Milestones – Adidas Samba Primeknit 2014

Adidas released alongside the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro 2014 a limited edition boot that became the first ever to have a 100% knitted upper. The boot is limited to 150 pairs in the world, and sold out in seconds. Still one of my best looking boots, as the upper is just amazing with the different colors of yarn.

Some interesting stats:

• The upper consists of 1938 meters of yarn.

• Around 137 829 stiches were made.

• The boot weights 165 grams.

Luis Suarez played a game for Liverpool in these Samba Primeknits in 2014.

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Milestones – Adidas F50 Adizero miCoach 2012

When the first Adidas F50 Adizero was released in 2010 it left a good impression as many big stars wore the boot in World Cup 2010 South Africa. Players like Messi, Suarez, Bale and Robben wore the boots.

The new Adizeros were available in synthetic and leather. New design in the upper “Sprintweb” gave better stability in high speed. The new upper “Sprintskin” was made of a single layer which minimized the weight. Adidas F50 Adizero weighted 165g.

So the revolutionary about the Adizeros that were released in 2012 was a chip called “miCoach”. It´s a speed cell that was fitted into the outsole of one of the boots. You could download the App and follow your progress after every game or practice. The miCoach speed cell calculated for example the distance covered and top speed.

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Toffem.

Milestones – Nike GS Concept 2012

Nike GS (Green Speed) Concept was released in 2012, were Neymar used the boots in the Olympics. Nike constructed the boot by using renewable and recycled materials. The main goal was to reduce weight and waste in every single component of the boot! They done that and also did they create the lightest boot weighting 160 grams back in 2012.

The Nike Kanga-Lite upper produced over a third less carbon emissions when it is manufactured than traditional materials. The laces, lining and tongue of these Nike GS Concept football boots were all made from a minimum of 70% recycled materials while the toeboard and collar feature at least 15% recycled materials.

The boots and the box is indiviaually numbered. I own the pair numbered 1634 out of 2012.

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Milestones – Nike Mercurial Superfly I 2009

The release of Nike Mercurial Superfly I in 2009 was truly a beginning of something big.

Nike had a big launch for the boot at Old Trafford with Cristiano Ronaldo as main character to advertise the new Superfly. The Superfly I was a product of 2 years of engineering and designing, Nike did also work around many professional players feedback to create this boot.

The new technology in the Superfly I was called “Flywire”. This Flywire technology allowed Nike to reduce weight without losing strength. You can compare the Flywire technology with cables in a bridge, it supports players foot were needed. The boot weighted only 185 grams and back in 2009 that was very light. Nike added the Tepex carbon fibre soleplate to the boot which really made the Superfly I unlike any other boot on the market.

Nike released a very limited edition of the Nike Mercurial Superfly I Fg called “Wear It Proud”. They were originally made for Ugo Moyne and the English rugby team to celebrate their new purple away kit. Each boot was handmade in Italy and individually numbered from 1 to 70. Rumors tell that 30 pairs were given to the rugby team members and only 40 pairs sold to public.

My pair is numbered 55 out of 70.

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Milestones – Nike Mercurial SL 2008

Nike wanted to create the lightest and fastest boot in history. Nike spent 3 years creating a boot with no financial- or time limitations. In 2008 Nike released the Nike Mercurial SL (Super Light), weighed 190 grams.

The boot is almost entirely made of carbon fiber with a soleplate made of 7 layer carbon material, this to give strength and flexibility.

Nike released the boot in FG-soleplate limited to 2008 pairs and in SG-soleplate limited to 500 pairs. Cristiano Ronaldo wore the boots in Champions League Final 2008 in Moscow against Chelsea FC. The game ended 1-1 in fulltime, C.Ronaldo scored Manchester United only goal. Manchester won on penalties 6-5 and making them the Champions of 2008.

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Toffem

Milestones – Adidas Predator Powerswerve 2008

Regarded by many as the last proper Adidas Predator made. So what did Adidas change to make the PredatorPowerswerve so good?

Let`s start with the fact that Steven Gerrard said that the Predator Powerswerve was his favorite ever in the Predator range, that says quite lot about the boot. Adidas did also change the original rubber fins to “Predator SMART Foam” to give extra power and swerve. The soft foam reacts to the impact and kind of bounces back the effect straight to the ball.

Adidas did also create a “Power Pulse” system in the innersoles, by adding a chamber to the innersole filled with 30g metallic powder. So when kicking the ball the powder shifts forward in the chamber which increases the power. Adidas proved this in tests and the boot was said to create 3% more force and 8% more swerve than the Predators before. This popular boot was released in 2008 and there were more than 20 different colors available. Biggest stars to wear these were Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, Michael Ballack and Daniele De Rossi.

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Nike Mercurial Superfly V Collection

Took some time for myself to take pictures of my Nike Mercurial Superfly V collection. These are the Superfly V’s I currently own. 



They are all pretty rare except for the CR7 “Discovery” yellow/dark grey ones, as they are not a limited edition but instead a nice looking boot from CR7 Chapter-3!


These are probably the most unique of them all as they are custome painted to represent the original Mercurial 1.0 from 1998 World Cup! 


Then next, boot above, you all recognize! One of my big favourites Nike Mercurial Superfly V “EA-Sport”, limited edition and mine is numbere 733 out of 1500. Representing the video gaming from late 90′ with 16-bit all the way to present time with high resolution!


Last one is probably the rarest of these four boots, the Nike Mercurial Suoerfly V CR SE “Vitórias”. Limited edition (230 of 777) celebrating Cristiano Ronaldo winning his fourth FIFA Player of the Year trophy aka Ballon d’Or!


Hope to see many more Superfly V in the future!

Nike Hypervenom Phantom

Nike Hypervenom Phantom was introduced to the world in 2013; it also became Neymar´s
signature boot. The Hypervenom Phantom was a brand new silo, with an upper made of
“NikeSkin” technology. The skin features a 3D texture that gives superior ball feel, lightweight
and close to foot feel. One of the most comfortable boots I have tried. 


The 2nd generation of Nike Hypervenom never became as famous as the first one, although Nike added a collar to them. People were most critical about Nike removing the popular “NikeSkin” upper, however Nike added the “NikeSkin” in 2016 to the 2nd generation but it somehow didin’t change the fact that they never got as popular.


So things have changed! Few weeks back Nike revealed the 3rd generation of Nike Hypervenom Phantom III with knitted upper with foam pods that improves the touch and gives you a better strike to the ball! 


Also it got a new lighter and more flexible soleplate. Another major improvement is the internal traction system, what means that Nike uses three levels of traction:

Sock-Sock Liner-Inside Plate Liner!


Can’t wait to give them a run and got big hopes for these! And that colourway really makes you stand out.

Nike Mercurial Superfly V X “EA-Sport” Edition


Nike delivered again by releasing the limited edition Nike Mercurial Superfly V X “EA-Sport” edition. Nike is celebrating, together with EA-Sports, 22 years of best selling football game! It was in 1994 when the first FIFA game was released, and now we enjoy the fresh FIFA17 released on 27th September. Today they got over 3 billion users everyday.


The boots design reflects the developement in gaming technology. From the 16-Bit graphics of 1994 to moderna HD-definition! In my opinion perfectly designed theme.


A great addition is also the EA-Sport logo on the heel and a big thanks to Nike for individually numbering the boots! Also the Nike box is designed carefully with a shimmering tone with some 16-bit graphics as well. 

The boots are limited to 1500 pairs in the world and I were lucky enough to buy a pair numbered 733 of 1500. As always the boots sold out in minutes.


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