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Football News > Boot Spotting - Nike CTR360 Debut Special!


The Nike CTR360 Maestri football boots made a big impact on football pitches around the globe this weekend! There was a host of top stars all choosing to wear Nike's innovative new football boots.

Ahead of the big launch, Nike took their brand new football boots to bootrooms around the world, to give players the chance to test the new boots. And if the players liked them, it would be their choice whether to play in them. So, it must have been pleasing for Nike to see the response they got, as top players from around the globe took to the pitch wearing the new Nike CTR360 Maestri football boots...


A coincidence that Fabregas plays in the CTR360 Maestri football boots for the first time, and he scores a great goal and assists another four?! Fabregas was in awesome form wearing his new boots, taking control of the game with exceptional passing and distribution.



Balotelli was spotted wearing the white/black versions, as he played for Inter Milan as they defeated Udinese to retain their place at the top of Serie A. If these boots were a player, Balotelli is great an example of the boots versatility, because he is strong, powerful and uses his pace to his advantage.



Javier Mascherano joined team-mate Lucas (previously a Vapor wearer) in the Liverpool midfield wearing the CTR360 Maestri football boots. Usually we'd see Mascherano in the Nike Laser football boots, but he clearly feels his new boots will support his tough-tackling and ball distribution play.



joined key Nike CTR360 Maestri football boots wearer Andres Iniesta in a victorious Barcelona midfield. A tribute indeed to the new boots and their features, assisting players quick ball control and passing in a side that moves the ball around quickly with great vision and one-touch play.



Scoring a goal is a great endorsement of a new boot, and Florent Malouda duly delivered. The Chelsea winger, who we are used to seeing wearing a Nike Legend boot, arrived in the penalty box and with one convincing touch, struck the ball into the back of the net.



Song has become the backbone of the Arsenal midfield, his ability to break up an opposing attack and move the ball forward to Fabregas and the forward players is key. And it was an assured performance from Song wearing his new boots, as he delivered the ball quickly and directly to his team-mates.



Muntari is a creative midfielder who loves a shot, and as he's previously been wearing old Nike Supremacy football boots, he's clearly been unable to find a pair of boots suitable for his game. But as he was given the chance to test Nike CTR360 Maestri football boots weeks in advance, Muntari was clearly impressed with the feel and was confident to perform for Inter Milan on the boots debut.



Chris Greenacre plays for Wellington Phoenix in the A-league, and due to the time difference was probably one of the first players to competitively wear Nike's new football boots! But this is a true example of the global appeal of the new Nike football boots. Greenacre is a striker who has to control the ball off a hard playing surface, and move it quickly as he would be surrounded by defenders.


The launch of the Nike CTR360 Maestri football boots was a big event, but of course we've just picked out our favourites from the opening weekend. Did YOU spot any CTR360 convertees? If so, become one of our boot spotters and tell us who you've spied...

Only published comments... Oct 04 2009, 10:11 AM by Boot Spy



rkickers9 said:

pretty sweet and u could have put donavan in there from his win over fire

October 5, 2009 1:02 PM


completely bull.

they say fabregas scored 1 and assisted 4.

he got taken off when arsenal was 4-2 up -.-

October 5, 2009 1:44 PM

perrygroves said:

@ MERCURIAL FREAK (another Vapor fan boy hmmmmm) so which game were you watching then? because I watched it on TV and he got four assists and a goal. He got taken off for Aaron Ramsey on 75 minutes and 43 seconds when the score was 5-2 after assiting Thomas Vermaelens goal on 16 minutes, Robin van Persie on 32 minutes, Andrey Arshavin on 36 minutes and Theo Walcott  on 74 minutes. Plus he scored on 56 minutes. Count em up my friend....

October 5, 2009 1:57 PM

egelegend said:

I had my doubts about his boot but know it is really pulling through I love it gone a get it :)

October 5, 2009 2:34 PM

gregb11 said:

5-2 up

u idiot

October 5, 2009 3:54 PM

gregb11 said:

jack wilshire is wearing them!

October 5, 2009 4:43 PM

Kaanye said:

I support Galatasaray and our playmaker winger Arda Turan was wearing the red/black/white ctr360 maestri

October 5, 2009 6:28 PM

The Gracjan Gunners said:

I Riped them

October 5, 2009 6:34 PM

Steven4vapor said:

Balotelli's coach is looking at his shoes. Look at his eyes.

October 5, 2009 6:42 PM

RC-9 said:

Steven4vapor-- Balotelli's past mourinho so he cant be

October 5, 2009 7:21 PM

Portugal R live said:

what are you on MERCURIAL FREAK that was porbaly hes best performance in a Arsenal shirt ever. Mourinho is a joker manager in the world

October 5, 2009 9:00 PM

adbad1116 said:

What about Landon Donovan switching over from the vapors for LA. He also scored a pretty nice goal chipping the keeper.

October 5, 2009 9:44 PM

holland said:

i saw Rafael Van Der Vaart wearing these for Real Madrid when they lost to Sevilla 2-1

October 5, 2009 9:59 PM

Tiki said:

who is the other person in liverpool wearing them?

October 5, 2009 10:59 PM

martincillo_mexico said:

some mexican player wearing them

October 6, 2009 1:14 AM

BENGY said:


October 6, 2009 5:08 AM

adri the king said:

Soccerbible should show all the stars wearing the new silver/red Laser II that Rooney, Evra, Ferdinand, Skrtl etc had this weekend :)

October 6, 2009 6:12 AM

egelegend said:

I am from australia and they shouldn't show an australian player in this debut of the nike ctr360 mastri

October 6, 2009 7:13 AM

predators7 said:

so all these are "playermakers"? cheap shot by nike! is like dividind predatos in three other shoes! ( accurancy, control, i bet the next one will be swerve)

however they look nice :D

October 6, 2009 10:05 AM

jeffrey said:

I have them and they are HOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

in black/white/yellow OMG    ******* !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 6, 2009 4:56 PM

man utd-champions said:

I don't have them and I don't want to buy them but I still think that they are probaly worth £160.00 (Nike ID).

October 7, 2009 6:30 PM

AndyRoseblade said:

Landon Donovan had an SL sole plate on his Maestri's and also Cesc has a Laser I firm ground sole plate on his.

October 12, 2009 9:33 PM

CF_4 said:

<b>There Really nice im getting them:P

October 26, 2009 7:35 PM

mark rudn said:

ya im gettin them some day

November 9, 2009 5:49 PM

Kaka_8_GoD said:

Dammmmmmnnnnnn these shoes r sikk...=]

alreadty ordered my pair....

December 16, 2009 6:06 AM

forward496 said:

I didn´t like it at all:S

December 25, 2009 12:56 PM

darren2 said:

i like them.=D

January 30, 2010 8:51 PM

AMJ said:

Chris Greenacre is the man

March 10, 2010 2:49 PM

MCKER11 said:

this is hot stuff guys ADD TO CART!!

March 16, 2010 2:52 PM

MCKER11 said:

this is hot stuff guys ADD TO CART!!

March 16, 2010 2:52 PM
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