New Balance has teamed up with Baiteze FC has to create a set of unique signature designs for the grassroots teams.
New Balance’s Furon v6 has been given a bespoke look courtesy of the East London natives. The “Concrete Jungle” boot is introduced in a Gunmetal Grey and Alpha Orange color palette, inspired by skylines and sunsets in Newham. The soleplate reveals a map of London’s eastern boroughs, with the words East LDN appearing in bold. Additional touches include a tribute to the iconic Hackney Marshes, whilst the Baiteze emblem adorns the heel and is also attached as a bespoke tag.
Matchday chants are visible within the New Balance speed logo and squad player names are incorporated throughout the laces. Trophies have been added to the inner sole, as a constant reminder of the team’s weekly pursuit of silverware.
Speaking on the reveal, Baiteze Director Ose Egbejale said:
“Baiteze FC is incredibly excited to have New Balance signature boots, it’s something we could never have imagined. Celebrating our East London roots and the online football community is very important to us, as both have played a huge part in our journey and success so far. We absolutely love the final product and can’t wait to wear them”.
The Baiteze edition of New Balance’s Tekela v3 is a nod to the online community and the way in which it allows young ballers to express their talent and personality. The “Views” boot arrives in Black with Iridescent tones. A premium iridescent sole plate is complemented by a matching pyramid design on the heel. The graphic has been created to celebrate the ten internet teams involved in London’s grassroots game.
The popular online phrase “Like Comment and Subscribe” is visible across the front, whilst Baiteze is also emblazoned along the length of the boot – the lettering is amended to incorporate the community tribute. A thank you message from the Sunday League team can be found on the inner sole.
New Balance have created just 10 pairs of the “Concrete Jungle” and “Views” boots. Founded in 2017, Baiteze Squad currently plays in the Essex Sunday Corinthian League, with matches taking place at Oakside Stadium.