It was another weekend of great Premier League action and with Nike launching a host of new colourways there was no shortage of boots spots either. Despite new Nike boots dominating the weekends boots spots there were still a host of other great boots spot from the weekend. Check out our bumper boot spot article from this weekend.
It was no surprise to the new Mercurial Vapor VIII catching the eye in its new Mango/Grey colourway. There was a host of player we expected to see in the new Vapor however William Gallas was no one of them. Gallas did however switch back into his faithful Orion Blue/Metallic Silver/Dark Obsidian Superfly I boots in the second half.
Theo Walcott was pictured receiving his new Vapor VIII boots during the week. The Arsenal winger has been in superb form of late and carried that good form on this weekend when he scored his first goal in the new Vapor VIII boots to help Arsenal past Aston Villa.
Ryo Miyaichi has proven his quality since joining Bolton. Arsenal boss ArseneWenger must be very pleased that he has another young future Gunner impressing in the Premier League. Miyaichi added a little bit of personalization to his Mango/Grey colourway boots by adding black laces.
The new White/Green/Silver Timepo Legend IV colourway isn’t groundbreaking but suits the classy, understated heritage of the Tiempo range. A few players showed off the new colourway this weekend such as Wolves’ Matt Jarvis who scored in the new colourway but couldn’t help his side avoid another defeat.
Another Nike colourway to make its debut this weekend was the new Black/White/Orange CTR360 Maestri II colourway –a colourway we really like here at TRW. Sunderland’s Craig Gardner was one of the players showing off the new colourway this weekend.
We were a little surprised to see how popular the new Soar/Black/Silver T90 K-Laser colourway was. It was widely thought that Fernando Torres was a perfect fit for this colourway however Torres didn’t wear them when he came off the bench against Spurs. Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker however was in the new colourway.
Wolves striker Steven Fletcher has had his a brilliant season so far mostly wearing Nike T90 Laser IV boots. He was another player who switched to the new Soar/Black/Silver colourway for their game against Norwich.
Papiss Cisse has proven to be a great signing for Newcastle since his arrival in the January transfer market. Cisse popped up with 2 goals for the Magpies to move them level with Chelsea after victory over West Brom. We thought the launch White/Orange/Black T90 Laser IV colourway would have looked great with his Newcastle away kit but Cisse opted for the new Soar/Black/Silver instead.
Although the new boots were grabbing a lot of attention arguably the most eye-catching moment of the weekend was Peter Crouch’s wonder goal against Manchester City. The lanky striker scored with an incredible volley to give Stoke the lead wearing Puma’s Blue/Black/White/Orange PowerCat 1.12 boots.
For a few weeks now we have been watching Frank Lampard to see when he will play his first game in the new Adidas AdiPure 11Pro boots. Lampard has worn them in pre game warm-up but that was the closest he came until this weekend. Whether he switched back to the AdiPure IV or not we will have to see but wearing for the whole game was a good sign.
We love a good boot/kit match up here at TRW and we have been wondering if Adidas’ Slime/Navy colourway would match any kit and Gary Caldwell we know it does – Wigan’s away kit. Wigan earned a shock 2-1 win over Liverpool to help them in their relegation battle, with the winner being struck by Caldwell.
Adidas’ MiCoach AdiZero boots have featured some eccentric colourways with only the White/Energy/Black colourway not threating to burn your retina. This colourway was launched with no on-field support – which means that Swansea’s Wayne Routledge probably went got himself a pair specially. Another great example of boot perfectly matching a kit.