We're anticipating a popular reaction to these new Dark Shadow/Volt Nike CTR360 Maestri II football boots, as Nike continue to spoil fans with a host of new colours kicking off 2012. They're probably the sleekest CTR360 Maestri we've seen, so take a close-up look at the boots and let us know what you think...
For some members of the boot establishment, the incorporation of a volt colour is an instant winner, whether it's paired with a white or black upper. But Nike have added an interesting twist by using an almost metallic looking grey, making these new football boots look like a serious piece of performance equipment!
The Nike CTR360 Maestri football boots have had a couple of different looks, previously sporting a stark two-tone colour scheme or also with a gradient. Now for the new year Nike have employed a different styling, with more of a one-tone upper with stand-out Nike detailing, as we've also seen on the brand new Blue versions.
As the '360' suggests, the CTR360 Maestri's are Nike's most complete all-round performance boot. Equally adept at last-ditch challenges as they are to striking the winning goal, these latest Dark Shadow/Volt versions are a new look for the boot, which is sure to prompt a reaction from fans.
The Nike CTR360 Maestri's are still a relatively young boot range, only in their third ever football season, but in such a short space of time the CTR has become one of the most popular football boots on the market. Standard and Elite's alike, the CTR360 range has seen a strong uptake from players all over the park whether their position is defence, midfield or attack.
The Nike CTR360 Maestri soccer cleats have gained quite a reputation for being one of the most comfortable boots on the market. The comfortable Poron insole remains from the original Nike CTR football boots, and Nike have further padded the heel and added a non-slip material to improve fit.
On the instep of the boots, the new instep pads have incorporated a combination of technology from the T90 Laser III and the CTR Maestri I. Split into two to cover a larger surface area, the new pads enhance ball control and boost distribution through an innovative fin structure.
The dampening pods remain the stand out feature on the Nike CTR360 Maestri II football boots and are a key asset in achieving the theory of cushioning the ball and applying more boot surface area. The CTR360 has achieved numerous impressive performance reviews and with this exciting new color-way are sure to enjoy more on-pitch success!
A lightweight and durable TPU sole-plate enables the boot to elegantly grace the surface of the pitch while offering supreme comfort. The Maestri II football boots feature a bladed dual density stud structure for traction and stability on natural surfaces.
These new Dark Shadow/Volt Nike CTR360 Maestri II football boots are certain to have a strong on-pitch presence, with the Swoosh once again standing-out. Although we can't be sure of which players will adopt this footwear at the moment, with a list that includes Andres Iniesta, Mario Balotelli and Alex Song, you can expect to see some of the games top stars sporting a pair. Available to pre-order now, before being made available to order from February 1st for a cost of around £135 GBP / $180 USD / €175 EURO.
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