Nothing says summertime like bright T-shirts and tank tops. Graphic, patterned, mesh – you name it, we’ve got it. When you wake up and don’t want to spend time figuring out what to wear, it’s best to have a pile of go-to tees and tanks to throw-on and get out the door.
Whether humid or dry, the summer heat is unavoidable, and when the A/C just isn’t enough, you’ll be wishing you had more pairs of shorts so you’re not stuck sweating in your jeans. A light and breathable material is key for ultimate summer comfort.
Now, some may argue that footwear has no place in a summer essentials blog since being barefoot is the ultimate summertime mood. However, some places require you to wear shoes, and when that’s the case, your best choice is a pair of slides or sandals. They’re a comfortable addition to your already-casual outfit and easy to throw on right before you head out the door.
The grass has been cut. The lines have been painted. It’s time to head back to the soccer field. Eastbay is here to help make this your best season yet. We’ve got a massive collection of the best soccer gear from the biggest brands, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit. And, to make it easy on you, we even divided our soccer cleats by player type, so you can make sure you lace up the right way. Check it out below:
After bursting onto the scene in 2009, Nike’s Superfly line
became a staple of speed at the professional level. Worn by some of the best
players in the game, the newest Mercurial Superfly has improved traction with a
slightly stiffer chassis and the Nike Aerow Trac zone in the forefoot. These
boots also feature a 360-degree Flyknit Dynamic Fit collar that wraps your foot
for a comfortable, second-skin fit.
Show off your speed with the perfect lightweight boot from
the brand with the three stripes. The adidas X 19.1 cleats offer a thin
SpeedMesh upper for a lightning-quick look and feel. These cleats also utilize
a SpeedFrame outsole for traction and stability that doesn’t weigh your foot
Looking to burn past the back four with devastating
explosiveness? Look no further than the Nike Mercurial Vapor 12 cleats. The
elite version of these boots provides Flyknit technology that is lightweight
and flexible for agile comfort. They also feature a two-part podular plate
system that flexes with your foot for responsive speed with every step.
If your game revolves around displaying flashy footwork and
finding the back of the net, you have to check out the adidas Nemeziz 19.1
cleats. The durable, textile upper and torsion system provide a comfortable,
locked-down fit while the TPU-injected outsole keeps you stable when striking
the ball. These boots will adapt to your foot for customizable style that
stands out on the pitch.
Is precision the name of your game? Then you need to take a
look at the adidas Predator 19.1 cleats. These boots offer a textured control
skin coating for a confident touch when dancing around an opponent or hitting
top corner on a strike. They also have a stretchy collar that wraps around your
foot to provide a snug fit without sacrificing ankle movement.
Take control of your strikes with the Nike Phantom Venom Elite cleats. These innovative boots include blades on the instep to help create spin and direct the flight of the ball. They also feature flywire cables that offer better lockdown to keep your foot securely in place when making that game-winning kick.
Block out all distractions and make the precise play with
Phantom Vision cleats. With an innovative Ghost Lacing system, these cleats feature
a flat surface placed over the laces for clean strikes every time. They also
utilize premier Quadfit mesh construction that fits to your foot like a sock,
offering a comfortable, stable feel.
Nike’s legendary Tiempo cleats continue to be one of the
most reliable choices on the market. The Tiempo Legend 8 Elite cleats feature
soft, premium kangaroo leather that delivers unrivaled touch and control. They
also utilize a flyknit tongue and quad-fit mesh lining for a supportive,
comfortable feel all game long.
Lace up a pair of adidas Copa 19.1 cleats and instantly
improve your first touch. These boots also feature super soft kangaroo leather
that helps you orchestrate in comfort while a molded vamp brings you closer to
the ball for confident control.
But to dominate on the soccer field,
you’ll need more than just the best cleats – you’ll need the latest apparel and
equipment too. Here’s a quick rundown of the added pieces you can grab to
complete your game.
Maximize your potential by training in Nike Strike Apparel. Made with lightweight, breathable Dri-FIT material, Strike apparel is engineered to keep you cool and comfortable throughout a day on the pitch. The Nike Strike Shorts are a top choice for the serious soccer player. Featuring zippered pockets for secure storage space and an elastic waistband with a flat drawcord for a snug fit, these shorts are a must-have. To shop the rest of our Strike collection, visit eastbay.com.
We also carry a variety of Nike Academy apparel, available in men’s, women’s, and kids’ sizes. Two of our hottest items from the Academy line are the Women’s Knit Tank and the Men’s Knit Hoodie. The tank features a racerback design that allows a natural range of motion while the hoodie is constructed of Dri-FIT fabric and a multipanel hood for warmth and comfort in less-than-ideal weather conditions.
Finally, if you’re team adidas, we recommend shopping our selection of Tango apparel. Designed to be the perfect combination of style and performance, adidas Tango apparel is built for the soccer obsessed. One of our favorite items is the Tango Logo Jersey T-shirt because it combines the iconic adidas look with comfortable, lightweight fabric so you can look good and play even better.
Get the protection you need with the Nike Flylite Shin Guards. These guards are lightweight and flexible, so they won’t get in the way when making plays. Geometric columns and webbing replace traditional foam, holding the guard up off your leg to keep you dry and comfortable. For added protection when heading a volley or just playing physical, we recommend checking out the Storelli Sports ExoShield Head Guard. Weighing only eight ounces, this head guard is built with combat-grade viscoelastic foam that conforms to your head for maximum security and fit.
Of course, there is no soccer game without a soccer ball. The Nike Magia Soccer Ball is the perfect choice for any surface in any conditions. The Nike Aerowtac grooves provide a perfect flight pattern while a textured casing gives this ball incredible touch and feel. Another solid choice is the adidas Context 19 ball. The thermally bonded, seamless surface gives the player complete control and reliable performance with every kick.
Bralettes and bras are some of the top summer must-haves — the strappier, the better. Show off the Nike Zoned Sculpt Strappy Bralette in your favorite crop top. Want a different size or style? We have even more bras to choose from — the options are endless.
3. Cool Crops
Crops on crops on crops — crops are everywhere! You can’t have a strappy bra without a crop to match. This Nike Prep Cropped Top is the perfect way to look cute while staying cool this summer. Want to keep up on the crop trend? Check out our other styles, colors, and sizes available here.
Grab your favorite Nike Graphic Reversible Tote, toss in all of the things you need, and get going — summer is here! You’re all set with the hottest looks and the essentials you need to start your summer off on the right foot.