adidas Originals have turned to the past to create this special edition Manchester United “Red Rose” themed UltraBoost trainer in homage to when won their very first FA Cup, 110 years ago. The red rose has special significance because it is the emblem of Lancashire, the county in which Manchester resides.
The first of the club’s twelve FA Cups was lifted in 1909 when they beat Bristol City thanks to a solitary Sandy Turnbull goal, a man that played for both Manchester clubs and made 220 appearances for the Red Devils scoring 90 goals. Sandy tragically died in battle during the First World War in 1915.
The kit which Turnbull wore in that final features the red rose of Lancashire and the red rose is embroidered onto the tongue of the trainer. The trainer is complimented with detailing on the insoles which also host the adidas performance logo and club crest.
The Manchester United adidas UltraBoost “Red Rose” drops on the Adidas website – July 25.