The Premier League season has been done and dusted for nearly two weeks now, and it’s time we all moved on.
Luckily next season will be bigger and better than ever, probably.
And to get you in the mood for the upcoming season, Nike have marked their 18th year as official ball supplier for the Premier League by unveiling its ‘unique’ new Ordem V ball.
Feast your eyes:
Pretty tasty, hmm?
Nike claim the unique construction distributes pressure evenly across the ball to ensure an accurate strike, while the ‘Aerotrac’ grooves in the surface help ensure a stable flight through the air.
In addition, graphics are printed onto the surface using a 3-D ink that creates a textured feel for enhanced grip and feel.
And of course, no Nike ball would be complete without the famous tick, which will be emblazoned in fluorescent pink on top of a vibrant orange and yellow colour-scheme.
In a press release promoting the new ball, Nike said the Ordem V’s “distorted motion graphic” was designed to help players spot the ball and to “make rapid decisions as they react to the game around them”.
Nike’s new ball will be available to purchase from June 5, and will be used in the 2017-18 Premier League season which kicks off on August 12.