Monday, September 19, 2011

Boot Spotting 17-18 Sep.

As you know by now, we love a good boot spot here at TRW – especially when it involves a brand new boot! This weekend we got to see Nike’s brand new T90 Laser IV make their competitive Premier League debut on the feet of Wayne Rooney and Fernando Torres – and they both gave them a scoring debut.
We start with Sunday’s big game between Manchester United and Chelsea featuring the two biggest T90 Laser wearers Wayne Rooney and Fernando Torres. These two were used for the launch of the T90 Laser III but with Torres struggling for form, Rooney was the only one featured this time around.
Both players found the back of the net but also missed glaring opportunities. Rooney sent a penalty wide after slipping – no fault of the new T90… Torres looked back to his old self when he neatly dinked a brilliant finish over De Gea early in the second half but shot wide with an open goal later in the half. Irrelevant of the two striker’s performances we think it was a great debut for a boot that will certainly score plenty more goals.
Rooney has already hit 8 goals this season but is closely followed by Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero who has 6. The ex-Athletico Madrid star made his first appearance as an official Puma wearer this weekend having worn a black-out pair of V1.11 since arriving. Aguero wore the new Green/Navy/White V1.11 boots as he struck both of Manchester City’s 2 goals in their draw agasit Fulham.
We have seen a lot of boot swopping happening and once again there were a few players wearing interesting boot choices. Bolton’s Chris Eagles has featured here in Adidas AdiZero boots but wore a great looking pair of White/Blue Nike Mercurial Vapor IV boots.
We have featured Joey Barton a few times as well and had to this week after he was spotted wearing what we believe are a black-out version of the upcoming Puma PowerCat 1.11 boots. This is not the first time Barton has worn the new PowerCats as he was seen in a white-out pair while still at Newcastle.
Mikel Arteta scored his first goal for Arsenal this weekend – also in a different pair of boots. The last time we featured Arteta here (he was still playing for Everton) the Spaniard was in the White/Black/Blue Puma V1.11 SL boots but was back in the King Finale this weekend.
Arteta was the face of the King Finale when they were released and he was joined by fellow teammate Diniyar Bilyaletdinov at the time. The Everton winger seems to have moved on however as the Russian winger opted for a pair of Electrictity/Infrared/Anodized Purple Adidas AdiZero boots this weekend.
John O’Shea was always a great boot spot as the ex-Manchester United defender was one of only two Premier League players to wear the innovative Concave football boots. Unfortunately the company has gone under and O’Shea and fellow ex-United player Wes Brown, have had to find new boot sponsors. It seems that O’Shea has opted for Nike as the new Sunderland skipper was in the new Tiempo Legend IV this weekend.
One colourway we haven’t seen often is Nike’s Platinum/Blue/Black CTR360 Maestri II colourway. This colourway is only available in the standard version of the CTR and not the Elite. Aston Villa’s defender James Collins wore this great looking colourway this weekend against Newcastle.
Shaun Wright-Phillips has looked a brilliant piece of business since his arrival at QPR from Manchester City. The ex-City and Chelsea winger has been in fine form for the R’s and could find himself catching the eye of England boss Fabio Capello if he keeps putting in such good performances. SWP wore Adidas’ Blue/White/Slime AdiZero colourway in leather this weekend.
There was never any doubt about Luka Modric’s ability and he proved why Spurs wanted so desperately to keep him when he opened the scoring with a brilliant long range strike when Liverpool visited White Heart Lane. The diminutive Croatian, wearing Nike Superfly III boots, ran Spurs’ midfield as they easily beat Liverpool 4-0.

Nike Unveil The New T90 Laser IV

T90 Laser IV is a completely redesigned boot for the modern day striker who capitalizes on that one opportunity that comes his way during a game and buries the ball in the back of the net. Be it a long range screamer, close range effort or perfectly struck free-kick or penalty – they all count for this deadly finisher who lives and breathes to score goals.
Focused on adapting to the technical demands and movement of a highly mobile striker the new T90 Laser IV is 20% lighter than the previous version and features a streamlined silhouette that provides enhanced fit and feel on the ball. The forefoot area features a newly configured adaptive shield design and high performance synthetic leatherupper for a soft and close to the foot feel.
To ensure a perfect strike of the ball, the reconfigured shooting and swerve zones on the instep of the boot are designed to flex naturally as the foot contacts with the ball, amplifying the natural benefits of the foot to strike the ball cleanly.
The key contact zones are broken up into flexible strips which enhance the natural power and accuracy of the foot while the swerve zone fins reduced in size and height allow a closer feel to the ball providing friction to curved shots. Finally, along the tongue and top of the boot, shape correction foam increases instep accuracy for a seamless strike of the ball.
Strikers make the most of tight spaces and rapid turns and feints to leave defenders on the back foot and the new T90 Laser IV features remodelled studs designed to maximize the speed of penetration and release on pitch without increasing stud pressure for the player.
Heel, medial, lateral and toe off edge traction combined with a more flexible plate also enhance agility and reduce slipping. With flexibility and movement key to the strikers success enhanced mid foot torsion creates a stiff power transfer from heel to toe creating a clean break from defenders to capitalize on scoring opportunities.
The T90 Laser IV will make it’s official debut this weekend on Wayne Rooney’s feet when Manchester United play Chelsea. The new T90 Laser IV will be available at key retailers worldwide and online at beginning October 1, 2011.
It is no surprise that Nike used Wayne Rooney to launch the new T90 Laser IV. The Manchester United star is an avid T90 wearer and epitomises the boots characteristics.
Nike’s new viral video featuring Rooney shows off some of the boots new technology and is visually a stunning piece of creativity – as if we would expect anything less from Nike.
The viral begins with Rooney receiving the boots in a hardcase – a feature you will not be receiving in store unfortunately.
Rooney has begun the season in blistering form and it is a great time for Nike to release the new T90 Laser IV. I’m sure Nike themselves will be joining every Manchester United fan this weekend in hoping that Rooney gives the boots a scoring, and winning, debut.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New F50 adizero TRX FG Leather High Energy/Electricity/White


In football, the need for speed has never been greater . Adizero F50 players like Messi and Villa are faster on and off the ball than ever before. Now powered by micoach, the adizero F50 is not only the fastest boot on the planet it is also the smartest. micoach turns the adizero F50 into the ultimate digital training tool by letting you track and upload performance data like distance,sprint count and maximum speed. Then you can share those stats with friends on Facebook, get personalized coaching from the micoach website or play the micoach football video game using your own real -life abilities. Wheter online or in the stadium, the adizero F50's electrifying speed inspired looks will leave zero doubt as to who is the fastest.

ENJOY .....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Messi debuts new Adidas Adizero II

Yesterday we were given a heads up by our friends at Adidas that there was going to be something special released when Argentina played a friendly against Nigeria in Bangladesh. In fact the quote we got was ‘today Adidas changes football forever’… Well that certainly got us excited – especially when we saw what they were talking about – Lionel Messi giving the upcoming Adidas AdiZero II a surprise debut.
So a new pair of AdiZero boots is very exciting but will that really ‘change football’? Well we can’t give you all the details now but the ‘game changer’ is the incorporation of Adidas’ MiCoach into the boot. Messi himself seemed impressed by the boots when commenting on his Facebook page after the game; “Wore my new Adidas f50?s for the first time against Nigeria tonight. So much technology in a pair of boots, it’s incredible!”
Adidas promised some more information soon so stay tuned to TRW. We we can tell you is that this was a once off spotting as Messi will revert back to his Electricity/Purple AdiZero boots until the release of the new AdiZero II in November (this Yellow/Red colourway will be his colourway.) Adidas just wanted to create a bit of hype around the new boots ahead of their launch and we certainly think they have achieved that!

Adidas adizero PREDATOR UCL/White/Purple

The 13 of September will see the kick-off of the new Uefa Champions League season and as usaual Adidas have released a UCL inspired Predator colourway. Adidas have released a bold new White/Purple colourway for the AdiPower Predator – a combination we think looks great.
The stand out feature of this colourway is the rainbow-like section on the heel of the boots similar to the design featured on the new Finale ball and Petr Cech’s gloves.
The AdiPower Predator is 25% lighter than their predecessor the Predator X. This is thanks mostly to the incorporation of Adidas’ SprintFrame we know from the AdiZeros. The AdiPowers’ SprintFrame features a redesigned Predator PowerSpine for additional energy transfer directly from the foot into the ball resulting in greater power.
A redesigned Predator element, lighter upper and TPU outsole and high-grade Taurus leather provide a perfect fitting boot with a superb touch.