Playmaking, creativity, touch and control are all attributes associated with heritage football boots. Worn by some truly world class players including Kaka, Pirlo, Alonso and Fabregas the heritage football boots are a classy choice, but which heritage boot reigns supreme?
When you think of heritage football boots, you think about a boot which has a quality natural leather upper, and is designed to give the ultimate ball touch, feel and comfort. The leading two football boots in this category, and the professional's choice, are the adidas adiPure II football boots and the Nike Tiempo Legend III football boots. But can you decide which is your choice when it comes to these two high performance football boots in our Heritage Boot Face-Off!
Heritage Boot Face-Off Contender: adidas adiPure II
above: The new adidas adiPure II in Uni Red and classy Black/Gold
The adidas adiPure II football boots were launched at the beginning of the year, and took inspiration from years of adidas history and heritage. Think original Copa Mundial and World Cup boots, but with improved sole plates, comfort and durability. These football boots were debuted by then World Player of the Year Kaka, and have since been worn by Xabi Alonso, Frank Lampard and Karim Benzema.
The adiPure II is made from the finest k-leather which is not only soft and supple but tough too. The sole plate features the same TRX traxion layout and configuration in both metal tipped-soft ground and PU firm ground versions, with the addition of the adiPure scripture at the front of the boot. Flexible, supple and robust both sole plates offer excellent traction, stability and grip.
Heritage Boot Face-Off Contender: Nike Tiempo Legend III
above: The Nike Tiempo Legend III in traditional Black/Volt and White/Red colours.
The Nike Legend III football boots were born out of the Nike Tiempo range, which has been striving to deliver the ultimate in ball touch for over 25 years. The upper is made from a soft kangaroo leather combined with unique stitching to hold the leathers shape. The re-designed tongue hides the laces and give a cleaner striking surface, whilst a molded heel-counter locks the foot in during all movement.
The Nike Tiempo range of football boots have previously been worn footballing greats Eric Cantona and Paolo Maldini, and are currently being worn by Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez, Joe Cole and Carles Puyol. Which is a real mix of playing positions, to highlight the versatility of the Legend III football boots.
Looking at the vital statistics, the adiPure II and Legend III football boots are quite similar. So deciding which of these football boots is superior could come down to the comfort, fit and feel of the boots. Which is where the SoccerBible will bow to the knowledge of all the players out there who regularly turn out wearing either the Legend or adiPure football boots.
Both Nike and adidas believe that the football boots they have created are the culmination of decades of research, development and testing. Finding out what has and hasn't worked with previous models, to design two football boots that are at the pinnacle of ball touch and feel. But given a choice between the two, would you choose an adidas adiPure II football boot or a Nike Legend III football boot?
Which Boot is Your Choice for the SoccerBible Heritage Boot Face-Off? Vote now!
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