James Rodriguez – adidas f50 adiZero
Starting off with an update from one of last week’s spots, James Rodriguez seems to have completely ditched the adidas Primeknit 2.0. He’s not the only one, across the board a majority of the adidas players who, for a period, wore the cleat have now switched out of them. Gone as soon as they arrived.
Lucas Moura – adidas Primeknit 2.0
… That being said, PSG’s Lucas Moura did wear them during mid-week. The PSG man has cemented his position as one of adidas’ main athletes, as demonstrated by being bestowed upon the honour of wearing the new Primeknit. That being said, as with all the other players we doubt he’ll be staying in them for much longer.
John Terry – Nike Tiempo Legend
Not so much a cleat spot as a congratulatory inclusion, John Terry led Chelsea to their sixteenth major honour this weekend. JT has had an age-defying season, playing every minute of every match during this season’s campaign, not an accolade that most, let alone others in the 30+ club, can boast having. Terry was wearing the Tiempo Legend Intense Heat pack for the momentous occasion. A fitting cleat considering its connection to the business end of the season.
Marco Reus – Puma evoSpeed 1.3 Dragon
Marco Reus joined Sergio Aguero in the evoSpeed 1.3 Dragon as Dortmund dumped Bayern out of the DFB-Pokal on penalties. Prior to the release of the cleat, Puma pitted Reus and Aguero against in each other in a light-hearted, though entertaining, head-head described as a “Dragon Clash”.
Jesus Corona – Under Armour Clutchfit Force
Cruz Azul keeper, Jesus Corona, was spotted in the Under Armour Clutchfit Force over the weekend. Though we don’t often see very much of the Clutchfit Force, Corona is the second Mexican based goalkeeper that we’ve spotted in the cleat after William Yarbrough made his USMNT in the white/black/yellow colourway.
George Blackwood – adidas adiZero
A bit of a throwback here courtesy of George Blackwood. The Australian U-21 player was wearing an adiZero whiteout from way back in 2012. Perhaps the recently unveiled adidas ‘No Dye’ pack, featuring a brand new adiZero whiteout will convince Blackwood to buy a new pair of cleats.
Stephane M’Bia – Nike Mercurial Superfly
Stephane M’Bia always provides a great cleat spot. The former QPR man was spotted in a pretty unique blacked out pair of the Nike Mercurial Superfly, a departure from his usual Umbro Speciali. We can’t tell if M’Bia has had a NikeID pair of the Superfly produced, or has simply blacked out a pair himself – either way they look pretty sweet.
Sebastian Giovinco – Nike CTR360 Maestri
Sebastian Giovinco has settled into MLS life pretty well. The 28 year old scored Toronto’s winner against Philadelphia on Saturday in his fourth goal of the season. You’d think the highest paid Italian player in the world, let alone the MLS, would have scored himself a cleat sponsorship deal, but Giovinco has stuck with a blacked out pair of the old Nike CTR360 Maestri. Admittedly a great cleat, but a pretty shoddy black-out job.
That does it for this week’s Cleat Spotting! See something we missed? Let us know!