Thanks to Tim Yu from Nike, we’ve had a pair of the CTR360 Maestri II Elite for a week now, and have been putting the boots to the test with rigorous training sessions. We’ve also had a photo shoot of the boots to go along with Ben’s first impressions of the latest control boots from Nike.
After testing the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II which obviously has the same carbon fiber sole as the Elite boots, and struggling with its stiffness, I came into testing expecting the same result, and am pleased to say it broke in pretty well and quickly after one training session.
The boots’ comfort are up there with the best, offering supreme touch and fit from the get go. In the full in-depth review, I will obviously go into further detail about the comfort levels, but as of right now, the only problem I’ve had with the fit is slight rubbing on the heels, but be assured it isn’t anything serious.
The protection offered by the Maestri’s is top quality as well, and staying on that subject, the boots have one of the nicest strike feelings I’ve experienced when kicking with a pair of football boots.
The thing everyone wants to know is whether or not Nike have remedied the infamous durability problems that players experienced with the first edition of the boots, and it’s safe to say that so far they’ve held up well, but you have to take into account that I’ve only had them for a week, so I’ll obviously expand more on that in the review later on.
I know that it sounds like a rave session for the Nike CTR360 Maestri II Elite boots right now, but I can assure you that the compliments are well deserved. The boots are on their way to becoming one of, if not my most favorite pair of soccer cleats of all time.
Stay tuned for the in-depth review which will be on the new site, SoccerReviews.com in the near future!