Wednesday, January 28, 2009
ESPNsoccernet: February 12, 4:51 PM UK
AC Milan training top
It is funny how the pull of a club's stars have such a great impact on the clothing market. A few weeks ago, with Kaka set to leave, the AC Milan shirt would not have attracted much attention. Now, however, David Beckham has arrived and all hell has broken loose.
The England star creates such a furore wherever he goes, that shirt sales for the Beckham #32 have gone through the roof. And the reason is not just the name on the back.
It's because it's a pretty good shirt too. And you can win one of your own in our competition - just sign in and answer the question.
Furthermore, there is host of other AC Milan gear on offer and we were lucky enough to get our hands on the training top.
Having seen Kaka and Becks training in it, we had to see what it was made of and it turns out to be a pretty comfortable and impressive piece of kit.
On first glance it looks like it's made of fleece material, but actually it's ClimaCoolŪ technology and the fibres feel almost elastic against your skin.
The roll-neck is great for slightly colder weather and the material reduces heat and moisture build-up to keep you feeling fresh throughout your workout. It also looks good, although the giant 'BWIN/Adidas' logo on the back is a bit of a turn off.
Ultimately what you get is something that is perfect for your training experience. It may be that Beckham decides to stick around in Italy for a while longer, so (unless you're a Galaxy fan) you can be safe in the knowledge you won't look out of date if you buy it.
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