ features a dramatic graphic design of a shark’s open mouth on the skin, representing his ferocious game. The customised skin for Presnel Kimpembe also reflects his style of play. ‘The Lion’ features a roaring lion graphic a perfect representation of his aggressiveness and leadership at the back. The skins for Mendy and Kimpembe also feature heat reactive technology, changing colour as they heat up.  Finally, Paulo Dybala’s unique skin has been christened ‘The Jewel’, featuring a colourful jewelled pattern reflects his creative and stylish game. 



The customised skins sit outside of the World Pack which alternatively are available to purchase. These celebrate the very best of the World Cup. The pack also features skins designed for Germany, France and England that celebrate the patriotic spirit of these three footballing nations. Each skin displays the national flag of the respective country, with the boots coming together to reveal the flag in all its glory. Two additional skins celebrate the vibrant culture of the host nation Russia. With bold colourful patterns in red and blue designs, they feature traditional Russian art techniques such as Khokhloma and the geometric patterns on St. Basil’s Cathedral.



GLITCH is designed to suit the modern game by providing players with unparalleled adaptability. It is constructed with two parts, an inner shoe and outer skin. The outer skin can be removed and replaced so players can change their look based on their preference, while maintaining an inner shoe that has a comfortable and supportive fit that suits them.


These new unique skins as well as the World Pack coincides with the launch of GLITCH 2.0. A new upper construction features added comfort for people with wide feet, facilitates a better step in via an updated heel-loop and also presents new design opportunities thanks to an asymmetrical split. GLITCH 2.0 also features a facelift to the innershoes that facilitates a better step-in thanks to a slightly more cut-out silhouette, improves the lock-down via a new techfit cage construction and sharpens the technical visual look with a new exo spine.


The GLITCH skins described above are not for retail sale, they have been created solely for the players mentioned to appear at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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