So what I did was I used one boot of Nike Anti-Clog and one normal Nike soleplate, just to get a comparison. It has been raining couple days in a row so the field was really muddy with long grass, and you didn’t have to run for long before the normal soleplate was clogged.
Can you imagine that these boots are getting old and soon they will be hard to find?! For example the Nike Magista Obra first colourway was released for World Cup in Rio 2014, so already 2 years since they were released. Still think this first colourway is one of the best! Also we have had the pleasure to use knitted boots with collar in over 2 years. Time flyes 😛
The two other boots are a bit newer, the Nike Tiempo Legend V R10 “Touch of Gold” was released in September 2015. They were limited edition with only 3000 pairs made in the world. Nike used the finest leather, Alegria leather, and trust me it’s one of the softest uppers ever made!
And last but not least the Nike Mercurial Superfly IV 324K released in January 2016 in limited numbers only. One of the cleanest Mercurial releases in this year. They were made to celebrate C.Ronaldo goal scoring record in Real Madrid CF, I have a feeling that there will be many more CR7 boots yet to come 😉
All and all I think these are some of the best releases from Nike in past 2 years time!
Thank you Nike for delivering me the new Nike Magista Obra II Fg. The first thing when I saw these were the beautiful and slightly crazy colourway! The “heatspots” are higlighted with red which is a cool addition.
- “Ball texture” grip pattern with an thin layer of NikeSkin on top of the knitted material!
- New soleplate
- The heel counter has been removed and replaced with an internal solution.
- Also the collar has been changed to fit better to the movement between foot and ankle.
Remember the past and look to the future!
In 1994 the football world changed when Nike released Tiempo and Adidas released Predator. Before that Puma had basically ruled the football boot market. But Nike and Adidas made a great expression to both the players and audience in 1994 World Cup in USA. In final between Italy and Brazil most of the players wore the Nike Tiempo or Adidas Predator! (Nike Tiempo in the picture is a remake from 2009.)
It’s 2016 and both brands doing strong having knitted boots on market! When the knitted boots came out in 2014 there was some positive and negative reaction, as always when something new appears. But still everyone of us were curious to test this new knitted material.
I asked the same question on my InstGram: @toffem as result I had 12 of 17 people who answered choosing Nike Magista Obra “BHM” over the Adidas Ace16+ PureControl!
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“The Power of One”
Inspired by The Power of One the Magista Obra BHM is designed in honour of Black History Month.
There is total of 7 different colours in the woven upper, creating a symbiotic design. It’s almost as seeing the boot in different dimensions.
My first pair of Nike Magista Obra. “Why so late?” some would ask, they just grew on me I guess! And they are absolutely a perfect combination between comfort and beauty.
Nike Magista Obra were first released in 2014, and if we are honest the whole world of football were stunned! Imagine to play in a sock?? 😛
Nike is using a knitted upper with a mid-cut collar, designed to secure your foot by providing a sock like fit, making the entire fit move in-sync with your foot.