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Sneaker of the Week - Nike Zoom Mercurial Flyknit

Originally designed for Ronaldo in '98, the Nike Zoom Mercurial Flyknit Men's Shoe turns Nike's fastest football cleat into a lifestyle sneaker, thanks to a flexible Flyknit upper and lightweight...

Originally designed for Ronaldo in '98, the Nike Zoom Mercurial Flyknit Men's Shoe turns Nike's fastest football cleat into a lifestyle sneaker, thanks to a flexible Flyknit upper and lightweight, responsive cushioning system. An innovative ribbed construction shifts between two colors as you move.

These are a beautiful sneaker for the summer that blends soccer and style. 

adidas adilette Slides

There are few soccer items that I have worn more in my life than the adidas adilette slide. Pre-game, post-game, on the way to and from practice. Around the house. Around the pool. This classic a...

There are few soccer items that I have worn more in my life than the adidas adilette slide. Pre-game, post-game, on the way to and from practice. Around the house. Around the pool. This classic adidas sandal has been on my feet for a very large portion of my life. It is hands down the best slide on the market and it hasn't need any updating or changing over the years.

Besides being a great slide to wear before and after any soccer game/practice, it is also a stylish slide that is the perfect go to during the hot summer months. Temperatures reached well into the 100's this week in LA, so being poolside has been a must. And the adidas adilette is the perfect slide to wear when lounging by the pool. 

I'm certain that you have had a pair of these at some point in your life. If you currently don't have a pair, it is definitely time to cop a new pair. You need these in your life this summer. 

90s Music + Soccer Jerseys

We recently released three shirts inspired by English teams and the jerseys that they wore at specific times on the 1990’s. There was some incredible jersey designs at that time that we wanted to ...

Jay DeMerit in Bumpy Pitch

Our boy Jay DeMerit took to his Instagram this week sporting our most classic shirt of all time - the Laurel Crest t-shirt. Thanks of the support! Make sure and give him a follow!

RSNL, UNTD and POOL Shirts

Growing up in the ’90s here in the United Staes proved some what of a problem for many soccer fans. The Internet was super young and TV coverage was damn near non-existent. I remember there was one...

Sneakers of the Week - adidas NMD

adidas has been making some very big waves recently on and off the field. New boot silos on the field and some incredibly stylish sneakers for off the field. And the best of the bunch just might ...

Boots of the Week - Nike Camo Pack

Nike continue to put out updated colorways of their four boot silos. This time they are inspired by and feature in various camo prints.The release schedule for boots these days is more robust and ...

Boots of the Week - Nike Tech Craft Pack - B&W

For this weeks boot of the week, we're going with a whole pack of boots as opposed to just one. Nike has been doing some great things recently with their Tech Craft Pack. The pack has been a hybri...

The Hit List - Things I'm Inspired, Influenced and Intrigued By

Every day, every week, I find myself inspired, influenced and intrigued by countless things going on in the world. These things help guide designs that we work on, stories to be told, people to rea...

Boot of the Week - Nike Tiempo 6 "Light Crimson"

I'm a longtime admirer (and wearer) of Nike Tiempos. In fact, it may just be my favorite boot. Recently Nike released the Tiempo 6 which has gotten nothing but positive reviews from just about eve...

Thibaut

Say hello to Thibaut. He is in the office with us on most days and he likes to hang out with whoever stops by and watch games on TV. If you come through the office, make sure and say hello to him.

Boot of the Week - adidas Ace16+ Black

adidas shocked the soccer world recently when they unveiled laceless boots. While this may not officially be the first laceless boot ( we see you Lotto Zhero Gravity), it is certainly the first of...

The Rise of Soccer Boots

I wrote the following story for The Original Winger and figured it would be a good fit to share on here as well. Soccer cleats, football boots or whatever you want to call them are entering (or ra...

Sneakers of the Week - Nike Free 3.0 Hypervenom 2 FS “JACK FROST”

Nike has started 2016 very strong with the release of the "Jack Frost" colorway in their Free Hypervenom 3.0 silhouette. One of my favorite sneakers of the moment. I love how this sneaker effortle...

Bumpy Pitch Football Club Home Crew

When we first started Bumpy Pitch we always had the collective in mind. The soccer community has always been our home and our crew and as things have grown over the years that notion of the commu...

Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi - Battle of the Boots

With El Clasico taking place this weekend it seemed like a perfect time to take focus in on the two players that everyone will be paying attention to: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lione Lessi But instead ...

Barcelona v Real Madrid - Battle of the Third Kits

I am a long time lover of black kits. Each and every year when a team decides to go with black as the color choice for their third kit, I always smile a bit. These jerseys may not get worn that oft...

Love of the Game - Brian Dunseth

It’s pretty hard for any athlete to point to a specific date to explain how and when they fell in love with the sport that at some point in their life defined them as a person.  And to be honest,...

Life and Times of Bumpy Pitch Vol. 4

Screen Printing Screen printing is an art of its own. From choosing the mesh of a screen to the type of printing technique there are a variety of factors that ultimately decide the quality of the ...

Week In Soccer

Each and every week we are exposed to a number of items that we want to share with you. Whether it's a new pair of boots, a book or a pub to watch a game at. There are so many great things happenin...

Boot of the Week - adidas Laceless Prototype

adidas has been making some pretty bold moves on and off the pitch over the last year. They scrapped boot silhouettes like the Predator and F50 and introduced the X and the Ace. But it might just...

Love of the Game - Bryan Byrne

Growing up in Ireland, soccer was a part of my life from a very early age. I vividly remember being a mascot for my local club at the age of 6. My Dad was on the team, Castle Villa, and they were...

American Soccer History - Brooklyn Wanderers

One of our main goals when we started Bumpy Pitch was to help build soccer in America. We felt that before we could look forward and grow the sport, that there was a need to look back and understa...

Love of the Game - Rob Stone

I was introduced to the game by my Dad who had heard about this new, up and coming sport called soccer. In the mid 70's, things took a little longer to make their way down to Chapel Hill, NC. He c...

Love of the Game - Eugene Kan

We first met Eugene Kan when he was the managing editor of Hypebeast. We got connected through a mutual friend who knew that we shared a love of the game and a broader interest in culture and how ...

Sneaker of the Week - Nike Free Mercurial Superfly

Nike just announced the release of the CR7 Chapter 1 - Savage Beauty pack which consists of a pair of Mercurial boots, a small apparel collection and these incredible Free Mercurial Superfly sneak...

Chicago Fire x Bumpy Pitch - 18th Anniversary T-Shirt

Three years ago we had the opportunity to work with the Chicago Fire on a t-shirt that celebrated the 15th year of the club. It was great to get to play a part in the celebration of the club and w...

Life and Times of Bumpy Pitch Vol. 3

You might be questioning why there is a picture of the collar of one of our t-shirts. And that is a very good question. Let me tell you a story of how some neck collars became a serious issue in t...

Life and Times of Bumpy Pitch Vol. 2

Office Space Let me start this off by saying that this is the parking lot outside of our office where we are supposed to be able to park. See how empty it is? Just a couple of dudes looking at som...

Life and Times of Bumpy Pitch Vol. 1

When we first started Bumpy Pitch we had no idea what we were doing. We didn't know the first thing about designing or manufacturing clothes. We were soccer players who just so happened to have an ...

Kit Obsession - Juventus Third Kit 2015-16

We are clearly fans of third kits around here. Especially when those third kits happen to be black. This third kit from adidas and Juventus for the 2015-16 season is fire. The gold accents contra...

Boots of the Week - adidas X15 x SoccerCleats101

This weeks boot of the week comes to us via our good friend over at SoccerCleats101 - Bryan Byrne. Bryan is the guy behind SC101 and knows more about soccer boots than pretty much anyone that I k...

Pre Match Playlist - OK Lady

If you are a fan of Radiohead or D'Angelo or ideally both, then you need to listen to this mashup that blends monster albums from both artists. It is incredibly good and could be the pre-match pl...

Kit Obsession - PSG Third Kit 2015

We'll be taking a look each week at one jersey that we are obsessed with. As the design of jerseys evolves and with the ease of tracking down jerseys from all corners of the world, we want to tak...

BPFC Crest - Athletic Grey

Now in stock - the BPFC Laurel Crest in athletic grey. Soon to be your new favorite shirt!  

Boots of the Week - PUMA evoSPEED SL Project Pink

With the heavy release schedule of boots that we are seeing these days, we decided to take a look and give our pick of the best for the week (roughly every week). In our inaugural look at the bes...

Bumpy Pitch x Wolfskill FC

  One of our extended Bumpy Pitch family members has a pickup game every Monday on the westside of Los Angeles. His crew is called Wolfskill FC which is derived from Wolfskill Ranch which was ...

Reading Material - Five Soccer Books You Should Be Reading

So that title isn't 100% correct. These five books are what are currently in my reading queue at the moment. All are soccer inspired, so as soccer fans, maybe you should be reading them too. Or a...

Bumpy Pitch Shirts - Side Netting and Corner Flags

In this video, we look at two shirts. Both of which showcase some of the most essential items in the game of football, a ball, a goal, and corner flags. The Side Netting shirt takes two of the ...

Bumpy Pitch Shirts - The Crest & Stripes

Guys and gals, here is the next video in a new series here on The Original Winger where we take a deeper look at our shirts and where the designs come from. We field a lot of questions on the int...

The Bumpy Pitch Mystery Pack

My favorite part about going back to school was that my mom would hook me up with some fresh new gear. There were mad sales so it was the perfect time to grab some new clothes. As I got older, th...

Starting 11 - Soccer Inspired Sneakers You Should Own

  Soccer has been at the center of a number of great sneakers over the years. For a very long time, soccer inspired sneakers were very technical. They served a purpose in terms of playing. They we...

The Checkers Shirt - Video

Hey guys, here is the third video in a new series here on The Original Winger taking a deeper look at our shirts. We field a lot of questions on the internets and in our email about where the de...

The Story Behind Bethelem Steel

Bethlehem Steel FC. This is one of the original shirts we released back in like 2009. We wanted to showcase that the US has a history in soccer. That there is a heritage and great stores and ol...

The Art of the Print

Think about your favorite t-shirt for a moment. It fits a certain way. It feels a certain way. Maybe you have had it for years or maybe it's brand new. But there is a certain feel about it. If it's...

Bumpy Pitch - Made in Los Angeles

Manufacturing apparel in the US is not the easiest or most inexpensive way to go. But it's important to us and it is something that we have been able to maintain over the years. We talk a lot about...

Inspired By The 1994 Denim Kit - The 94 Stars T-Shirt

Last year we decided we wanted to do a shirt inspired by the "Denim Kit" that the US wore in the 1994 World Cup. There has been so much talk about this particular jersey, and it was 20 years sinc...

Starting 11 - Stylish Soccer Jerseys You Can Wear Anytime

I know, I know. It can be hard wearing any other jersey besides that of the club that you support. But outside of your own club, there are some jerseys that look good enough to wear regardless of i...

Bumpy Pitch x Port LBC Vintage Soccer Ball

  One of my favorite projects that we have worked on over the years was getting to do something special with a rad shop / brand out of Long Beach, CA called Port LBC. Collaborations don't always...

Bumpy Pitch x Port LBC Vintage Soccer Ball

Bumpy Pitch 2.0

If you have noticed that our release schedule has been a little light recently, it's because we have been working on this brand new website. A redesign was long overdue and something we had been ...