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XBlades

XBlades
Private company
IndustryTextile, footwear
Founded1989; 31 years ago (1989)
FounderDavid Miers
Headquarters,
Area served
Australia, U.K., U.S.
Key people
Leighton Richards (CEO)
ProductsTeamwear, protective gear, football boots, clothing
BrandsJet, Voltaic, Animal, Intercept
Websitexblades.com.au

XBlades is an Australian sports equipment manufacturing company engaged in the design, development and selling of products primarily related to footwear and clothing. The company was established in 1989 to make shoes for athletes who played rugby union and Australian rules football.[1]

The company is the original creator of the bladed sole football boot, designed to minimize injury for athletes.[2]

Products commercialised by XBlades include sportswear, football boots, clothing (t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, shorts, socks, caps), protection (shoulder pads, head covers), and accessories (bags, backpacks).

History

XBlades was established by David Miers, a biomechanist who was listed with AFL club Collingwood in the 1980s. He suffered many knee injuries throughout his career, which he attributed to his studded boots, leading him to create a rubber-soled shoe with X-shaped 'blades' as an alternative.[3]

In 2016, XBlades was acquired by former Callaway Golf director Leighton Richards and former AFL player Jimmy Bartel.[4]

Sponsorships

The following teams wear XBlades uniform kits:

Association football

Australian rules football

Rugby league

Rugby union

See also

References

  1. ^ "THE XBLADES STORY". XBlades. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Aussie brand revamps logo after record year". Internet Retailing. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Waterworth, Ben (22 November 2017). "AFL draft 2017: Gryan Miers looms as one of AFL's next big cult heroes". Fox Sports Australia. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Aussie brand revamps logo after record year". Internet Retailing. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Gloucester City become first football club to wear X-Blades by John Palmer, 25 May 2018
  6. ^ KR ANNOUNCE NEW KIT MANUFACTURER AND FIRST EVER TRAINING WEAR SPONSOR
  7. ^ XBlades Sponsors NSW Rugby In Historic Three-Year Deal by Shaun Carney on Ministry of Sport
  8. ^ MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY ANNOUNCES XBLADES AS OFFICIAL APPAREL PARTNER on MLR, 20 Dec 2017

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