Leaked Images: New Nike T90 Laser III and Tiempo III Colourway + Tiempo IV with Flywire Technology?

This week in our weekly leaked images coloumn, Jordon has loads of new cleats from Nike. Plus the upcoming Tiempo with what looks like flywire technology.

Now in it’s tenth colourway, the Total 90 series has enjoyed lots of success. It’s not hard to see why either, with the boots being modelled by global superstars like Wayne Rooney and Fernando Torres. This time, Nike have gone for a much more subtle colourway. It also looks to be in leather, which is hugely favoured by Torres and is a sure sign of what the Spaniard is going to be wearing very soon.

As noted in our last ‘leaked images’ article, the Tiempo’s aren’t exactly the most popular boot in the football world at the moment. We don’t think this next colourway is going to attract many other people either. Despite many people complaining that most of the Tiempo colourways look the same (it’s probably true), the yellow really doesn’t suit the Tiempos. If anything, I think that this new colourway will probably put more people off the Tiempo range. Nike really need something really different to attract people to the Tiempo range.

Which is why Nike have made a potential genius stroke. The picture below is of the upcoming Tiempo IV series. Even though it may be a little hard to see it in the picture, the flywire technology is evident in the picture. Compare it to the Tiempo above, it definitely looks like there is flywire techology within the new Tiempo range. Flywire technology has been made famous by the Mercurial range of football boots. First released around a year ago in the first reincarnation on the Superfly, it claims to give support and “mirrors the shape of the boot to give a better fit”.

Let’s face it. The flywire technology would heavily reduce the weight of the boot and the Tiempo range is well-known for the softness of the leather. Combine this with the carbon fiber sole plate, and Nike could be onto a winner here. This would mean some needed competition for the leather Adizero range which is taking the world by storm. This is only a prototype model. We know of at least two more colourways for the current Tiempo III series (come back midweek for the next colourway). So this Tiempo IV series could be a little while away. SER will keep you informed when we hear more about this exciting new boot from the American company.

That’s it for this week’s coloumn. Come back midweek for a special leaked images where Jordon shows us some Puma colourways and also another Tiempo III colourway. However, next Saturday, Jordon has all the specs on the upcoming Predator Kinetic series, the pictures of which were revealed to us this week by James.

Umbro Speciali Elite

Umbro have followed up the hugely successful Umbro Speciali football boots with a brand new rendition of the classic boots, the Umbro Speciali Elite.

Boasting a soft original Italian K leather upper for the ultimate in comfort and feel, the Speciali Elite is a traditional yet subtle integration of unparalleled style and state of the art technologies:

A-Frame cradle which offers vital support in the middle of the foot for superior stability

Covered lacing which provides a flat surface for total ball control and sweet strikes

Pre-formed, contoured external heel counter with a moulded collar supporting the base for better balance

Newly engineered toe box offers more room and feel than ever before

Flex grooves in the midsole for fantastic freedom of movement and quicker acceleration so you get to the ball faster

Chosen by those players who favour simple elegance over modern designs, the Speciali Elite FG is perfect for firm or hard natural surfaces.

Umbro Stealth Pro II

Umbro have been on fire with colorway releases lately, but they have gone a step further with a whole new football boot release, the Umbro Stealth Pro II (specs and details coming soon).

EPL review and Team of the Week: Gameweek 13

After several weeks of hiatus, SER returns the EPL review and our team of the week. And what a week it’s been in the Premier League.

A tired Drogba has blamed 'malaria' for his downturn in form, it was probably only a man cold anyway

Premier League leaders Chelsea were comprehensively beaten at home to Sunderland on Sunday afternoon as they were on the receiving end of a dazzling Sunderland display. Let’s face it, the writing was on the wall from the start. John Terry sustained an injury in the warm-up, forcing a defensive change. Ferriera became a centre half with Ivanovic, Bosingwa was hilariously awful and Ashley Cole really supplied the ‘assist’ for Sunderland’s third goal. But the speed and energy of Sunderland’s Gyan and Wellbeck were the basis of a delightful performance from the Black Cats. Elsewhere on Sunday, Cesc Fabregras inspired his Arsenal outfit to a hard fought win over Everton at Goodison Park. Bacary Sagna put Arsenal ahead on the 9th minute. After the interval, Fabregras finished off a sweet Arsenal move to score his 2nd goal of the season. Cahill scored a consolation volley (he doesn’t do that too often) in a game where Wegner would deleighted that Arsenal earned the three points without really hitting the top gear and in the face of a potential Everton comeback late in the game.

Sagna scores a rare goal for Arsenal

Manchester United came back from two goals down to snatch a point from an entertaining encounter against Aston Villa. The game came to life after a dour first half. An Ashley Young penalty and Marc Albrighton tap in (another rising star) put Villa ahead until a smashing Macheda shot from outside the area caused tense times at Villa Park. Vidic’s desperate diving header was the equaliser that sent the travelling United fans into hysteria. Houllier should still be proud of his team, youngsters Barry Bannan and Johnathan Hogg were hugely impressive in the centre of the park and Downing was incredibly dangerous on the left flank for Villa. Kenwyne Jones and Ricardo Fuller scored a shock win over Liverpool for Stoke. The two front men were on top of their game on Saturday, dominating the Liverpool back 4. The win catapults Stoke to 10th place and leapfrogging a poor Liverpool. Liverpool also had Lucas Leiva sent off late in the game to add more salt to the wound.

Vidic, Brown and Macheda celebrate the centre back's important equaliser

Gareth Bale finally put in a huge performance in a Premier League game, scoring a brace and providing an assist in Tottenham’s 4-2 win over Blackburn. After putting in two incredible performances over Inter Milan in the UCL, Bale put in his first fine performance in the EPL since Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Stoke in the second week of the season. The scoreline should have been bigger after Pavlyuchenko missed a penalty in the first half. Manchester City failed to score for the third successive home game, this time against Birmingham. Credit is due for Birmingham, centre backs Johnson and Ridgewell were huge and threw their bodies at anything that came towards them. Despite James Milner having a shot blocked on the line, City were restricted to half chances. In a strange move, Mancini substituted his only striker, Carlos Tevez, and put Gareth Barry on, a centre defensive midfielder. This substitution occued through the jeers of the Manchester crowd. Perhaps the writing is on the wall for the Italian after an unimpressive month of results.

Bale really does look like a chimp from this angle

A relatively entertaining contest between a Fulham, who can’t win away from home, and an unpredictable Newcastle ended in a draw. Fulham came the closest to scoring, with Dembele hitting the post from close range. In what should have been a free scoring game, West Ham drew against Blackpool, who made 11 changes from their squad who played against Aston Villa in their midweek game. Victor Moses came off the bench to score Wigan’s only goal of the game and gave them their third win of the season over West Brom. Bolton moved up to 5th on the table after denying Wolves in an enthralling battle at Molineux. Johan Elmander scored a thrilling goal after ghosting past three defenders to score.

A fine individual goal from Elmander gave Bolton an impressive win at Molineux

That’s our wrap of the last few days of EPL action. Next week’s action includes a mouth-watering north London derby against Tottenham and Arsenal. But before that, England line up against the Old Foe in what will prove to be a fascinating encounter at Wembley stadium. Until then, here’s this week’s EPL team of the week.

Who do you think impressed in the past week of EPL action?

Leaked Images Adizero Prime (Synthetic)

Here are the latest leaked images of the Adizero Prime, but now in the synthetic version, which puts to rest our debate whether or not Adidas would go through with the new boots.

Leaked Images Adidas Predator Kinetic June 2011

SER, have found leaked images of what looks to be the brand new Predator Kinetic to be released in June 2011.

The pictures show a completely different sole plate, a bit like the Adizero’s and a new heel counter. The new football boot also looks to have an updated Powerspine element. The Predator element seems to be a bit of old school mixed in with the Predator Element from the Predator X’s. That’s all we can recognize from the pictures so far, but if you see anything new with the Power range from Adidas, please let us know.

New Adidas Spain Kit 2010-11

Here is the brand new Spanish kit unveiled by Adidas that will see La Roja look to match their World Cup winning performance this summer.

Adidas unveils the new jersey to be worn by the Spanish football team in their qualifying matches leading up to UEFA EURO 2012â„¢. This jersey features a special addition – the badge awarded to the team today by FIFAâ„¢ as winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cupâ„¢.

This jersey is born from within, stemming from our passion for “La Roja†(“the Redsâ€), a passion which we feel, share, live and dream, thanks to our team. The new red, the jersey of the World Champions, is born from these attributes which mark our new status as champions

A dynamic design, reflecting the style on the pitch, contains strips of electric blue down the sides and on the shoulders to match the shorts. A yellow line running around the v-neck collar, symbolising the Spanish flag, gives it an added touch of grandeur.

But above all, it pays great tribute to our champions, complete with the gold star on the badge, the stitching “FIFA World Champions 2010″ on the inside of the collar and the World Cup Champions badge awarded by FIFAâ„¢.

The new jersey of the Spanish football Federation will be worn for the first time on November 17th at the friendly match Portugal-Spain in Lisbon.

Post Courtesy of FootballShirtCulture.com

Limited Edition Iniesta Elites!

While surfing the football boot world on the internet, SER spotted something very, very interesting. Tell us what you think!

These look to be special Iniesta limited Edition Nike CTR360 Elite boots, but what really gets us thinking is the special ‘Safe’ like shoe box it comes in. If anyone has more information please feel free to share it.

Leaked Images: Adidas Adipure IV

Our weekly leaked images articles have been incredibly popular with readers, and this time, we uncover the soon to be released Adipure IV from the German company.

The Adipure series never undergo a huge change. Adidas knows that sometimes, classic leather boots are all that’s needed for a player. Whenever they release new Adipures, they simply change the design of it. Sometimes, you don’t have to change a classic. Adidas are currently winning the battle in the classic boot market over the Tiempos from Nike, with the Adipures being worn on the feet of more famous players (Lampard and Kaka) than the Tiempos (Cole), as well as having more players in general wearing their boots than their counterpart.

As an ex-Adipure wearer, I find the Adipure’s are arguably one of the most versatile boots on the market. Their soft leather means they are suitable for centre midfielders and strikers, their light weight is ideal for wingers (like me) and full backs and they offer a fair amount of protection for the centre half. The clean leather upper of the Adipure’s have meant that it has become one of my favourite boots I have ever had. Many Adipure wearer will agree that the price of the Adipures are also a influential factor of buying these cleats!

This time, the design of the Adipure hasn’t changed a huge amount, but there is a subtle difference between this and the III generation. The word ‘adipure’ has changed from the lip of the boot to the heel of the boot. The first boot image is also very different to the regular white/black colourway, with the sole of the boot changing from white to an intense blue. You will find, however, that many colourways that were first released in the other three generations of the Adipures will be re-released under the Adipure IV. So if you aren’t excited by these four colourways (I think the last one is a female cleat), don’t worry, Adidas will release many colourways and you are bound to find one that excites you.

We expect the Adipures to be released very soon, as Adidas stores are zoning out the Adipures to factory outlets, meaning they are making way for these boots. Join us next week where Jordon releases new cleats from Nike.

Bootspotting: Manchester Derby

In the most hyped up game of the season so far, the two sides of Manchester faced off in Eastlands with as much frenzy surrounding it as you can find anywhere in the footballing world. In case you didn’t know, it turned out to be a real bore (0-0), with neither side really being adventurous, however, SER does have a whole edition of bootspotting from the match!

In the less than exciting Manchester Derby, we were in for a surprise when we saw long time Nike Total 90 Laser wearer, Yaya Toure in blacked out football boots. We were immediately intrigued by what footwear he was attempting to hide, and after a lengthy search period, we’ve concluded he is wearing blacked out Black/Yellow K Leather Nike Total 90 Laser III’s.

Michael Carrick was another player sporting new boots in the match, switching into the new White/Orange colorway of the Puma C1.10 Powercat. We thought it would be a huge clash with his red kit, however the boots compliment his kit quite nicely (but not nearly as nice as the Black/Red colorway did). He was one of two players on the United side to switch into the new colorway, the other being Nemanja Vidic, who won man of the match in his new football boots.

In one of the few heated exchanges in the otherwise tame derby, Carlos Tevez gave us a great look at his Nike CTR360 Maestri’s in the original World Cup colorway when he went face to face with South American compatriot Rafael Da Silva.

John O’Shea has been with the revolutionary Concave brand for some while now, relative to their existence at least, and as their top ambassador, he deservedly gets his own customized pair of Concave PT+ Classics. His boots have a red Concave logo that go along with his kit perfectly, and it is a colorway which is unfortunately not available to the public.

Dimitar Berbatov must have been hoping a new pair of boots in a new colorway would help him break his goal scoring drought, but alas it was not to be, as his new Adidas Predator X’s did not help him score a goal at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Mizuno Wave Ignitus New Colorways

The Japanese company took the world by storm with their ‘hybrid’ football boot that had the mystical Mukaiten panel, and now Mizuno have finally released newer (more subtle) colorways for the Wave Ignitus. Put simply, the Ignitus has been designed to deliver unrivalled power and speed when a player strikes the ball. Packed with technology, a revolutionary Mukaiten Panel on the medial side of the boot adds lethal precision to set pieces. ‘Mukaiten’ refers to the Japanese phenomenon of non-spin freekicks and it will cause the ball to swerve in the air – a nightmare for goalkeepers. Made from the highest grade k-leather and designed with the revolutionary ‘Dynamotion Fit Concept’, Mizuno have delivered the best fitting power boot out there. Not only that, a 360 Degree Bio Panel gives tailored levels of control throughout the foot, whilst the new stud configuration improves traction on firm ground and reduces stud pressure, improving flexion and enhancing comfort through integrated Mizuno Wave Technology. Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City and Paraguay) and Keisuke Honda (CSKA Moscow and Japan) have both played key roles in the development of the Ignitus definitely have a pair in their lockers at all times. Both Roque and Keisuke wore the boot in South Africa at the World Cup, and Honda delivered arguably goal of the tournament with his Mukaiten free kick. When playing in the highest quality tournament of all, you need the highest quality equipment.

Cristiano Ronaldo Spotted Wearing CR Safari, Torres Back In Lasers

SER took a peak into Liverpool and Real Madrid’s most recent training session to see some of the two most anticipated boot spottings this weekend.

Ever since the Mercurial Superfly II CR Safari was released, there has been tons of debate, first with a definite negative vibe, but now it tends to be more positive, and now we finally get to see them on Cristiano Ronaldo and how they look on the pitch. I wonder what his fellow teammates thought of his new boot! If Cristiano Ronaldo was still playing at Manchester United, I do not think Sir Alex Ferguson would have been to happy with these, however I do have to say from these images, they don’t pop out as much as I first thought they would.

Fernando Torres was spotted in a training session before Liverpool’s Europa League match wearing Tiempo Legend III’s, but it seems just to have been a one off thing as he was back to wearing his handy K-Leather Total 90 Laser III’s. Maybe he wanted to experiment with new boots, or maybe the boot man at Liverpool made a mistake, who knows!

Image Leak: Nike Mercurial VII

It’s Saturday, and that means SER reveals more leaked football boot images. This time, Jordon found images of the new Mercurial VII series.

After James showed readers pictures of the upcoming Superfly III series in early October, Jordon has found more images of the upcoming series plus a different colourway. Even though these pictures aren’t the Superfly’s, actually they are really the Miracle football boot, they still give a fair idea of where Nike is heading for the next generation of the Mercurial.

Okay, so first thing is first, the differences. The most noticeable difference is the printing. The design on the instep has changed from horizontal lines from the toe to the heel to almost lightning strike-like imprints. This pattern starts on the heel (as seen on the right of the images above) and right around to about half way down the laces. The loudness and brightness of the Mercurial is kept the same, perhaps Nike hasn’t thought of mixing ‘subtle’ into the Mercurial series.

We haven’t heard too many definite facts about the new Mercurial series yet, with the change in material the only definite fact about the new Mercurials. However many rumours say that in order for Nike to remain competitive with the Adizero, the price of the upcoming Superfly will be much cheaper than this current Superfly. This does make sense. People won’t buy Superfly’s if Adizero’s are nearly half price and a considerable amount cheaper. The new material may also reduce the weight of the boot as Nike attempt to close gap between the Superfly’s and the Adizeros.

Stay tuned next Saturday as Jordon will release yet more images of upcoming football boots. Meanwhile, what do YOU think of the latest concoction from Nike?

SER Opinion: Liverpool Without Gerrard

Steven Gerrard vs Napoli

His most recent match, in which he managed a hat-trick against Napoli in just one half, has shut up any critics saying that the Red’s captain is getting too old to compete at the highest level of football.
Steven Gerrard has constantly been at the centre of a number of Liverpool comebacks (most notably the Champions League Final), inspiring his team to win virtually every prize in Europe, although the English midfielder has yet to capture the Premier League title.

He has captained his team to countless victories, but what will we do when Gerrard isn’t there to save us time and time again?

It seemed that the home-town hero would never leave the club, where his name is considered legendary and the record books are full of his achievements, but after a 7th placed finish last year and an unfortunate start to this year’s season, everyone is wondering where the 30 year old will go next.

It is rumoured that Gerrard is wanted in Spain, Italy, and Germany by the continent’s top clubs, with managers waiting to shell out big figures for Liverpool’s prized player, with Carlo Ancelotti being the latest manager to make his interest in the player public.

“He’s one of the best players in the world. If you can manage the best players, it’s easier to win. I don’t know him as a person. I think he’s a good man. But the reason I would like to manage him is because I’ve managed a lot of fantastic players, and he’s one of the best players.”

Pepe Reina, Liverpool’s star keeper, has always shown his admiration for Gerrard, and when asked about his opinion on the rumours, his thoughts on Stevie leaving were clear. “He (Gerrard) is part of the elite, among the ten best in the world because he is a very complete footballer. Let’s hope they don’t take him away, and that he stays with us the rest of his career.”

Christian Poulsen

While Liverpool do have some players to partner Gerrard in the midfield, Poulsen and Lucas, the Reds certainly don’t have a replacement for him, and many believe that if he does leave, the team will most definitely fall apart.

Gerrard holds the team together well, and if he were to leave, this abnormal start to the season for the Reds might become a regular habit for them. I dont think there’s anyone quite like him in the world. He is Liverpool through and through, and the effect his departure would have on the club and it’s fans would beyond massive. Think of Rooney’s near departure from Manchester United, and multiply that by two. That’s what it would be like for Liverpool and the supporters.

Until Liverpool do find a centre-midfield player that is good enough to do what Steven Gerrard does (which is nigh, if not impossible), the team will have to do everything they can to hang on to their brilliant captain, and hope that money and the promise of trophies doesn’t pull him away.

SER Opinion: Liverpool Without Gerrard

Steven Gerrard vs Napoli

His most recent match, in which he managed a hat-trick against Napoli in just one half, has shut up any critics saying that the Red’s captain is getting too old to compete at the highest level of football.
Steven Gerrard has constantly been at the centre of a number of Liverpool comebacks (most notably the Champions League Final), inspiring his team to win virtually every prize in Europe, although the English midfielder has yet to capture the Premier League title.

He has captained his team to countless victories, but what will we do when Gerrard isn’t there to save us time and time again?

It seemed that the home-town hero would never leave the club, where his name is considered legendary and the record books are full of his achievements, but after a 7th placed finish last year and an unfortunate start to this year’s season, everyone is wondering where the 30 year old will go next.

It is rumoured that Gerrard is wanted in Spain, Italy, and Germany by the continent’s top clubs, with managers waiting to shell out big figures for Liverpool’s prized player, with Carlo Ancelotti being the latest manager to make his interest in the player public.

“He’s one of the best players in the world. If you can manage the best players, it’s easier to win. I don’t know him as a person. I think he’s a good man. But the reason I would like to manage him is because I’ve managed a lot of fantastic players, and he’s one of the best players.”

Pepe Reina, Liverpool’s star keeper, has always shown his admiration for Gerrard, and when asked about his opinion on the rumours, his thoughts on Stevie leaving were clear. “He (Gerrard) is part of the elite, among the ten best in the world because he is a very complete footballer. Let’s hope they don’t take him away, and that he stays with us the rest of his career.”

Christian Poulsen

While Liverpool do have some players to partner Gerrard in the midfield, Poulsen and Lucas, the Reds certainly don’t have a replacement for him, and many believe that if he does leave, the team will most definitely fall apart.

Gerrard holds the team together well, and if he were to leave, this abnormal start to the season for the Reds might become a regular habit for them. I dont think there’s anyone quite like him in the world. He is Liverpool through and through, and the effect his departure would have on the club and it’s fans would beyond massive. Think of Rooney’s near departure from Manchester United, and multiply that by two. That’s what it would be like for Liverpool and the supporters.

Until Liverpool do find a centre-midfield player that is good enough to do what Steven Gerrard does (which is nigh, if not impossible), the team will have to do everything they can to hang on to their brilliant captain, and hope that money and the promise of trophies doesn’t pull him away.

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