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If you are a Manchester United fan, you’ll love this piece of news. After Adidas signed a 10-year contract with one of England’s most beloved football teams, Manchester United, in 2014, the sportswear juggernaut has now honoured the club’s first ever FA Cup win in 1909 with a limited edition Adidas UltraBOOST. The new Manchester United Adidas UltraBOOST ‘Red Rose’ takes cues from the club’s running kit from the 1909 season, and features the team colours and has a Lancashire rose motif embroidered on the tongue. The shoe is no doubt a collectible for anyone who loves the Old Trafford team. Adidas has dug into history to create the motifs on the sneaker, and it is set to be limited edition memorabilia. In classic UltraBOOST fashion, this Manchester United edition is all black, and on the three-stripes we see ‘110 Years’, ‘1909-2019’ and ‘Manchester Rose’ emblazoned. The insoles feature a graphic Lancashire rose pattern throughout, and white Manchester United and Adidas co-branding.

Manchester United logo and Adidas branding on the rose-designed sole

The embroidered Lancashire rose represents the club’s logo back when they defeated Bristol City 1-0, 110 years ago in the FA Cup final. It was the first of 12 FA Cup wins for the Old Trafford club. In addition to this, the brand has also spoken of the Lancashire rose being sported on Manchester United’s off-pitch kit. Manchester United star, Paul Pogba is spearheading the campaign.

The red Lancashire rose on the UltraBOOST's tongue
The red Lancashire rose on the UltraBOOST’s tongue

The adidas UltraBOOST x Manchester United sneaker will be available for retail at select stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru. Its India release date has been set for August 16, and it will be priced at Rs 17,999.

All images: Courtesy Adidas

Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.