Celtic striker Gary Hooper has taken everyone by surprise and Tweeted a picture of what we presume to be Warrior Sports’ eagerly anticipated football boot.
Warrior Sports are best known for supplying Liverpool with their kits, but as this image shows, the American brand are also looking to break into the highly competitive football boot market. Judging by Hooper’s tweeted image, the forefoot of the boot features what looks to be a grippy texture that could potentially aid touch and shooting. The boot looks otherwise to be largely synthetic, and we expect that judging by the graphic on the boot the release colourway will be pretty flashy! We have an inkling that Hooper was given permission by Warrior to Tweet and tease the rest of us with a picture of his boots, rather than it being a case of the player himself defying orders.
Testing the new warrior boot in training 2day..lockerz.com/s/243341362
— Gary Hooper (@HOOP588) September 11, 2012
Hooper isn’t the first professional to have been spotted in a Warrior Sports boot. Manchester City skipper, Vincent Kompany was spotted in a pair of boots, called the Warrior Sports K-Lite. The mysterious boot was said to be around 192 grams , and was, as its name suggests a lightweight boot. We’re not too sure whether Hooper and Kompany’s boots are the same, or two totally different silos – a testament to the secrecy Warrior have kept around their future products.
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