International Boot Spotting – January 2016
The turn of the year is always exciting for football boot fanatics as it often means the dawn of a number of new silos and colourways. With a major tournament around the corner in EURO 2016, the competition is sure to be cranked up a few notches with all eyes on the companies’ featured stars. We take a look at the best of what was spotted in January.
Lazar Marković – Fenerbahçe
Mizuno Morelia Neo
Liverpool’s Serbian winger, who is currently plying his trade in the Turkish league, is one of the highest profile players to wear the underrated Morelia Neo. The kangaroo leather Pearl/Surf the Web colourway is a testament to simplicity and style and Lazar Marković will be hoping to don the classic silo in the Premier League next season under the new manager Jürgen Klopp. Buy here.
Mesut Özil – Arsenal
adidas ACE16+ Purecontrol
Arsenal’s influential number 11 is one of the highest profile players to don adidas’ innovative laceless boots. The ACE16+ Purecontrol is just the start of a ground breaking year for the sportswear giants and be sure to see a number of eye catching colour ways dropped over the next few months. Buy here.
Shinji Okazaki – Leicester City
Mizuno Basara 101
What a season it has been for Leicester. Their new-found playing stay has been optimised by the likes of Shinji Okazaki who will run himself into the ground for his team. With Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez powering the foxes to the Premier League title, Shinji Okazaki is often unfairly overlooked, just like the football boots he wears. Mizuno are a credit to the market and produce many high quality silos such as the Basara 101. Buy here.
Memphis Depay – Manchester United
Under Armour Speedform
Manchester United’s summer signing has yet to show his potential in the Premier League. Interestingly, Memphis, the poster boy of Under Armour, was seen wearing Black/White colourway as opposed to the latest Graphite/Hi-Vis Speedform’s in a 7-0 demolition job over Norwich in an U21 fixture. The Dutch star will be disappointed to not be playing first team football at the moment but at least he looks the part! Buy here.
Yet to be officially released, the Umbro Medusa, as worn by USA star Mix Diskerud, will be the latest silo released by Umbro in a facelift for English brand. The official Umbro page has been giving hints for a number of weeks and are sure to officially release the boots later this month. View Here.