This year we can expect to see more and more World Cup themed sneaker releases, there's no doubt about it. In fact we are surprised we haven't seen a million and one already. Adidas Skateboarding are on the ball though, and have flipped up a few of their pro models into colourways of their football boot range to create the 'Futebol' pack. Here we peep French team rider Lucas Puig's Lucas Pro painted up in the same solar blue as the adidas Football F50 silhouette. Check your local adidas Skateboarding stockist as these street slayers are arriving at retailers right about now.
We recently snuck a few words quick with Lucas over the internets to talk about the release... and other things.
Hey Lucas, how are you? What have you been doing for the past 24 hours?
I’m fine thank you. I’m in Paris trying to film for the adidas jersey campaign.
How is the skate scene in Toulouse France right now? You seem to have a pretty tight crew there.
I’ve been traveling a lot the past few months so I haven't had much time to spend with the crew.
Before you had your own pro model with adidas, what kind of shoes were you skating in?
I was skating the adidas model called Skate and the Buzenitz for sure!
We read in an interview with you on the adidas Skateboarding website that you go through a pair of shoes in 10 days when you are skating a lot. That's bonkers! Do you have a graveyard of beaters in your house or do you just throw them away?
I wish I could keep all of them but I’m a stinky Frenchy :)
Your pro model has the same tech tooling as in Lionel Messi so it fits perfectly into the FUTEBOL PACK. Can you tell us a little about the shoe? The Colours? The performance?
The shoe is technical, we tried to do a very light shoe with not much material. I don’t really care about the colour, as long as they aren’t pink.
Are you a football fan Lucas? Do you attend any games with friends or watch it on TV?
Yes, but i’m still waiting for the 1998 French team to come back (with Zidane). I sometimes go to see my hometown team with my homes.
Who are your favourite guys to travel and skate with on the adidas Skateboarding team?
Chewy Cannon aka Ogbobbyjohnson.
Aside from skate models what are your favourite adidas models?
How about this. What is the best pair of shoes to wear if you were attempting a switch hardflip feeble grind down a 46 stair handrail?
Flip flops or sandals
OK, we love jokes in the Sneaker Freaker office, can you share one with us?
Q. How do you call an intelligent man in the USA ?
A. A tourist
Hey so, down under here in Australia we call fried potatoes 'hot chips', but in America they call them 'french fries'… Are they really French?
In fact there are from Belgium.
If you dare, please tell us one weird thing about yourself that nobody knows.
I used to dance alone every morning, in front of my mirror
Finally what are your plans this year? Will you attend the World Cup?
I will try to film as much as i can for the new adidas video and Cliché. I am also looking forward to seeing this World Cup!
Check more Lucas action here.