Following the recent World Cup draw – football is certainly still the hot topic during these winter months, and Kitbag.com has the low down on some of the latest football boot arrivals which have made it onto the top sellers list this year.
With Air Conditions Control (ACC) technology, which helps to grip the ball in any weather, the Nike Hypervenom Phantom has been the boot of the winter season. And with the 2014 World Cup poster boy, Neymar, donning his own pair, their popularity seems set to last until the tournament itself. What’s not to love about these new beauties: the responsive glass nylon chassis, with agility traction stud pattern, provides agility, comfort and durability. The studs deliver maximum traction on a number of different surfaces and its perforated anatomical sockliner make for the perfect fit. Not only has the boot sparked attention from the 21 year old Brazilian star, but also England’s own Wayne Rooney is also one of the many stars wearing Nike newest boot silo.
The Adidas Predator is a timeless classis when it comes to football boots, from the old school Beckham-endorsed black and red boots, to the most recent LZ. The latest Lethal Zone boots have caught attention because of their bright berry (pink) colour, and have certainly stood out on the pitch. Pass, first touch, dribble, drive and the sweet spot, are the five lethal zones identified by Adidas and aim to give the player a feeling of greater control and harmony with the boot.
Made of precision-injected SL rubber, the Samba range, with its vibrant colours looks to feed off the World Cup fever, celebrating the vibe and colourful carnival culture of Brazil. Worn by the likes of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Xavi and many others, if you are looking for an iconic boot – this is the one for you.
As the name suggests, the Evospeed boot is based on one thing, ‘overtaking the pitch, player by player’. The Evospeed boot is equipped with speedCELL, a mono-layer microfiber upper that reduces weight, making it one of the lightest boots on the market today. But the reduced weight doesn’t hinder the boot – the speedCELL microfiber also increases flexibility when mixed with the PEBAX outsole delivers heel stability and total freedom during forefoot rotation.
Speed, agility, flexibility –what else do you need? Well, the vamp features a super thin 3D film which gives you great ball control assistance in wet weather – perfect for these wet and windy months.
Warrior has exploded onto the scene since the Skreamer marked its first venture into football boots a year ago. With a Liverpool sponsorship deal and footballers from Kolo Touré, Kompany and Fellaini donning their boots, their rise in popularity is no surprise.
The new look Skreamer features a bold, unique design, which has been seen on several boots recently (as well as Liverpool’s daring away kit). Warrior encourages players to “add the furious power and deadly accuracy of the Skreamer to your game”. Its S-Lite microfibre upper is enhanced with micro injection moulding and rebound technology. An Arrowhead Forefoot Vamp looks to give players enhanced power and ball control.
With its Arrow Bed Insole, it provides good support and better circulation, as well as Thorax Exo-Skeleton cage and Heel Shield, which protect the foot during play.
Have you bought a new pair of football boots in 2013? If so which ones did you go for and why? Let us know how you’ve got on with them, and whether you’ll buy another pair in the future.