jueves, 10 de febrero de 2011

Schweinsteiger spotted in whiteout adiPURE'S

Bastin Schweinsteiger has been spotted wearing a new pair of all white adiPURE football boots that are suspected to be prototypes of the new adidas adiPURE SL football boots. There's been no official word from adidas about the release of a super-light adiPURE boot, but forum speculation and leaked images suggest that a new adidas adiPURE SL boot is on the way...
Recent images of Schweinsteiger training with the German national team ahead of their friendly with Italy, shows the German midfielder wearing a white-out adiPURE boot with what looks like an adiZero Sprint-Frame out-sole. Scheweinsteiger is yet to wear the new adiPURE IV football boots as he continues to wear the adiPURE III boots for Bayern Munich.

The possibility of a super-light adidas adiPURE SL football boot will no doubt excite a huge number of boot fans. The speculation suggests that adidas will combine the natural leather upper of the adiPURE boots with the lightness of the adiZero sprint frame out-sole. Combing these two features would create a super-light weight heritage based boot!

For all those leather adiZero fans out there, a new ideal lightweight leather boot could be on its way in the shape of the adidas adiPURE SL! There's no official weight on the boot yet, but figures close to the 200 grams mark are being suggested.

We expect Schweinsteiger to take to the field tonight wearing his usual adidas adiPURE III football boots. Even so, it might be worth keeping one eye on the German international!

miércoles, 9 de febrero de 2011


Umbro are back once again to furnish us with yet another great colourway for their awesome-looking new football boots; the Umbro Speciali R.
Umbro Speciali R
In another nice contrast to the dark and classic Black/White/Amber colourway, this model looks fresh and fun, taking a classic White with Black branding base and and furnishing it with a splash of neon Lime on the sole and branding.
Seen here in Umbro’s current generation HG soleplate (first debuted on the GT Pro), the lime studs provide a great contrast to the cool finish of the rest of the boot, and compliment the sockliner really well.
Umbro Speciali R
It’s great to see Umbro really putting in a lot of energy into their latest football boots, as we think the Speciali R is a cleat that’s worth supporting. 3 Contrasting colourways and a eye-pleasing design will hopefully mean that there’s a real demand for – what we think – is a great bit of footwear.
The Kanga-Touch upper is hopefully comparable to the latest CTR360 II’s KangaLite (which improved on the first CTR’s in just about every way) and the excellent A-Frame cradle in the mid-foot is one of the most simple-yet-effective pieces of tech that we’ve seen in this generation of football boots!
Umbro Speciali R
As part of Umbro’s Spring line-up, you can expect to see these hit store shelves at the end of March, with a wallet-friendly pricetag of £85.
Next up,  we’d like to see the Speciali R in something really classic, preferably involving Black, White and a swanky splash of Gold for the detailing!
Knowing our luck, though, Umbro will resurrect the ‘Oxblood’ colourway from the last Speciali!
What do you think to this new colourway?
Hit up the comments and let us know!

Puma PowerCat 1.10 Tokyo

Puma have released some interesting and adventurous boots over the years (we're thinking Kehinde Wiley / v1.10 Lightning SL's / Unseen Green v1.06) but the new Puma PowerCat Tokyo football boots are the most outrageous boots we have ever seen from the German brand! The Puma PowerCat Tokyo football boots will certainly be a love/hate boot and they've definitely divided opinions here at SoccerBible HQ!
Anyway, we'll leave the decision making up to you! Check out all of our exclusive SoccerBible imagery of the new Puma PowerCat Tokyo soccer shoes and let us know your opinions...

Inspired by the dazzling lights, vibrancy and highly visual culture of the neon jungles of Japan, the Puma PowerCat Toyko football boots feature vivid colours and graphics that encapsulate the energy of one of the worlds most dynamic cities.

The graphics and design of the new Puma PowerCat Tokyo boots are inspired by the Japanese metropolis for players who want to bring something new to the football pitch! Using a daring combination of bright pink, blue and green, Puma have created a boot that looks like it belongs in a Japanese cartoon!

Underneath the outragous exterior, the Puma PowerCat Tokyo football boots are a regular PowerCat. Designed by Puma as a power-purpose boot, the PowerCat was originally released in a series of sober, dark colour-ways! You can't blame Puma for trying something different! They've taken the PowerCat in a new direction that will, if nothing else, get people talking!

We're eagerly awaiting the on-pitch debut of the new Puma PowerCat Tokyo boots! It will be interesting to see who's brave enough to make the first steps onto a pitch in these! PowerCat wearers who come to mind are Vidic, Carrick, Rosicky, Sagna, Djorou, Chiellini, Crouch and Buffon. We can't picture any of these players wearing the Tokyo's, but who knows...hopefully we'll be proved wrong!

The new Puma PowerCat football boots are the first PowerCat boots to feature a synthetic upper. They won't offer the same natural comfort and ball feel the leather upper PowerCats offer but are still a boot that combine great engineering and comfort. The injected 3D Power Shooting Technology is the unique part of the boot that has made it a genuine choice for top professionals who require a solid, reliable boot.

The Puma 3D PST located and built into the boots kicking area is designed to increase shooting power, while maintaining ball touch and feel. The 3D PST achieves increased shot power through its extremely high rebound properties, absorbing more than the typical amount of energy upon ball impact and releasing more power with every shot.

To improve fit, the boots have been formed around Puma's new anatomically-shaped PowerLast, an evolution of the Puma AptoLast. Which once again follows the foot's natural contours for a great fit, but provides more volume in the forefoot and instep allowing the upper to mould to the players foot. To further improve fit and comfort, the anatomically shaped removable sockliner provides cushioning and shock absorption.

We think the new Puma PowerCat Tokyo football boots are set to spark debate like no other. When it comes to the new Puma Tokyo PowerCat football boots, it's impossible not to have an opinion. As always, we'd love to hear yours...

martes, 8 de febrero de 2011

Nike Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II

Mercurial fans might have been getting a little frustrated with the levels of attention the new adidas adizero boots are getting at the moment. But for all the Superfly fans out there, we've got exclusive images of the first new colour-way of 2011 from Nike...
We're aware that images of this new Superfly have been appearing online for a little while now but with all the hype currently surround the adizero's, Nike didn't want these great looking boots to get lost amongst all the adidas attention. And so they shouldn't! The new Windchill/Dark Obsidian/Chlorine Blue Superfly's defiantly deserve to stage to themselves!

So here they are, the newest addition to the Mercurial Superfly range. And here's some information you might not be aware of...these new Superfly boots will be the next boots worn by Cristiano Ronaldo! We've had a tip off from our friends at Nike that Ronaldo could be set to début his new boots when Real Madrid take on Almeria on January 16th.

The new Windchill Nike Mercurial Superfly boots will be the successor to Ronaldo's current Safari Superfly's that he has been wearing since their launch back in October. They are certainly flashy enough for a player who is renowned for his exuberant style on and off the pitch.

From the outside, these new Nike Superfly II football boots look like a clean white/black boot. That is until you see the striking combination of colours on the inside of the boot! The colour-way really is impressive and we think this is visually one of the strongest Superfly II boots Nike have produced. The last white colour-way they released were the White/Black/Pink Superfly I boot's that surprisingly didn't have a huge uptake from professionals. Even so, we predict this new colour-way to be a big hit amongst the pro's!

As you'd expect, there are no tech updates on this boots. For those of you who need reminding of the features Nike have built into the Superfly II football boots, we'll give you a quick run through.

The major innovation for the Nike Superfly II football boots was the development of the Nike Sense adaptive traction technology. Current in the Elite Superfly II football boots, designers created an adaptive stud that can extend and retract by up to 3mm, based on ground conditions and pressure exerted by the player. This new release Superfly continues with the SenseStud design, even though the professional elite seem unconvinced of the studs advantages, preferring to use the Superfly I sole-plate.

The Nike Elite Mercurial Superfly II football boots maintain the desired close fit around the foot without compromising on durability or support. Next-generation Nike Flywire technology incorporated into the boot’s streamlined upper provides the unique lightweight, strong and more dynamic fit.

2The new Windchill/Dark Obsidian/Chlorine Blue coloured Elite Nike Vapor Superfly II football boots feature a stronger and tougher performance upper to improve on-field visibility and a re-engineered out-sole to deliver lightweight performance for the world's Elite players.

Nike designers created a Mercurial football boot that provides new levels of performance with nearly four years of game analysis, biomechanical studies and player testing. The Nike Mercurial Superfly II football boots feature an adaptive traction system for speed on the pitch in all conditions.