The group qualifiers for Euro 2012 officially came to an end last night as some teams managed to clinch the top spot (Denmark, anyone?) and others just struggled to secure a play-off place in a last gasp attempt. Of course, this wasn’t the only international action as a host of nations participated in friendlies (and World Cup qualifiers) around the world. Once again, we managed to accumulate a few great boot spots to please you guys.
Maximo Games (Nicaragua) – Nike Mercurial Victory
Games’ choice of boots is quite questionable… but we sure like him for wearing the Victorys in the Violet Pop colourway that was released almost a year and a half ago! Maybe he finds them to be really comfortable or maybe they are his good luck boots?
Dos Santos (Mexico) – Nike CTR360 Maestri II Elite
We have to admit that we are still scratching our heads over this one. Dos Santos has caused quite stir by sporting a pair of blackout boots in Mexico’s friendly with Brazil. We do know that it is a pair of Nike boots as you can just make out the swoosh running along the right boot but we can only hazard a guess at what Nike boot he is actually wearing. We think it’s the Laser IV due to the stud configuration but we could be wrong… what do you guys think?
Donald Parrales (Nicaragua) – AdiPure II and Luis Tejada (Panama) - Lotto Zhero Gravity
Killing two birds with one stone in this spot! Kudos to Parales for wearing the adiPure II – identified by the omission of the three stripes on the instep. It also matches Nicargua’s strip rather well. Tejada is also wearing the laceless Zhero Gravity – an innovative boot from Lotto.
Dennis Alas (El Salvador) - Pirma 643 Force X-1
At a first glance, you could be easily mistaken to take Alas’ boots for a pair of Mizuno boots but they are in fact the Mexican sporting outfit, Pirma.
Massawudu Alhassan (Ghana) – Asics Tigreor
Asics isn’t very popular in the boot market, but Ghana’s Alhassan certainly thinks differently!
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Italy) – adidas adiPure IV
Italy’s Osvaldo in action here whilst wearing the classy White/Black/Gold adiPure IV – but Osvalso has decided to white-out the stripes on his pair and it really looks great. Good effort, Osvaldo.
Kenan Hasagic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) – adidas F50 adiZero
You don’t see this every day! Bosnia’s keeper here opting to play in a pair of adiZeros… the Chrome/Black/Warning colourway that was never really a hit with fans, but we quite like it and so does Hasagic by the looks of things!
Donald Solomon (Cayman Island) – adidas Predator X
Another great boot spot here: Soloman sporting the eccentric Electric/Black/Red Predator Xs, but what caught our attention the most was the condition of the pitch! Looks like Soloman has lost his left foot in a hole of mud!
Nir Bitton (Israel) - adidas F50 adiZero
Wow… he is certainly tall! Shouldn’t he be playing basketball? Height aside, it’s his boots that caught our eye! Bitton has opted to wear the blackout adiZeros with the highlighted studs and it’s a shame not many big players warmed to them.
Aleksejs Visnakovs (Latvia) - Nike Mercurial Vapor V
Nothing like a bright pair of Vapors and Visnakovs certainly likes his bright yellow Vapors from 2010! We also think he has removed the lace cover from his pair as well.
That wraps up our midweek boot spot and we were treated to a whole host of customised and unusual boots this week! Our heads now turn to the coming weekend where league action returns to our screens and our usual boot spotting service resumes so make sure you tune in next Monday!