As Nike and Adidas continue to pump out new colourways for their signature boots, their respective endorsed players continue to flood boot spotting displays across the interweb.
The result: Umbro’s key men have been able to put the Cheadle-based brand’s latest products to the test relatively unnoticed. SER, however, does not miss out on these fantastic opportunities to show off what our friends at Umbro are supplying today’s footballers. Thanks to Aaron and the sport marketing lads at Umbro for confirming these.
The newly reinstated England captain has been playing in three boots recently. His matchday boots are the SER-recommended Umbro Speciali White/Gold/Silver colourway, as can be seen here:
According to the boot team at Umbro, the Speciali Elite is essentially an upgraded version of the Speciali Pro. For the upper, instead of a blend of leathers, the Elite version is made from 100% leather. None of Umbro’s endorsed players have worn these on matchday though, so we still eagerly anticipate their debut. As you can see (if you look closely), Terry’s boots have his signature customisation on the tongue, so maybe we’ll see the Speciali Elite boots when Terry leads England out against Wales on Saturday.
Another defender now. This time across the continent to the warmth of Madrid, where Portuguese defender Pepe has finally made the transition to the ST II Pros. However, like Terry, this transition has only been on the training ground, as the centre half continues to wear the original Stealth Pro.
To finish off our round of bootspotting, we bring you Michael Owen. The former Liverpool man has been sidelined for most of 2011, although Ferguson has hinted that the England striker should be fit for United’s run in as they search for their elusive 19th league title this season. When Owen does take the field again, we can expect him to wear the Speciali R Pros, which he was wearing before injury.
Some other players, particularly defenders also deserve mention. Everton duo Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines have settled comfortably in their ST II Pros, while Bolton and England centre halfÂ Â Gary Cahill continues to switch back and forth between the first and second edition of the Stealth Pros. In his latest outing for the Trotters against Manchester United, he wore the Stealth Pro boots.