The confusion surrounding Mesut Ozil’s boot situation took a new turn when the Real Madrid star and teammate, Marcelo, turned up to training in a pair of white out boots. Thanks to Justin B. for the great spot!
Ozil has in recent times been switching between the Nike Mercurial Vapor, and the adidas Predator LZ, despite the fact that, as far as we are aware, he is contracted by Nike. After appearing in the LZ against Barcelona during Madrid’s Super Cup victory, Ozil showed up to training in a mysterious pair of white out boots. Interestingly enough, Marcelo, a Mercurial Vapor endorser, was spotted in the same white out boots, only increasing speculation about what they could be.
Unfortunately the pictures we have of the two are pretty shoddy quality, and all we can make out for sure is that they are a white pair of boots with blue studs. That being said, the second photo does make the boots look like the white out adiZero miCoach. If that’s the case, then we could see both Marcelo and Ozil ditch Nike for adidas.
Interestingly enough, the LZs that Ozil has been wearing have the German flag on them, either meaning adidas are actively pursuing his signature by personalizing his boots, or he’s taken a pair from one of his German teammates.
German site, realmadrid.de, have been quoting Ozil as saying something along the lines of ”I appreciate the cooperation with Nike in recent years… I want to take my time and use the unsigned time to test different shoes.” They are the only site with this ‘quote’ however, so we have no way of knowing whether or not it is legitimate. If it is though, Ozil’s lucrative five year contract that he signed with Nike in 2011 has apparently been prematurely terminated by one of the parties involved and we could be seeing him sign with adidas in the near future.
We have yet to hear anything concrete from either adidas, Nike or Ozil himself, so lots of this is nothing more than pure speculation. What do you think is going on with Ozil and what are they mysterious white out boots he was wearing? Leave your answers in the section below.