Whether you call it football or soccer, having the right ball is key to enjoying the beautiful game. The disastrous display of the Jabulani at World Cup 2010 in South Africa goes to show just how fickle a ball can be. An old ball can stick in the grass, not to mention the drag on the ball that might compromise its accuracy. Plus, most balls are plain boring to look at. All of that changes with the release of the New Balance x Paul Smith Signature Stripe Leather Football.
Sizing up at an official size 5, the New Balance x Paul Smith Signature Stripe Leather Football qualifies as regulation-sized. The collaboration between Paul Smith and New Balance also uses a microfiber material to reduce drag. The 18-panel ball is hand-stitched for the highest of quality and enhanced aerodynamic stability. Additionally, there is an internal latex bladder that helps maintain air pressure while preventing the absorption of moisture. From Sunday pick-up games to working on freekicks, this ball adds style and substance to any match or practice.