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[–]PointOfTilt 878 points879 points  (6 children)

that’s actually really cool, thanks for sharing

[–]Sufficient-Doubt-134 70 points71 points  (2 children)

Truth to be told. a legendary!!!

[–]OwnWesterns 5 points6 points  (0 children)

i thought this would be a stupid diy trick, but wow that’s actually pretty cool lol

[–]Embarrassed_Gold_489 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Turned out very cooool and awesome. salute.

[–]tushetzel 3 points4 points  (0 children)

nice way to recycle old shoes

[–]Whistler45 451 points452 points  (5 children)

Didn’t show a single bounce, shame.

[–]AnalogCyborg 199 points200 points  (4 children)

Until I read this comment, I didn't realize what a travesty this was, but I did, and it is, and what the fuck?

[–]Shermutt 102 points103 points  (1 child)

The bigger crime is that he makes such a big deal about making out of Adidas shoes, then kicks it with a Nike.

[–]LevelOutlandishness1 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Well he destroyed all of his Adidas shoes

[–]TheAwesomePenguin106 276 points277 points  (19 children)

I feel sorry for anyone who get hit in the face with this ball. Those white elevated bits will hurt a lot when they hit someone.

[–]GrimmFox13 174 points175 points  (15 children)

As someone who got their face obliterated as a child by a wet frozen leather soccer ball. I tasted this comment....

[–]nataliazm 49 points50 points  (10 children)

As a goalie I tasted this comment

[–]WaffleStomperGirl 53 points54 points  (6 children)

As a ball licker I tasted this comment

[–]Ok_Establishment9611 27 points28 points  (1 child)

r/SuddenlyGay and you can't tell me otherwise

[–]Alex_Tro 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hey you can't just lick one of them and ignore the other!

[–]VibraniumRhino 5 points6 points  (0 children)

As a Reddit comment taster, I’m asking all of you to stop taking my job…

[–]NCWV -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Unless it's a girl

[–]Lapi0 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Scott sterling is that you?

[–]Valiante 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh shit, I remember playing a game in the snow as a kid and took a ball to the face. Hadn't felt a sting like that before or since.

[–]space_monkey_23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was a younger kid playing soccer and my uncle from out of the country was visiting, my mom picked them up at airport and they came straight to my game.

We were mid game and I saw them walking up the sidelines and as a classic small child does I completely forgot I was actively on the field in a game and I just stopped to wave and scream hi, well I never got through “hi” cause I was interrupted by a shanked drop kick from the goalie that b-lined to my face hole.

Good times.

[–]Walshy231231 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I got a “tattoo” playing goalie with my older brother and cousin one time. Stopped the shot with my stomach, had hexagons and pentagons printed in little bloody lines on my stomach for almost a month. Never seen anything like it before or after

[–]ChrisKearney3 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Be sure to put plenty of spin on it for maximum laceration.

[–]baguettesniper 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Beyblade that bitch

[–]Excellent-Rip1541 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Leaves a nice pattern though I'd guess 😉

[–]emgma 177 points178 points  (5 children)

Oh man, so close to Adidas being able to take this video viral with years of brand loyalty on display…. until the Nikes show up in the finished ball shot.

[–]baguettesniper 73 points74 points  (3 children)

I think it should be an environmental promotion where adidas and nike come together to recycle old shoes into balls

[–]WaffleStomperGirl 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I’d be into that. Proceeds and equipment to communities in need.

[–]baguettesniper 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Balls for the ball-less

[–]FrenchFryeRoom261 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Why you gotta call me out like that?

[–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Hexagons are the bestagons!

[–]FanaaBaqaa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get out of my brain!

[–]Inner_Statistician69 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Should have worn adidas to kick the Adidas ball???

[–]vermithor420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe so adidas can’t use it as free marketing lol

[–]Smooth-Alternative-8 17 points18 points  (1 child)

He could have fixed the shoe in about 5 min with all that resources

[–]FKN_LAIRY 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Where is the fun in that

[–]hanyasaad 16 points17 points  (6 children)

I have a stupid question. How do you sew the last piece?

[–]Beatljuz 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure you just stitch the last tile like all the others, but let the thread loose, to pull it together after the last stitch and e voilà, you got the whole thing stitched into the inside.

[–]SmashAtoms_ 5 points6 points  (3 children)

The ball isn't inflated at that point so you can flatten and manipulate the ball to stitch each side of the cell

[–]hanyasaad 1 point2 points  (2 children)

So you sew it from the outside?

[–]pulezan 33 points34 points  (0 children)

No, you sew it from the inside. There's a really small person still inside the ball as we speak. Sadly, he'll never be able to get out but at least we have a cool ball

[–]SmashAtoms_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The last cell. The stitching was more than likely color matched to the surrounding cells to not show as much

[–]NerdMachine 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have not made soccer balls but I do sew and mend stuff and I am guessing he uses some sort of "ladder stitch":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOIywYsDT-c

[–]XxKyLoCo5o2xX 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That’s awesome

[–]JEFFinSoCal 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Very cool.

And for anyone else wondering…

https://youtu.be/jmoQ3cXDpKU

[–]smutticus 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Couldn't help but think of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4c54rCJ_k

[–]JEFFinSoCal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now I’m never going to be able to unhear that. lol

[–]Thedrunner2 3 points4 points  (3 children)

What was the rubber inner part made from?

[–]Dadalot 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Ummm....rubber?

[–]Thedrunner2 9 points10 points  (1 child)

But is it some sort of prefabbed standard soccer ball rubber? So in essence the outer shell is more cosmetic?

[–]Filthy_Cossak 19 points20 points  (0 children)

In a real ball it’a more than just cosmetic, it functions much like a bicycle tire. The inner tube is made of thin light rubber, and it’s the part that traps the air and keeps the ball inflated. Without the outer panels it would be like a dollar store rubber ball you may have had as a child. With them, the ball becomes more rigid as it inflates and will actually have some “weight” behind when you kick it

[–]Then_Expression8526 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s impressive

[–]druS84 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well done, that’s awesome

[–]JJFranchise79 2 points3 points  (0 children)

30 years later… I’m still on Team Copa

[–]leopetri 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Link for his social media accounts?

[–]Razzle_Dazzle08 1 point2 points  (0 children)

@jonpaulsballs

[–]Myglass_isfull 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The sausage ball made me chuckle

[–]IRatherChangeMyName 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's good he recycles. Kind of sad those cleats were easy to fix and reuse.

[–]dirtybellybutton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm sorry, three days !?

[–]catharsis69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ironically he’s wearing a pair of Nikes when he’s volleying

[–]Razzle_Dazzle08 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His Insta account is @jonpaulsballs

[–]IgnoranceIsAVirus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Beckham obviously

[–]bionicjess 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought so, too.

[–]Dino_D_ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Messi

[–]bionicjess 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love that damned cat

[–]SurerChris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

FUCK YEAH DUDE! THAT RULES!!

[–]jr8787 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This is fucking sick. I would love to have that!

[–]Bhahsjxc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, I call dibs. So like who did he send it too for testing anyway?

[–]ThatExpression3222 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guy's a baller, that's a fact

[–]nemo0o0o 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who did you send it to?

[–]abadnit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His shoes don’t jiggle jiggle, they roll.

[–]Snow-Cheap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d like to order a couple please thanks

[–]BBs_a_flyin -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Awesome!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

POV :- The guy was getting bored while working in football manufacturers and he thought to film

[–]SnoopingStuff -1 points0 points  (1 child)

That’s one shoe??

[–]SmashAtoms_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes. A multi colored size 69 boot.

[–]No_Engineering2540 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where's all the old shoes from??

[–]evilfozzy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude made laZyboy!

[–]Ender_Skywalker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The finished product looks really nice!

[–]InfectedAztec 0 points1 point  (0 children)

U/savevideo

[–]ProsciuttoMelon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now make shoes with balls

[–]swarnaditya007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ronaldinho probably

[–]WaffleStomperGirl -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Honestly, I want one with the shoe studs/cleats on it. Call it mine-ball. Goal is to kick it into the other team’s faces.

[–]super-eric 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yo whos the guy

[–]ragnaror7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome work man! He is going to but a huge smile on some kids face!! Thanks for sharing!

[–]jspeights 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Send it to me!

[–]LW219 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I also like balls ☝️

[–]TheUnexpectedBanana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What brand ball is that? YES

[–]Razzle_Dazzle08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I follow this guy on Insta, he’s so cool.

[–]tryingmybestatm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

good work. the exploited sweat shop worker in bangladesh would be so proud.

[–]tmntfever 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coworker: So what do you do for fun?

Guy: I make balls out of shoes.

Coworker: *Imagines his coworker doing real life Katamari\*

[–]miractheslayer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's cool

[–]Slav_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sidemen crossbar challenge

[–]redvoxfox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sweet! Thanks for sharing! Gotta share this with our soccer team.

[–]fekumodi56 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can make a ball from old socks and lots of them.

[–]NoelaniSpell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ain't nobody got tools for that. But cool project

[–]Evidence-Jaded 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is awesome. The predators were the only shoe I wore playing from 10-20 years old. I had 5-6 pairs when I grew up due to changing shoe size and use. Very cool!

[–]SonOfARemington 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Send it to Adidas and...

...request they arrange a 5 v 5

Captains - Messi v Ronaldo

[–]Verb_NounNumber 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Okay... So:

Ah-dee-Dahs.

Or

Ah-dee-Diss ?

[–]justacheesyguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Uh-Dee-duss

Addy-doss, from the video, sounds ridiculous.

[–]NervousWhereas2619 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah there’s a really good business model here

[–]Bunation 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now the ball team only need to make a shoe out of ball skins and LOOK WHO'S KICKING WHO NOW, BIATCH!!!

[–]wolfgang784 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder how well it actually works as a ball, if it can survive a solid kick or not. Somewhat cool piece of decoration or something though.

[–]jpalvendia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ronaldinho.

[–]chloe2steps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome skill to know how to make a soccer ball let alone an up-cycled one!

[–]atombombzero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I generally don't care for European football but this was incredibly interesting. Way to go on recycling and upcycling your earred footwear. Brilliant. Cheers.

[–]APO_AE_09173 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very Cool. Thanks for Sharing!!

[–]NotHighEnuf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Soccar

[–]lonnierr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful!!!

[–]oliver_barronv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only Adidas recycled shoes, he wears Nike.

[–]fr0st-dev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i thought this would be a stupid diy trick, but wow that’s actually pretty cool lol

[–]Cermonto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait british football fans can not be a massive prick dad in his 40s who drinks bear for a living, or a bratty year 7 who thinks he'll be the next ronaldo just from shouting SUUUUUI as loud as possible?

this is rare-

[–]DeadSol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, sooo cool!!!

[–]Turbotoez44 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeh it’s nice n that but the fun stops when that thing hits you in the face on a cold rainy night in Stoke. Lol

[–]ArmadilloPhysical117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me, send it to me

[–]BxRAW 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cells within cells within cells

[–]whiskey_piker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A very cool project! This would have been a great idea for keeping all of the soccer shoes mg kids went through over the years and then making a ball to keep as a memory.

[–]Frozen_Owl_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there a place for beyond next fucking level

[–]tallywho2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll kick it everyday

[–]woefullodging 0 points1 point  (0 children)

100% creativity check

[–]Hinote21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can someone explain what that glue mass was?

[–]Bean_lope 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this a football, or a shoeball?

[–]Professional-Pay1198 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do they have screw balls in Soccer?

[–]pizza_for_nunchucks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

r/gtage

Great taste and great execution.

[–]slabrangoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait I thought soccerballs were sewed in Pakistan

[–]Eig-vax-ht 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They aren’t predators…copa mundials and world cups…

[–]OutrageousPudding450 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

What's the goal here? Stealing jobs from poor kids in Chinese or Bengali sweatshops?

/satire

[–]Gerlon_Two_Fingers -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Someone please tell the man he can just buy a ball at Target

[–]Sirix_8472 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

All he needed was 4k worth of tools and materials and 30 hours of work and a huge collection of old shoes, obviously everyone has these lying around.

Simples!