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Ma'a Nonu to wear custom-made Adidas boots for his 100th test match against Tonga

15 October 2015


To commemorate Ma'a Nonu's historic 100th test match for the All Blacks, Adidas created a special one-off boot to be worn in his milestone match against Tonga.

"Family is hugely important to me, so being able to include representations of my family into the design is a nice way of having all my whānau with me for this important match." says Ma'a Nonu.

 The black- and gunmetal-coloured boots feature a number of prints, including a shark, panda bear, lion, dinosaurs, and other animals.

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Discussion starters

  • Characterisitcs of technology: Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose (level 1). Describe examples of interdisciplinary collaboration in technology that has influenced, or could influence public understanding and acceptance of technology (level 6).
  • Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to identify a technological product and describe relationships between the physical and functional attributes (level 1). Justify the fitness for purpose of technological outcomes in terms of their physical and functional nature and socio-technological environment/s they are used within (level 7).







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