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Yeezy Boost 350 x Freestyle Football

The story behind me going viral with a freestyle-football video.

Okay let's be honest. I'm a huge Kanye West fan. And I love the shoes he's creating but it's so hard to get your hands on them.

Luckily, on the day before the release of the Adidas Yeezy 350 (Oxford Tan), I got a call and was informed that I won at a raffle. I was number 33 but I wasn't sure at all whether I would get my shoe size or not since I've only won the shoe itself. Luckily I got my size and that's when I decided to do it.

I called a friend of mine, Helge Mundt from Berlin, who's a sick photographer and can also pull off amazing videos. Few hours later we met up at Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin Tiergarten and shot the video. Me simply freestyling in the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350. What happened then was crazy. But first let's watch the video. :-)

A few days later my video was posted on several blogs and Facebook-sites.

But how did I get so many top-notch streetwear/soccer-blogs to share my video?

By simply writing them.

Highsnobiety was the first big streetwear-blog to share the video.

Here's the article: http://www.highsnobiety.com/2016/01/01/football-freestyler-yeezy-boost-350-oxford-tan/

At the end, probably the biggest streetwear-blog out there, Hypebeast, listed my video on their site, too.

http://hypebeast.com/2016/1/freestyle-football-yeezy-boost-oxford-tan?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebook_post

Also one of my favorite soccer/lifestyle-sites "SoccerBible" decided to put my video on their website.

http://www.soccerbible.com/lifestyle/footwear/2016/01/yeezy-boost-350-freestyle/

Damn, that was off the hook. But you know what? If I wouldn't have sent out all these E-Mails, FB-messages, etc. nothing would have probably happened.

Furthermore, all my mails were written really friendly. No, I didn't write something like "please share my video" whatsoever but rather something like "a friend of mine and me put in a lot of time and effort and we would highly appreciate it if you give our video a try." And yep, that worked out.

I can say that I really learned a lot from all this and of course I'm very happy it worked out the way it did. The hype is crazy about these shoes and I got a tiny bit of the cake. Sometimes it's just the idea that counts and of course some skills aren't too bad either. :-D

But now it's time to put in even more effort for my upcoming videos. Motivation is on a 100! :-)

 

I really hope you liked this story and I wish you all the best for 2016

Keep on ballin'

'Philippe

October - December 2015

No rest. No days off.

In winter there's normally not as much going on as in summer since there aren't as many sport events happening (except winter sport events but that's too far away from football haha). Anyway there were still some notable things happening.

In November I flew to Paris to present the new DFB away jersey for the Euro 2016 with some lads of the Club of 35. The Club of 35 is a football club which consists of some of the best youth football players from Berlin.

I can tell you one thing about this trip straight away: it was sooooooo much fun. :-)

Here's a short summary of what happened:

we flew to Paris on Thursday the 12th of November. We were driven straight from Charles-de-Gaulle to the event venue - the Adidas „Future Arena“. Once we were there we had a couple of hours to kill which was awesome. I met up with Russian freestylers and street-football players I've never seen before. Shout out to Street Madness! They even recognised me but unfortunately I didn't recognize them... my bad, sorry guys. :)

I also met some freestylers from S3 and the SkillTwins as well. It was huuuuuuuge. Zidane and Xavi were there and we did our show with the the 2014 World Cup winner Per Mertesacker.

Mind-blowing!

And here are some pictures:

The next day was packed, too. First we got to discover the city of Paris. It's such a wonderful city and definitely worth a visit. We went to the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and some more beautiful places. Here are my favourite pictures:

And once we were at the Eiffel Tower, a photographer asked me if I could do some freestyle tricks for him. I did so and you know what happened? A couple of days later he sent me this video:

DAAAAAAAAAMMMMNNNN!!! I'm blessed... this is unbelievable! Shout out to Mattia for the footage! Thank you soooooo much. :-)

At the end of the day we went to a a fancy restaurant and afterwards we watched the game France vs. Germany.... Everybody knows what happened next so I won't talk about it so much anymore. But yeah... it was shocking...

The next day we flew back home to Berlin.

Of course I also made a VLOG about the trip to Paris. If you want to visually see what went down, simply click the video underneath. :D

Apart from the trip to Paris I had a couple of performances and created a new video. I wanted to make something different so I decided to film a video “VHS STYLE” with the app “VHS Camcorder”.

No freestyler has ever done a video like this before so I'm very proud to be the first one.

So yeah, I'll keep it short. Here you go:

That's it from this years summary. I really hope you liked reading what happened this year and I wish you Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016! :-)

Keep on baaaaaallliiiiiiiiinnnnn'

'Philippe