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Soccer: Spring 2013 Gear Guide

Eastbay Cleated Copywriter, T. Scharfenberg | Date Updated on: 03/12/2013

To get the season's best looks and highest performing soccer gear, check out our lineup of the newest colors and styles of boots, training gear, and more.

Soccer: Spring 2013 Gear Guide

Eastbay's biggest soccer brands are all about complete looks. As the spring season starts up, color rules from head to toe. This guide features Eastbay's most popular cleats and the gear that goes with them, so you'll be fully equipped for the field.

 

Nike: Mercurial

Nike's Mercurial collection has always been about speed. This season, Eastbay's most popular soccer cleat gets even faster with all new updates. The most obvious is a textured upper material that provides control during the quickest movements. The fit has also been improved with a contoured last and a sockliner that mirrors your foot's shape.

 

Men's: Fireberry/Red Plum/Green

Available with a firm ground (FG), artificial ground (AG), or soft ground (SG Pro) outsole, this is the color that introduces the Mercurial Vapor IX. The new gradient coloring and contrast Swoosh were made for standout Mercurial players.

 

Men's: White/Solar Red/Black (Euro 2012)

    Mercurial Vapor IX: It's keeping its smooth Teijin synthetic upper and iconic style but with better control and fit, all down to 6.8 ounces.

     

    Mercurial Lite Shinguards: This popular guard is minimal in size and weight. It uses impact-diffusing foam and breathable sleeves for protective performance.

     

    Tiempo Game Short: A soccer classic, this short has an elastic waistband, internal drawcord, and contrasting side insets with a 6" inseam.

     

    Mercurial Swoosh T-Shirt: Eastbay is the only place you can get this top, with a Swoosh graphic that mimics the colors and texture of your Mercurial cleats.

     

    Element Half-Zip Running Top: Dri-FIT® and vented underarms manage sweat during practices. Thumbholes hold sleeves in place to block the elements.

     

    Mercurial Fade Ball: Made with 26 machine-stitched panels, this ball is designed for predictable strikes. Hi-vis graphics match the Mercurials.

     

    Benassi Solarsoft Slide: After games and practices, sink your feet into ultra-soft foam with a flexible Hyperfuse upper, a must for soccer players' tired feet.

     

    Nike5 Elastico: These indoor shoes bring tons of color, durable overlays, EVA forefoot and heel cushioning, and low-profile for ball control.

     

    GK Spyne Pro Glove: With 3mm palms and pre-curved fingers, these gloves are made for comfort and protection. Spyne supports help block shots all game long.

     

    Team Nutmeg Backpack: One of the best soccer bags out there, the Nutmeg is water resistant with a shoe pocket and ball carry.

Men's: Sunset/Total Crimson/Volt

Also available in FG, AG, or SG Pro outsoles, this second Mercurial color is equally as bright as the first. The gradient includes a metallic sheen to really show off the volt Swoosh.

 

Men's: Seaweed/Volt

    Mercurial Vapor IX: It's keeping its smooth Teijin synthetic upper and iconic style but with better control and fit, all down to 6.8 ounces.

     

    Mercurial Lite Shinguards: This popular guard is minimal in size and weight. It uses impact-diffusing foam and breathable sleeves for protective performance.

     

    Trequartista Short: This is one of the top shorts as far as moisture management is concerned. It includes Dri-FIT® fabric and side and back mesh panels.

     

    Mercurial Swoosh T-Shirt: Eastbay is the only place you can get this top, with a Swoosh graphic that mimics the colors and texture of your Mercurial cleats.

     

    TKO Shield Full-Zip Hoodie: Therma-FIT® fleece and water-resistant elements hold heat into this hoodie, perfect for chilly spring practices.

     

    Mercurial Fade Ball: Made with 26 machine-stitched panels, this ball is designed for predictable strikes. Hi-vis graphics match the Mercurials.

     

    Benassi Solarsoft Slide: After games and practices, sink your feet into ultra-soft foam with a flexible Hyperfuse upper, a must for soccer players' tired feet.

     

    Mercurial Victory IV IC: The Mercurial defines the indoor game too, with a last and sockliner that mirror your foot's shape, plus innovative Vapor traction.

     

    GK Classic Gloves: These traditional-cut gloves have 3mm latex foam palms for consistent, dependable grip.

     

    Team Training Max Air Duffle: This entire duffle is water resistant, so you won't need to worry about your gear on muddy fields.

Women's: Atomic Teal/White/Tint

The dark pink combination in this line remains feminine but knows it's business time on the field. We let the rich color really shine by pairing this with some white.

 

Women's: Pink/Bordeaux

    Mercurial Veloce FG: The TPU outsole that includes carbon flex elements gives increased acceleration and multidirectional, no-slip traction on the field.

     

    Mercurial Lite Shinguards: This popular guard is minimal in size and weight. It uses impact-diffusing foam and breathable sleeves for protective performance.

     

    E4 Short: This women's short uses a 4" inseam and an elastic waist for a comfortable fit. Made with Dri-FIT® fabrics.

     

    Pro Bra: Dri-FIT® stretch and a compression fit offer medium support without constriction.

     

    Dri-FIT Racer Long-Sleeve T-Shirt: The perfect piece for exercise in cooler weather, this long-sleeve top has a breathable mesh back.

     

    Dri-FIT Soft-Hand Hoodie: Throw it on for extra warmth. The Soft-Hand Hoodie has thumbholes, pullover cuffs, and a running-style hood.

     

    Mercurial Fade Ball: Made with 26 machine-stitched panels, this ball is designed for predictable strikes. Hi-vis graphics match the Mercurials.

     

    Benassi JDI Slide: An injected Phylon™ midsole and outsole are ideal for taking the pressure off your feet after a game.

     

    GK Spyne Pro Glove: With 3mm palms and pre-curved fingers, these gloves are made for comfort and protection. Spyne supports help block shots all game long.

     

    Heritage Gymsack: This polyester gymsack is designed for on-the-go players. It includes a small valuables pocket and measures 17" x 14".

 

Nike: CTR360

Nike's control cleat is built with three-dimensional control pads and All-Conditions Control technology to make sure the ball is always coming off your foot just right. Its lightweight, highly responsive cleat plate complements the play of midfielders especially.

 

Men's: Black/Photo Blue/Pink/White

The yellow and black is a powerful combination. This boot and this look are all about dominant control on the field, designed for players who demand innovation.

 

Men's: Sonic Yellow/Black/White

    CTR360 Maestri III FG: The Maestri uses Kanga-Lite for the feel of leather and the lightweight performance of synthetic.

     

    Mercurial Lite Shinguards: This popular guard is minimal in size and weight. It uses impact-diffusing foam and breathable sleeves for protective performance

     

    Libretto Short: With side panels that allow free range of motion, these comfortable, soccer shorts are Dri-FIT® to evaporate sweat off the skin.

     

    Premier Training Top I: Dri-FIT® fabrics and mesh inserts keep you completely cool during practice.

     

    Classic Fleece Emblem Hoodie: Matching the color of your cleats, this hoodie is a classic style with a drawstring hood and kangaroo pocket.

     

    Elite Crew Sock: This sock is complete with a contrast design, midfoot compression, and footstrike cushioning to reduce cleat pressure.

     

    CTR360 Volo Soccer Ball: The Volo ball is a 32-panel design with a rubber bladder that has been machine stitched for accurate passes and shots.

     

    Benassi JDI Slide: An injected Phylon™ midsole and outsole are ideal for taking the pressure off your feet after a game.

     

    Nike5 Bomba: Offset lacing and rubber turf traction nodes make the Bomba a performance master on turf.

     

    Goalkeeper Gunn Cut Gloves: The Gunn cut and pre-curved fingers give better ball grip through the 4mm shot-absorbing palm.

     

    Brasilia Large Backpack: This mesh backpack with padded straps is ideal for dry days when you just want to air out your sweaty gear.

 

adidas: F50

The F50 collection is about being the lightest across shoes, clothing, and equipment. With a recent redesign to the F50, this boot is now lighter and faster than ever. adidas didn't change the classic elements though, so F50 players will still be comfortable in this sleeker design. The Sprint Frame outsole and TraXion® studs are still in place for the best acceleration possible. In this series, all adult FG cleats down to the F10 are miCoach compatible.

 

Men's: Synthetic: Green Zest/White/Blue

Clocking in at just 5.8 ounces, the synthetic F50 uses adidas' SprintSkin upper with internal support bands. They support your foot in this ultra-light, single-layer upper that's built for ball feel. This time, adidas added a TPU frame that prevents abrasions to the kicking area, so your cleat will last even longer.

 

Men's: Bright Blue/White/Infrared

    F50 adiZero TRX FG Synthetic: The soft green and dark blue F50 makes for a look and performance that is unmatched anywhere on the field.

     

    11Nova Pro Lite Guards: To match your light cleat, you'll need light guards. These are injection molded with a compression sleeve for no strapping.

     

    Condivo 12 Training Pant: Specific for soccer training, ClimaCool® fabric ventilates heat and moisture. The navy color is a complement to the cleat colors.

     

    adidas Forever T-Shirt: This cotton/polyester t-shirt includes a distressed graphic at the center.

     

    Condivo 12 Fleece: This jacket pairs up with the Condivo 12 pant and includes a quarter-length zip front, elastic cuffs, and 3-Stripes® down the sleeve.

     

    F50 X-Ite Soccer Ball: An F50 staple for years, the X-Ite Ball is machine stitched and nylon wound for consistent, everyday play.

     

    adiZero SuperCloud Slide 3: Nothing cushions like SuperCloud EVA. This new version is quick drying with a custom-fitted feel.

     

    Free Football Top Sala: Take your look to the court, or just your off days, in the Top Sala. Its Hybrid L-S upper is lined with mesh and comfortable EVA.

     

    miCoach SPEED_CELL: Place in your cleat or Condivo 12 pant to measure performance stats on the field like time, distance, sprint zones, and more.

 

Men's: Synthetic: White/Black/Dark Orange (Messi)

Now available, Lionel Messi's all-new signature boot is the smoothest F50 yet. It comes with a full line of Messi products, including a ball, guard, and indoor shoe. The cleat shares all the technologies of the newly updated F50, with a touch of stardom.

 

Men's: Bright Blue/White/Infrared

    F50 Messi adiZero TRX FG Synthetic: The red flash and Messi logo on the heel make for the ultimate boot, designed to Messi's special requests.

     

    F50 Messi Ball: The red flash continues onto this ball, designed with nylon and TPU for consistency, durability, and a soft touch.

     

    F50 Pro Light Messi Guard: Both the guard and the sleeve graphics match your look. The light, flexible design is inspired by Messi's agile play.

     

    Graphic T-Shirt: A bright, bold graphic stands out everywhere from the practice fields to the hallways.

     

    Medium Defender Duffle: This medium-sized duffle contains a zippered main compartment, internal valuables pocket, and adjustable shoulder strap.

     

    adissage SuperCloud Slide 2: It doesn't get any softer than the SuperCloud+ EVA footbed, ready and waiting to cushion tired feet.

     

    adiZero F10 Messi IN: Continue the look of the field in Messi's indoor model. It's kept comfortable with an adiPRENE® heel insert that absorbs shock.

     

    miCoach SPEED_CELL: Place in your cleat or clothing to measure performance stats on the field like time, distance, sprint zones, and more.

 

Men's: Leather: Silver/Black/Blue

If you're looking for a more traditional style, the F50 is available in full-grain leather with a Goleo calf-leather vamp. That gives a snugger fit that allows you to get more ball feel. It's supported by SprintWeb technology that enables quicker dribbling without losing stability. While leather is a heavier material, adidas keeps this version light too, weighing just 7.2 ounces.

 

Men's: Black/Lab Lime/Silver

    F50 adiZero TRX FG: This elite-level cleat is designed to offer the best ball feel through the eye-catching, metallic silver leather.

     

    11Nova Pro Lite Guards: To match your light cleat, you'll need light guards. These are injection molded with a compression sleeve for no strapping.

     

    Condivo 12 ¾-Pant: Specific for soccer training, ClimaCool® fabric ventilates heat and moisture. This three-quarter-cut style is also miCoach compatible.

     

    Originals Trefoil Logo T-Shirt: Bold yet simplistic, this classic logo t-shirt is made of 100% cotton.

     

    Ultimate Tech Fleece Hoodie: A pullover hoodie is perfect for quick on-and-off during practice. Moisture-wicking ClimaWarm® fabrics keep you comfortable.

     

    F50 X-Ite Soccer Ball: An F50 staple for years, the X-Ite Ball is machine-stitched and nylon-wound for consistent, everyday play.

     

    Trefoil Slide: The thick rubber sole is durable, while the padded strap is soft on your tired feet for when you step off the field after the last whistle.

     

    Free Football X-Pro: Also with a full-leather upper, this shoe includes various shapes of low studs for the ultimate turf game.

     

    Medium Defender Duffle: This medium-sized duffle contains a zippered main compartment, internal valuables pocket, and adjustable shoulder strap.

     

    miCoach SPEED CELL: Place in your cleat or Condivo 12 pant to measure performance stats on the field like time, distance, sprint zones, and more.

Women's: Leather: Black/Red Zest/Silver

This series of the F50 now offers the top-level cleat in a female-specific style. This all-leather cleat has opened up the playing field with the same SprintWeb support as the men's version and weighs only 6.4 ounces.

 

Men's: Black/Lab Lime/Silver

    F50 adiZero TRX FG Leather: This full-grain leather cleat is designed for the best ball feel with a Goleo calf vamp. Women's cleat is miCoach ready.

     

    Modern Classics ClimaLite Capri: This multi-purpose piece is designed to wick moisture from the skin. Its length won't interfere with your guards.

     

    11Chrome Guards: The 11Chrome Guard offers a detachable ankle sock for optional protection, along with the EVA-cushioned backing.

     

    TECHFIT Zebra Print Bra: TECHFIT compression provides medium-impact support, but doesn't restrict thanks to ClimaCool® mesh.

     

    Originals University T-Shirt: Styled with a European university-style logo, this 100% cotton t-shirt can be used for training or hanging out off the field.

     

    Ultimate Track Jacket: This women's jacket has a full zipper and stand-up collar to protect you during cold spring practices.

     

    Confederations Cup 2013 Glider Ball: The Confederations Cup design for 2013, this ball is wrapped in TPU for a soft touch in any weather.

     

    Chilwyanda FIT-FOAM Thong: With a touch of glitter, the stylish Chilwyanda sandal has an EVA lining and outsole for incredibly soft comfort.

     

    Predator Fingersave Ultimate Gloves: These contact maximizers are specially cut with Fingersave® exchangeable finger spines for support during catching.

     

    Climacool Speed Backpack: This waterproof bag contains a freshPAK tunnel that allows cleats to dry out, a padded laptop sleeve, specialized pockets, and more.

     

    miCoach SPEED CELL: Place in your cleat or clothing to measure performance stats on the field like time, distance, sprint zones, and more.

adidas: Predator LZ

The adidas' hugely popular Predator collection has really been controlling the game, especially since the addition of the Lethal Zones. These 3D control zones are placed to maximize every strike, shot, and pass. Predators are also miCoach compatible to measure your effectiveness.

 

Men's: White/Prime Blue/Vivid Yellow

The Predator uses a Hybrid L-S upper for the benefits of leather's feel and synthetic's performance. It contains EVA heel inserts for anti-slip lockdown, proving it's built for technical perfection inside and out. The white-based color has the blue and yellow Lethal Zones jumping out.

 

Women's: Lab Blue/Running White/Lab Lime

    Predator LZ TRX FG: This control-based cleat is ideal for the ball handlers on the team who dominate the middle of the field.

     

    Predator Pro Moldable Guards: The flexible plate allows these guards to mold to your leg, staying put with a compression sleeve that supports blood flow.

     

    Predator ClimaCool Training Short: ClimaCool® moisture venting, mesh inserts for airflow, and a miCoach waistband loop help maximize your training.

     

    Predator ClimaLite T-Shirt: A workout staple with ClimaLite® moisture-wicking fabrics and a mesh back insert to promote airflow.

     

    Predator Europa League Capitano Ball: This ball is machine stitched for durability, but keeps its softness with a PU surface material.

     

    Superstar 3G Slide: The FIT-FOAM footbed of the Superstar 3G conforms to the foot for custom-molded comfort.

     

    Predito LZ IN: The indoor match-up to your cleat, this Predito includes the printed Lethal Zones over a non-marking rubber outsole for the court.

     

    Predator Fingertip Supreme Gloves: With a rolled finger cut, you're getting more contact with the ball. The double thumb wrap adds a snug fit.

     

    ClimaCool Speed II XXL Backpack: Completely functional with two main compartments, two water bottle sleeves, and a vented front to reduce odor.

     

    miCoach SPEED CELL: Place in your cleat or clothing to measure performance stats on the field like time, distance, sprint zones, and more.

 

Men's: Black/Lab Lime/Silver

Featuring a new, bold color combination, this Predator is set up to look good and feel good. Anti-slip EVA inserts keep your heel locked in place so your foot is working along with the control-based Lethal Zones.

 

Red, White & Blue

    Predator LZ TRX FG: This control-based cleat is ideal for the ball handlers on the team who dominate the middle of the field.

     

    11Nova Pro Lite Guards: To match your light cleat, you'll need light guards. These are injection-molded with a compression sleeve for no strapping.

     

    Regista 12 Short: With an 8" inseam and elastic waist, this is a classic short. However, it gets a boost from ClimaCool® heat and moisture control.

     

    ClimaCool Long-Sleeve T-Shirt: ClimaCool® cools men's specific sweat zones and FORMOTION® fabric lines move with you without irritation.

     

    Copa Zone Cushion Sock: This soccer-specific sock has a channel that cools through the toes. It protects from pressure with footbed shock cushioning.

     

    Finale Wembley Capitano Ball: The star graphics are obvious, but what you don't see is the butyl bladder that gives the ball optimal air retention.

     

    adiZero SuperCloud Slide 3: Nothing cushions like SuperCloud EVA. This new version is quick drying, with a custom-fitted feel.

     

    Free Football SpeedTrick: A mesh lining and microperforated upper keeps this indoor shoe ultra-cool. Touch Compound webbing adds ball control.

     

    Predator Fingersave All-Round Gloves: Cut for maximum ball contact, these gloves have protective Fingersave spines and a comfortable, custom-fitting wrist.

     

    Strength Medium Duffle: ClimaProof® protects this durable bag from water. Choose to use the dual carry handles or the adjustable, padded shoulder strap.

     

    miCoach SPEED CELL: Place in your cleat clothing to measure performance stats on the field like time, distance, sprint zones, and more.

 

Women's: Red Zest/White/Collegiate Purple

Female players now also have pro performance at their feet in the Predator LZ. The light red colorway is the base for a contrasting white and deep purple Lethal Zones for extra ball control and accuracy.

 

Red, White & Blue

    Predator LZ TRX FG: This control-based cleat is ideal for the ball handlers on the team who dominate the middle of the field.

     

    Predator Club Guard: To avoid performance interference, this guard uses a flexible shield, EVA cushioned backing, and an adjustable ankle sock.

     

    Condivo 12 ¾-Pant: Specific for soccer training, ClimaCool® fabric ventilates heat and moisture. This three-quarter-cut style is also miCoach compatible.

     

    TECHFIT Sports Bra: TECHFIT compression provides medium-impact support, but doesn't restrict thanks to ClimaCool® mesh.

     

    Sequentials Run T-Shirt: This lightweight t-shirt uses FORMOTION® engineering for full freedom that allows the fabric to move with you.

     

    TECHFIT Cold Weather Half-Zip Hoodie: Sweeps sweat from the skin and keeps you warm with zip pockets and thumbholes to keep the sleeves in place.

     

    Finale Wembley Top Training Ball: TBSE touch and water resistance gave this ball top FIFA ratings on circumference, water uptake, weight, and rebound.

     

    Chilwyanda FIT-FOAM Thong: The Chilwyanda sandal has an EVA lining and outsole for incredibly soft comfort.

     

    Medium Defender Duffle: This medium-sized duffle contains a zippered main compartment, internal valuables pocket, and adjustable shoulder strap.

     

    miCoach SPEED CELL: Place in your cleat or Condivo 12 pant to measure performance stats on the field like time, distance, sprint zones, and more.

 

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