Cult Catalan kit brand Meyba returns to the field

Cult Catalan brand Meyba re-emerged onto our compass a couple of years ago. We even went and had a good chat with their newly installed creative director, kit guru Neal Heard.

At the time he spoke of wanting to take Meyba back into the football shirt market properly, as opposed to trading off past glories. That said, those glories are up there with any of the global sports giants. Working with Barcelona, Meyba gear adorned some of the world’s most celebrated players, most notably Maradona. This golden era for the brand saw them produce some iconic kits with defined points of difference versus the norm.

Despite this heritage, as I said, Neal wants to take the brand forwards as well as honouring its past. With that in mind, they’ve spent some considerable time talking to clubs who fit their ethos as a cult brand. Their understanding of the fusion of football and fashion helps them punch above their weight and their journey to prominence once again is inevitable.

That journey begins via a tie up with Las Vegas Lights. The second tier U.S pro side hails from the famous city but still likes to ruffle the feathers of bigger clubs from cities with a more established top flight history.

As with all good kits, there’s thought behind the design. In this case the home kit pays homage to the city’s infamous bright lights while it’s away option is inspired by the mad contours created by wind erosion in the dry desert of the native state.

You can get hold of this shirt at a number of places, and in doing so impress your 5-a-side opponents to some tune.

Head to Meyba now.

Mark Smith

I had pizza for tea.

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