It’s been (arguably) the one boot that adidas has failed to keep up to Nike with. It’s one of our favourite boots that are going around at the moment, and Nike know that they are going to have to pull out all the stops when they update it to compete with a new rival in the market. Introducing the all new CTR360 Maestri III.
From the start, it’s easy to see that this boot has been given more than a fresh lick of paint. There’s certainly more to this boot than the update between the CTR360 I and the CTR360 II. It’s a fresh update of virtually the whole boot.
The famed CTR360 pass-pad (that’s the thing in the instep) is also gone. This is where it starts to get a little confusing on Nike’s behalf. Instead, we have the 3D pass-pad. We guess the 8 strips on the instep will work a little bit like the 3D Power Shooting Technology on the Puma PowerCat 1.12. There’s varying levels of hardness in there, and separating the strips will mean that accuracy ‘can be maximised’, while the harder strips will minimise any energy absorption when the ball is kicked.
We’re in two minds about the design, but we’re sure that come October, the boot would have grown on us. What do you think about the CTR360 III?