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From The Sublime To The Ridiculous

April 26th, 2011 by John Finlay | Comment

If, like the rest of us, you’ve spent most of your weekend eating charred sausages and forgetting to apply the factor 15, then you will have missed out on all the latest football boot-related happenings. Here’s your latest dose of footwear fun…

The Sublime

Cristiano Ronaldo’s new Nike Safari Mercurial Vapor Superfly III football boots, which we viewed recently, obviously tick all the right boxes for the Real Madrid star as he found the back of the net twice in just four days against old foes Barcelona. The second of which, albeit with his head and not his feet, crucially secured Real their first Copa del Ray since 1993. You would expect that the club would be extremely pleased with this feat, but Sergio Ramos seemed like he couldn’t care less as his dropped the trophy off the roof of their open top bus.

The Hearsay

A few weeks ago we reported that industrial Bayern Munich midfielder Bastien Schweinsteiger and Spurs player Sandro were modelling, what looked like, the new adidas adiPure V football boots. Well, last week Bayern launched their new adidas kit and Schweinsteiger sported what appeared to be the same the same shoe. Previously he wore white-out versions of the prototype shoe, but this time the stripes were black, tongue sky blue and, the biggest giveaway, the adiPure stitching on the side of the heel. Whether this is the final design or not, it’s hard to say. Either way, they look great.

A mystery buyer has snapped up a vintage pair of football boots previously worn by Newcastle legend Bobby Robson. The shoes, which are over 60 years old and sold by a childhood friend of Robson, fetched £350. An anonymous woman bought them for her husband who’s a life-long Magpies fan. All the money raised went towards cancer-fighting charity The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

The Ridiculous

A new online game, aptly titled Zuperfly, has been launched to promote Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s new Superfly III boots. In the game you control Zlatan’s boots and weave your way through a crowd of defenders to attempt to find the AC Milan striker a decent shooting position. Although fairly clunky in game play, it’ll certainly get boot-nuts talking and it embodies everything that we love and loathe about Zlatan’s supercilious demeanour.

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John provides us with a weekly rundown of the most sublime and ridiculous boots around with a sprinkling of other boot-related hullabaloo. On top of contributing here, John gets his geek on by tinkering his Fantasy Football team too often as well as supporting Leeds United.

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