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adidas Athletics tackles the crucial make-or-break period pre- and post-competition

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Philippines – adidas, the world’s leading sportswear innovator, has recently announced the launch of a brand new category – adidas Athletics. The category will deliver a fresh new take on traditional pre- and post-match outwear, specifically engineered to remove distractions and maximise athletes’ focus in the make-or-break period before they compete and when it really matters.

The category, which officially launches on pitch on Saturday 10th September with the adidas Z.N.E. Hoodie – the first product in the revolutionary new range. For any athlete, maintaining concentration immediately before they take to the field or when they’re in the zone is vital to their performance. The adidas Z.N.E. Hoodie was designed with this need in mind, helping athletes stay mentally strong thanks to three key elements; reduced noise distraction, minimal visionary interference and protection from discomfort. It combines cutting-edge craftsmanship with luxe fabric and a striking aesthetic to make it a sportswear essential, whether for performance or leisure.

The over-sized hood combines double-layered side and front panels to eliminate outside distractions, keeping the athlete warm and focused. It is large enough to accommodate over-ear headphones, enabling the pre-game music rituals synonymous with elite athletes. The hoodie’s premium, heavyweight cotton/polyester/elastane blend is designed for comfort: a “Made 2 Move” seam construction and dropped shoulder ensures the athlete can move freely and gives it a bold, modern look. Hidden zipper pockets are perfect for storing personal items when on-the-go. A discreet inner label carries a motivational message celebrating the mental strength and focus of athletes.

Michael Krapohl, adidas Senior Product Manager said, “With adidas Athletics we want to take the opportunity to champion a unique and as-yet unexplored perspective for our athletes, responding to their needs and telling their stories of game day in the 24 hours before and after they take the field of play. Athletes prepare to compete in front of huge, passionate crowds, and need to maintain their focus under immense pressure. We designed the adidas Z.N.E. Hoodie and the entire range to allow athletes to tune in to their pre-game strategies and personal rituals, and to centre themselves for their own personal challenges. Aesthetically, we are passionate about creating products with the finest crafted details and a sleek, athletic look.”

The adidas Z.N.E. Hoodie is available at Sole Academy BGC and select adidas stores: Two Parkade, HomeCourt UP Town Center, Trinoma, Greenbelt, HomeCourt Rockwell, Ayala Cebu, Magnolia, Gateway, Festival, and Megamall, for P4,395.

To learn more, visit adidas.com.ph/athletics/zne. Follow @adidasPH on Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #findfocus to join the conversation.

About adidas athletics
adidas athletics mission is to reinvigorate and revolutionise the badge of sport as an object of desire. It recognises the need for athletic expression off the field of play, whatever the field of play. Bridging the gap between athletes’ style and their life of sport, it champions a unique and fresh point of view, celebrating and highlighting the untold stories of innovation that get under the skin of sport.