PUMA vs Reebok

Posted on/at 5:26 PM by The Cricket Corollary

For those who gives a shit.

As promised, I have delivered. Above is the dreaded Morne Morkel PUMA ad. Which is better? PUMA or Reebok?

You all should know by now that Reebok is the official kit supplier for South Africa. But PUMA has stolen a lot of Protea players by offering them a contract where the cricketers will wear PUMA footwear and full protection gear on field, as well as wear PUMA sportlifestyle ranges off the pitch.

In the IPL both PUMA and Reebok were suppliers of kits to different teams. Take a look at the uniforms which were produced. Above is PUMA's Rajasthan Royals outfit and below is Reebok's Royal Challengers Bangalore uniform. Not bad at all.

My question is what the hell happened to the Proteas' uniform. (Or should I say PJ's?) Finally the answer has arrived. The players themselves are to blame....

One cannot emphasise enough how important it is for the players to be comfortable in the testing conditions they often encounter on the Asian sub-continent and elsewhere."

Reebok went all out. They went as far as to have a tailor present to tailor each garment for individuals to ensure they were totally comfortable.The players felt that the most important factor was a lightweight, cool pant and shirt, especially when travelling to the sub continent and being exposed to some of the hottest playing conditions. Reebok worked closely with the team on this using strategic mesh panels as well as Reebok’s patented moisture management technology, Play Dry, to ensure the heat factor is taken care of.

All shirts and jerseys are made of updated stretch fabrics allowing for a lightweight, comfortable product that allows for excessive movement by the player while still keeping its slim fit, look and feel. Reebok worked closely with Reebok India who designed four of the eight IPL kits as these were primarily designed for the original conditions of India before the IPL moved to SA.


Esra_Star said...

So they basically wanted tailored
PJ's? Couldn't their mums do that?

Oh & if I have nightmares over the terrible Morne pics Bon we will need to have words :O

boncam said...

People always comment on the fatties. Has anybody notice how super skinny Morne & Botha are? Sheeze...

The Morkel PUMA ads are horrible.

Esra, you know I added that Bouch pic just for you.

Anonymous said...

They only have themselves to blame.

Esra_Star said...

I knew you did Bon & I love you for it! :) This uniform/ PJ outfit wasn't flattering on Botha & Morne which is saying something.

fordaluvofMorne said...

drool... droool... droooool... more drooool...

did I tell you people I love Morne?

But yes... outfits are shocking!

lucky they did not get Kallis to try those skin tight things!