It has been yet another enthralling week of football. With the return of Champions Leauge, and Europa League action, as well as some tantalizing domestic clashes, we were treated to some beautiful football and some even better boot spots! Take a look at the boot spots that made it through Soccer Reviews’ harsh screening process this week.
Cesc Fabregas (FC Barcelona) – Puma PowerCat 1.12 (Custom)
The main endorser of the Powercat 1.12, Cesc Fabregas, was given the honour of debuting the latest colourway of Puma’s power boot. The Yellow/White/Black colourway certainly makes for a smart looking boot, and looks great on the pitch. We can also see from the photo that Fabregas has again customised his boots with the soleplate from the Puma King. Fabregas has been under intense scrutiny this season, with some saying the former Arsenal is unsettled at his boyhood club, and his below par performance against Spartak Moscow this week certainly hasn’t done him any favours.
Fernando Torres (Chelsea) – Nike Tiempo Legend IV (Custom)
It was probably the biggest boot spot of the weekend. Fernando Torres caused a stir amongst the boot community by ditching his T90 Laser IVs in favour for a customised, all white pair of Nike Tiempo Legend IVs. While this is not the first time we have seen Torres in Tiempos (he sometimes wears a pair in training sessions), it is very rare to see something like this when you consider Torres is one of the main faces behind the T90 Laser IV.
Wesley Sneijder (Internazionale) – Nike T90 Laser IV
While Fernando Torres have been stubborn over his footwear this weekend, at least one of the other main faces behind the T90 Laser IV made a smooth transition to the new colour way that has hit Nike’s ‘Accuracy’ boot. Even though Sneijder is happily wearing the new Bright Crimson/Dark Obsidian colour way, the Dutchman was another star who snubbed the ‘Black Pack’ T90 Laser IV colour way, with the midfielder sticking by the ‘Clash’ colour way T90 since the start of the season.
Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) – Adidas Predator LZ (Custom)
It may or may not be because of endorsement issues, but for whatever reason Crystal Palace’s Glenn Murray was spotted in a blacked out pair of the adidas Predator LZs. We suspect that adidas will be releasing an official blacked out colourway as they’ve done with previous Predators, but for now the only way people can get a fully black LZ is by doing it themselves, like we suspect Murray has. It’s worth mentioning that compared to some of the other blackouts we’ve seen, this one ranks right up there with the top.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII
Talk about the unpredictable, Real Madrid’s game against Rayo Vallecano was sensationally postponed after wires serving the stadium’s lighting were cut. It leaves Madrid 11 points adrift from Barcelona, but we did get to see a preview into the footwear CR7 will be wearing for the next few weeks. Ronaldo has updated his footwear to the new retro Vapor VIII colour way. He will not be wearing them for long though, as he will be in his own signature colour way in a month’s time.
Kyle Benedictus (Dundee) – Nike CTR360 Trequartista (Custom)
Dundee’s Kyle Benedictus has, by the looks of it, taken to NikeID to create a personalized pair of the Nike CTR360 Treaquartista III. Featuring a white and blue design, we personally are liking the colourway he’s come up with! While the Treaquartista are a take down model of the recently released CTR360 Maestri III, from what we’ve been hearing they’re still a quality boot.
Romelu Lukaku (West Brom) – Nike T90 Laser IV
Romelu Lukaku showed Chelsea exactly what he’s all about by scoring a winner for his temporary club, West Brom. The Belgian international was sporting the latest T90 Laser IV colourway, an interesting switch from the customized Black/White T90 Strikes that he’s been wearing for the past couple of weeks. The bright new Laser colourway was on the feet of many players this week, along with the two other new Nike colourways.
Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) – Nike GS
Yannick Bloaise is the latest professional we’ve spotted in the ultra-exclusive Nike Green Speed. While Nike claimed that a mere 2012 were made, we suspect that few more were churned out for certain professional players. Regardless, Palace winger, Bolaise, is one of the lucky few to have got their hands on the boot. The Green Speed are well and truly the definition of a concept boot, and are almost a complete departure from Nike’s current speed boot, the Mercurial Vapor.
Ibrokhimov Jovlon (Bunyodkor) - Mizuno Morelia Wave KR
We’ve got a pretty great spot courtesy of Uzbek team, Bundyokor. Ibrokhimov Jovlon was spotted in the Korean version of the Mizuno Morelia Wave. We don’t know much about the boot apart from the fact that it has a washable k-leather upper. Jovlon was wearing the boots as Bunyodkor took on Adelaide United in the AFC Champions League.
Cesar Navas (FC Rubin Kazan) – adidas Predator adiPower (Custom)
The adidas adiPower Predator was arguably the last Predator boot designed for power, and Rubin Kazan defender Cesar Navas, has opted for a personalized pair of adiPowers over the new LZs. His pair features a yellow/silver colour scheme as well as a mixed soleplate. Definitely not a bad looking colourway, if we do say so ourselves!
That is it for the boot spotting article this week, what was your favourite spot this week? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.