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Football News > Global Football Boots Spotting - 23/01/12

Beat your Monday blues with the latest instalment of SoccerBible bootspotting. The Premier League wasn't short of a high profile game or two, as the African Cup of Nations also kicked-off. There was no shortage of sightings from the Premier League to Serie A. See what players and boots have made the cut this week. Share your thoughts online, on Twitter and on Facebook.  

Winston Reid (West Ham) Nike Mercurial Superfly I

This isn't the first time West Ham midfielder Winston Reid has caught our eye. The New Zealand international has been wearing his blacked-out Superfly I football boots since the later months of last year. Reid has given his retro Mercurials a great paint job, but judging from the laces these could be the Orion Blue Superfly boots from 2009.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) Nike CTR360 Maestri II

Manchester United kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City with a vital win at Arsenal. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was one of the most impressive players in action on a disappointing night for the Gunners. The Arsenal youngster was wearing his personalised #makeitcount CTR360 Nike football boots.


Gareth Barry (Manchester City) adidas adiPure 11Pro

They haven't had a flurry of players step out in them, but Gareth Barry ensured the new adiPure 11Pro had some Premier League representation at the weekend, wearing his new Black/White/Slime boots as the league leaders took on Tottenham. Other adiPure pro's including Frank Lampard and Bastian Schweinsteiger are yet to make the switch.


Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle) Umbro Geometra Pro

Jonas Guitierrez was one of Newcastle’s stand-out players during their Premier League fixture with Fulham wearing the recently released Black/Green/Red Umbro Geometra Pro football boots. With Newcastle still sitting high in sixth place, the Geometra is getting good exposure with the likes of Guitierrez and Henderson both headlining the boots professional line up.


Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) adidas Predator adiPower

QPR captain Joey Barton was back in action after a recent suspension as his side took on fellow Premier League survival hopefuls, Wigan. The midfielder continues to make attempts to disguise his adiPower football boots, with some black marker customisation being given to the outside of both boots.


Gervinho (Ivory Coast) Nike iD Mercurial Superfly II

One of the weeks best spots came from the Ivory Coast's African Cup of Nations opener against Sudan. Arsenal midfielder Gervinho was in action wearing a pair of suitably coloured Superfly II football boots as Didier Drogba captained the tournament favourites to a 1-0 winning start. It was an unexpected departure for Gervinho from his usual Superfly III boots.


Marcel Schaefer (Wolfsburg) Under Armour Hydrastrike Pro

Marcel Schaefer has been a regular Under Armour wearer since last year when he put in a number of performances wearing the Dominate Pro. The Wolfsburg full back is now firmly settled in the alternative control-focused Under Armour Hyderstrike. Much like the Nike CTR, the contrasting two-tone colourway makes these boots immediately noticeable on pitch!


Marek Hamsik (Napoli) Nike Tiempo Legend IV Elite

As one of Europe's most exciting attacking players, Marek Hamsik might not be the type of Nike player you'd expect to wear the Nike Tiempo range. After spending a brief spell in the CTR360, the Napoli midfielder continues to attract interest from Europe's top clubs wearing his trusted Tiempo's. Hamsik was in action wearing the recently released White/Red/Silver colourway.


Hugo Rodallega (Wigan) Nike iD Mercurial Superfly II

Hugo Rodallega decided to give his Nike iD Superfly II boots another run-out at the weekend. The Columbian internationals unique boots have become famous over the past year, with Rodallega bringing them out of his locker on a number of occasions. We might be seeing them again next week after the Wigan striker found the back of the net in his sides 3-1 league defeat to QPR.


Ignacio Camacho (Malaga) adidas Predator DB adiPower

It was Lionel Messi's second appearance wearing the new Blue/White/Energy adizero miCoach football boots during Barcelona's 4-1 defeat of Malaga. But Spanish U21 international Ignacio Camacho claimed the bootspotting plaudits after wearing the latest DB adiPower Predator. This isn't Camacho's first pair of DB boots, with the midfielder being known for wearing a number of previous Beckham Preds.


Ashkan Dejagah (Wolfsburg) Nike Mercurial Superfly I

Wolfsburg's Ashkan Dejagah must have an impressive collection of Mercurial Superfly I football boots. The midfielder is clearly a big fan of the original Superfly, having worn a number of colourways over the past year. After a surprise performance in the Volt Superfly III last week, the Iranian was back in his trusted Max Orange/Silver boots for his sides clash with Koeln.


If there are any players and boots you've spotted and think should feature on this page, mail us at: putting 'Boot Spotting' in the subject field.



Drogbaforever98 said:

 i like rodallega's id's there epic :D

January 23, 2012 1:17 PM

Pronkers said:

Gervihno is wearing Superfly lll's. Just Nikeid version on the instep and not the regular patern.

January 23, 2012 1:19 PM

Becksstillthebest23 said:

Awesome Boot spots! :)

Too Bad Nike stopped the production of the Max Orange/Silver Superfly Boots.

January 23, 2012 1:22 PM

madridista7 said:

rodallega's freekick was epic !

January 23, 2012 1:26 PM

Buckseyboy said:

@Pronkers  the Superfly II's and the Superfly III's are the same boots you idiot, just different pattern... so they are the Superfly II's like soccerbible said... their not Superfly III's!

January 23, 2012 1:37 PM

pandu17 said:


January 23, 2012 1:42 PM

Tangerine4Life said:

Looking forward to more spotting now the African Cup is on!

January 23, 2012 1:54 PM

dalong1 said:

anyone else notice that jermaine pennant was also wearing those db preds at the weekend too? Also, typo in the gutierrez bit, Newcastle are in 6th not 5th.

January 23, 2012 2:00 PM

Gboy said:

  Gervinho boots are awesome

January 23, 2012 2:10 PM

sadiqasyraf said:

this Malaysian player, Razman Roslan (Selangor FA) already using new adidas predator LZ

January 23, 2012 2:23 PM

lowblue4 said:

Hope Gervinho brings these out back at the Emirates! Love these boot spots... I was hoping someone else caught that Rolladega swapped boots at half and then dropped in that sweet free kick.

January 23, 2012 2:56 PM

lowblue4 said:

Rodallega... Damn you autocorrect!!! I knew what I meant

January 23, 2012 2:59 PM

Johnny23 said:

@Buckseyboy Wow, before you call someone an idiot you should do your research or at least use some common sense. They have different names so how is the Superfly II the same as the Superfly III? Both have different patterns and a different toe box. If the Superfly III is the same as the Superfly II, then why isn't it called the superfly II? Even if there weren't any big changes when it comes to technology Nike named it the Superfly III. Check the Nike website and you'll see "Superfly III NikeiD", technically speaking there is no Superfly II with that pattern.

January 23, 2012 3:14 PM

jugadoraso10 said:

I can't wait for the Vapor 8s to come out!!!

January 23, 2012 3:24 PM

TayChe said:

Jonas from Valencia has started to wear Mizuno, he was wearing blacked out Vapours for a while and Jordi Alba, Valencia and Spain LB has started wearing F50 boots too!

January 23, 2012 3:37 PM

jackrobinson_2 said:

jermaine pennant also wore the DB Preds against west brom! @dalong1

January 23, 2012 4:21 PM

Ronan said:

     Gervinhos are the best! & is Hamsik wearing shinguards??

January 23, 2012 5:36 PM

Nateee17 said:

Umm, Gervinho's Superflys arent superfly II's, theyre Superfly III's. good spotting, good to see old school superfly I's

January 24, 2012 12:59 PM

hammer90 said:

if u look closely at winston reids picture the nottingham forrest player is wearing adidas f30s and not f50s the shape and the heel isnt enhanced...

January 24, 2012 4:09 PM

Getsuga04 said:


January 24, 2012 4:51 PM

barc4b0y said:

like DB Preds to bad they aren't leather

January 24, 2012 9:06 PM

weenerman said:

Ignacio Camacho looks like he is a retard.  also i dont know y u guys think that gervinhos boots are so nice.   winston reid's boots are much nicer for me.   i just don't get what u people like about fruity colors

January 24, 2012 9:52 PM

weenerman said:

  and also i forgot to mention       BALOTELLI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   What a performance.  he is an absolute legend

January 24, 2012 9:56 PM

pcm19 said:

love the custom mercs

January 24, 2012 10:40 PM

CB11 said:

nice gervinho

January 24, 2012 11:40 PM

diegobarca10 said:

    Gervinho with the FOREHEAD!

January 24, 2012 11:50 PM

Red Devils 4 Life said:

Original Superflys ftw haha

January 25, 2012 12:23 AM

Wira78 said:

Godd boot :)

January 25, 2012 9:17 AM

ijuwan 17 said:


the superflys r basically the same boot. giving it a new paint job n fine tuning the cut doesn't make it a new boot, it's all just Nike's marketing  B.S. to make u buy the same boot again n again... adidas has refined the world cup / copa mundials several time over the year, you don't see them renaming the boot do ya?

January 25, 2012 12:26 PM

ijuwan 17 said:


but i do agree with u bout the insult other people r throwing bout this little matter.... so, unnecessary.

January 25, 2012 3:07 PM

daniel2754 said:

Chamberlain is a beast and rod's cleats are super sexy

January 25, 2012 9:28 PM

YBJ_92112 said:

Gervinho as aforementioned is wearing SF3's the difference is a slightly lower toe box, the flywire goes more around the heel and i think thats about it actually.  Btw you can only get that instep design on Nike iD on the SF3's but the safari 2's were exclusives to that design at the time

January 26, 2012 1:12 AM

Didier Drogbas Best Friend said:

Gervinho's boots=FLY

January 26, 2012 2:23 AM

A_Di_Natale said:

new boot of AOC

January 27, 2012 1:24 PM

arshk123 said:

cristiano ronaldo was spotted wearing new vapors in a training session on thursday

January 29, 2012 7:10 AM

Zeeshy said:

@ijuwan 17 the world cup/copa mundial boots are a classic, adidas isn't changing the name of them because they have a set reputation.

Nike & adidas aren't the same company, so their principles are different !!

Technically speaking, the Superfly II & Superfly III AREN'T very different, but there are set difference which make it a DIFFERENT BOOT

Gervinho is wearing a customised pair of SUPERFLY III boots; not the Superfly II. They are basically a CR7 Superfly III with a custom paint job

January 29, 2012 6:05 PM
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