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Football Boots > Nike CTR360 & CTR360 II - What's the difference?

To follow up on the release of the new Nike CTR360 Maestri II football boot's we thought it would be a good idea to compare the new boot with its massively successful predecessor, the original Nike CTR360.

The CTR360 boots have built a great reputation during their short time on the market. For Nike, the risk was trying to change something that wasn't broken. The new boots feature subtle amendments and improvements that will hopefully keep the army of CTR fans happy.

Looks-wise, Nike have reverted back to the two-block colour scheme that was used in the first set of CTR's before Nike introduced the gradient colourway CTR boots.

When the CTR was first released, everyone was surprised to see how effectively the boots stood out on television and live at a game. The use of two contrasting colours at either side of the boot was visually very strong for Nike and became a trademark for the CTR football boots.

The shape and size of the dampening pads on the front upper of the boots have changed. On the new CTR II football boots they are larger and feature different shaped grooves which now match the design of the inside control pads.

The control pads on the instep of the new CTR II football boots have also changed. On the new Nike CTR boots, the main pad features a fin-like design reminiscent of the Nike T90 Laser III boots. This injected instep pad offers grip-like traction for more precise ball control.

The memory foam featured on the instep of the original CTRs has now been replaced with another control pad designed to offer further enhanced ball control and feel.

This 'Pass and Receive Pad' is an injected instep pad with grip-like traction that allows precise ball control. The design of this has been inspired from the grip design featured on a Nike golf putter.

Nike have addressed the problem that some people were experiencing with the internal lace loop system on the original CTR boots. Some were finding that the lace loops were breaking away too easily and to combat this, Nike have replaced all internal loops with a traditional lacing system.

So what do you think of the new CTR Maestri II football boot's? Have Nike achieved the tough ask of improving the original CTR boots or will you CTR owners out there be sticking with your originals?

Only published comments... Dec 07 2010, 03:04 PM by Soccer_Boots



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December 7, 2010 4:36 PM

Juska said:

1st ones are better

December 7, 2010 4:46 PM

Joey Earle said:

loving the new ones way better than the old ctrs

December 7, 2010 4:58 PM

kibbster said:

love em gotta get tha elite ones

December 7, 2010 4:59 PM

Tata14 said:

i ask the same!

December 7, 2010 5:04 PM

arshk123 said:

second ones have more control and grip

December 7, 2010 5:07 PM

Guvaag said:

love the new CTR360

December 7, 2010 5:14 PM


weight difference on elites?

December 7, 2010 5:28 PM

mali95 said:

2nd one looks way better but that small swoosh logo spoils the whole thing.

December 7, 2010 5:33 PM

AJ-STYLZ said:

The 1st CTRs are  so much better

December 7, 2010 5:45 PM

javiheavy said:

What the Hell is a "control" boot? JUST MARKETING

December 7, 2010 5:51 PM

Rohan_Football_Forever said:

agree with mali 95

December 7, 2010 5:58 PM

Edenderry Town CB1 said:

   2nd ones way better

   gonna get them

December 7, 2010 6:13 PM

goonerman1990 said:

sweet, agree...second one is much better colorway

December 7, 2010 6:17 PM

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December 7, 2010 6:20 PM

TiNTiN23 said:

The new ones look better might swich from adipure

December 7, 2010 6:58 PM

b-tech said:

much prefer the new ones loving the colorway

December 7, 2010 7:05 PM

holland_rocks said:

agree with u mali95

December 7, 2010 7:53 PM

Duke3777 said:

Well the first ones had the swoosh on the instep so they felt like they had to fit it in for some reason, i dont really like the swoosh but the whole boot is pretty sick and really hard to be dampened by a little swoosh that you barely notice.

December 7, 2010 8:25 PM

Hartmann17FCRoyal said:

Sticking with the original. would like to have seen a picture of them from above or underneth.  it looks like the new one isnt as wide as the old one. that usuelly  means a size or two up for me and means up to 1 cm ekstra boot lengthwise. and clown shoes are not easy to play in.

December 7, 2010 8:25 PM

gak8 said:

not that much to differ is there?

December 7, 2010 9:07 PM

barc4b0y said:

Nike CTR360 & CTR360 II - What's the difference?  boots have risen from £120 GBP to £130 GBP lolzzz

December 7, 2010 11:12 PM

jazzovani said:

1st is better!

December 8, 2010 12:33 AM

pcm19 said:

i think the II's are cleaner

December 8, 2010 2:28 AM

ezee said:

agree with javiheavy, kangaroo leather does all of that for less$$$

December 8, 2010 3:07 AM

ongushi said:

Very Cool

I like sketch very much.

Ps. I can't upload avatar.

December 8, 2010 3:42 AM

Datsluks98 said:

Coolest boot ever seen of my eyes!

December 8, 2010 9:16 AM

NG716 said:

I like both of 'em. (:

December 8, 2010 1:54 PM

Henrique Oliveira said:

top quality boots, ok. but this blablabla panels do nothing

December 8, 2010 2:25 PM

I-con7 said:

Love it but i don't Wear them....

I Wear(Vapors)Not superfly

This boot perfectly Fits Cesc Fabregas!!

December 8, 2010 4:25 PM


the dif is the swoosh on the in side luv the

December 8, 2010 8:25 PM



December 8, 2010 8:30 PM



December 8, 2010 8:30 PM

Callum Richards said:

new ones look amazing

December 8, 2010 8:54 PM

Getsuga04 said:

i love red boots!

December 9, 2010 12:15 AM

the king miguel said:


December 9, 2010 2:01 AM

hartadi said:


December 9, 2010 11:01 AM

nyima lhundup said:

ah which 1 is d new 1 again!!!!!????

December 9, 2010 2:37 PM

azhar82 said:

the originals are ze best]

December 9, 2010 3:51 PM

R9vsCR7 said:

the 2nd ones are beast  i might get them

December 10, 2010 1:04 AM

sammy1996 lfc said:

gotta get a pair of the new ones, big improvement, especially the colourways

December 10, 2010 8:16 PM

simplyfootball said:

I like the second one better.

December 11, 2010 10:20 AM

simplyfootball said:

I like the second one better.

December 11, 2010 10:20 AM

SAN101722 said:

both are very good

December 11, 2010 7:51 PM

nickbol said:

last one s are better

December 12, 2010 2:11 PM

rowanb said:

ive got a pair of current maestris and tbh they look better than these new ones. too many traingles on it.

December 19, 2010 5:26 PM

LADA said:

i agree rowanb the first model is great and im into all that geometry!

December 20, 2010 12:01 AM

footwearfile said:

ctr360 grey orange color is also nice!

December 30, 2010 3:06 AM

JOHNO CTR360 said:

new are nice but old 1s take it

February 26, 2011 7:56 AM

mrElite17 said:

first ones not bad ! but the NEW ones are simply AMAZIIINGGGG !!!!! i LOVE the Colours !! Not only are they stunning in looks but also have a HUGE impact on preformance !!! truly a PERFECT boot for Defenders and mid-fieldrs. take my word for it ;) i actually own both of them ! like i said the NEW nike CTR360 ll are AMAZINGGGG !!

March 15, 2011 1:22 PM

feichauang2011 said:

April 15, 2011 3:04 PM

feichauang2011 said:

April 15, 2011 3:04 PM

charlie shiers said:

like both colors but have go the red and white ones

May 6, 2011 9:31 AM
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