In June 2009 Nike released the CTR360 Maestri – a boot that created a new silo – control. Since the launch we have seen the CTR360 Maestri II and now III released. One thing that as stuck with the silo through all three incarnations is the two-tone upper, and black, red and white have featured in both the previous launches. The new Maestri III has seen the launch Sonic Yellow/Black/White colourway grab all the attention but this Black/White/Crimson colourway reminds us of the beginning.
The new CTR360 Maestri III is reengineered to deliver enhanced control, traction, support and lightweight comfort. Using next generation Kanga-Lite synthetic material for an assured touch and durability, the new boot also features new All Conditions Control (ACC) technology, providing the same level of control in either dry or wet conditions.
Innovations include a revamped 3D control pad that uses separate strips with fins of varying sizes to hug the arch and maximize contact with the ball, optimizing receiving and passing accuracy.
An asymmetrical lacing system enlarges the area used to control the ball and a new streamlined design enhances touch sensitivity. A dimpled texture on the midfoot increases friction, once again aiding the players control and touch.
The new and more responsive plate features a 360 degree stud placement – the boot deploys round studs on the medial side and blades on the lateral – is designed to provide premium comfort; perfect for the midfielder’s constant turns, and cuts through the pitch.