Product Type: Nike Sports Shoes
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Nike CTR360 Libretto Firm Ground Football Boots
Member Name: suavilous
Nike CTR360 Libretto Firm Ground Football Boots
Advantages: Comfort, weight, everything
Disadvantages: None really apart from price if you go for the High end version
Well the football season had arrived and with that my Sunday team had also started too. Having not played all through the summer I was really looking forward to it and also to get the extra exercise.
--The Fallen Footballer--
Match day arrives and I have a pair of special edition Champions league adidas predator boots (the ones kaka used to wear) running up and down the left side of the pitch (not very fast and not for very long) when all of a sudden the bottom part of my boots collapse and the studs have detached from the actual boots. Thankfully there wasnt long left and I came back with my foot still intact. Off to the shops to purchase a new pair.
--The Journey to the Boot Room--
I had religiously looked online to find a nice pair that were for my needs but looking and feeling the actual boots are very different so off I went to Sports Direct (see review), it was my turn for my girlfriend to wait for me as I shopped. :-D
They were loads to pick from, from Messi's Adidas F50i to Eto's puma boots to Ronaldo's Nike Vapours. However some were either priced well out of my budget (the adidas and Nikes were around £100 and I was looking for around the £30, Funds were low and pay day was a long way away!), so it was a choice between Wayne Rooneys Nike T90 Lasers or Cesc Fabregas Nike CTR360 Liberettos (In Red and Black). The T90s were a little bit cheaper and felt ok but the look of the CTRs were more interesting and only slightly more expensive, so off I went to ask the gent working there for a size 8.5. Before I knew it he came with the pair of firm ground boots. I dont like the studs on the soft ground boots and prefer the blades on the firm ground (pictured).
Now them being football boots I get them half a size bigger (I actually an 8), this is so when I put on the thick football socks it wont feel like I got a pair of boots too small. Thankfully I was buying a pair of socks, so I put them on and then the boots and My God they were comfy. The fit was perfect! Not a toe squashed, the arch of my foot pushed in, nothing. It felt like I had a pair of black and red socks on, if was that comfortable. They were also quite light which was good and it would give me better movement on the pitch. Even my girlfriend liked them. Sold!!!
The Day of Judgement arrived and I was ready! I had got my kit on and then the boots. I even colour co-ordinated as my kit was Red and black too :-D. One of my team mates saw these and though nice. He needed a pair and so I told him how comfortable they where and also that he could buy them in half sizes too. His eyes lit up!
Anyway back to me and my boots. Warm up was the usual jogging streching and a little passing and moving to get going. The boots were amazing every touch I took was great, I felt like I had more control of the ball and was hitting the ball cleanly and very accurately. Was I in contention for Man of the Match already??
Well..... No. I play left back so not much happened my end. Running with these boots was effortless due to its weight or weightlessness. I felt more assured with these boots on passing was more accurate. I felt comfortable in these and my movement was good and my passing I flet was more accurate during the game to. My control (which for some reason is terrible) even felt improved. 90 minutes up and although I didnt play like Roberto Carlos I felt like I played well. Oh and we won by the way.
Overall I would highly recommend these boots for anybody who needs a new pair. The fit for these boots are great, you feel more assured in them and feeling assured will give you confidence and hopefully improve your performance knowing that you have the boots for the job.
You can buy these boots in pretty much any sports store. Colours vary from Red and Black (my ones), Black and White with the Yellowish tick or now Silver and White with a Blue tick. No doubt more colours will probably come out for the World Cup. Prices also vary from the low end of around £30 to the higher end of around £100 and come in either soft ground (studded) boots or hard ground (blades) boots depending on your needs.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed it, I'm off to strut my stuff on the pitch. Before you know it I'll be in the highlights of Match of The Day!!
Summary: Great football boots for your needs
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