Nike’s Euro 2012 Football Boots
With Euro 2012 almost upon us Nike has unveiled the ‘Nike Clash Collection’ of boots, to be worn during the tournament by star players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and England’s Wayne Rooney.
The collection features striking new colour designs for all of Nike’s flagship boots, which were first seen in action during the Champions League final on May 19th.
The four styles of boot are designed to compliment the varying roles of individual players on the field. White toes combine with distinctive colour splashes for a look which is both dramatic and stylish, and make an undeniably bold statement.
The Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII is highlighted in Solar Red, symbolic of a design which embraces explosive speed. A seamless fit and an emphasis on touch and traction to enable players to beat defenders maximises the effect of the Teijin Microfiber material that offers a sleeker, closer and more natural fit.
Created for the ‘midfield maestro’ who ‘dictates the tempo with accurate and incisive passing’, the Nike CTR360 Meastri II is resplendent in bright blue, with asymmetrical lacing creating an expanded ball control area. Cushioned zones enhance a player’s ball control, first touch, and accuracy of passing, while bladed studs provide optimal traction and stability.
For players who must seize each and every opportunity to change the course of a game, the Nike T90 Laser IV, in Electric Green, was created with strikers in mind. Reconfigured shoot and swerve zones on the instep flex naturally as the foot meets the ball and allow players to strike the ball with more power and accuracy.
For those who prefer a more traditional boot, the classic Nike Tiempo Legend IV perfectly combines the latest technology with a dramatic but simple black and white appearance. The robust yet lightweight boot delivers premium traction and agility, and is flexible and responsive.
Nike Global Creative Director or Football Footwear, Andrew Caine believes the ‘clash of traditional white with very modern and youthful colors will make a really powerful and disruptive statement on pitch”. “The Nike Clash Collection delivers highly engineered boots with sharp color contrast reflecting the clash of rivalries and competition we will see this summer, he said”. “We’re celebrating that with distinctive and stand out color.”