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Nike or Adidas?

This is an endless battle between two very succesfull sport brands! We all loved the old school Nike Mercurials and Adidas Predators. I have to admit that I gave up my hope sligthly with Adidas when they announced in 2014 that they would stop making Predator and F50… 


Nike continued strongly with developing the Mercurial range and also creating two new models Magista and Hypervenom. For me the new Mercurial Superfly V, Hypervenom Phantom III & Magista Obra II are one of the best boots Nike have produced in the last years! As I have been wearing Mercurial for most time of my career, I’m happy to see that they are developing the boots all the time.


If the years 2014-2015 were a slight dissapointment from Adidas then they really pushed up things in 2016! Some great boots as the Ace16+ PureControl with laceless technology and X16+ PureAgility to battle as a speed boot against Mercurial!


So both brands are once again seriously compeating of providing players with the best boot options! This is important as competition is the only way to improve your own products.

Top 10 Pickups of 2016!

So as some of you know I’m every year making a list of my Top 10 Pickups of the year, not top releases of the year but boots that I have bought!

So here is the boots so far:

10. Adidas Ace17+ PureControl Fg Custome painted


9. Nike Hypervenom Phantom SE “Transform” limited edition 560 pairs made with heat-active upper!


8. Nike Mercurial Superfly IV “What The Mercurial”, released in early 2016 and hit the world with a crazy colourway consisting of 16 past Mercurial colours!


7. Adidas Predator Accelerator 1998 Sg “Made in Germany”, only one word: Rarest Predators!


6. Adidas F50 99 Gram, limited edition 181 of 299 pairs made. World’s lightest boots ever made, only 99g!


5. Nike Mercurial SL Fg, entirely made of carbon-fibre! Limited edition 1059 of 2008 pairs made.


Keep an eye on my blog and InstaGram @toffem for the best of the best in my Top 10 Pickups of 2016!

Last 6 Boot Additions


Here’s 6 of my latest additions to my collection!

Here we got:

  • Nike Mercurial Superfly II “Safari”, first boot in Cristiano Ronaldo signature boots. A crazy colourway!
  • Nike Mercurial Superfly IV “What the Mercurial”. Consists of 16 slices of the most memorable Mercurials in the history, all combined to a single boot!
  • SB50 Nike Vapor Untouchable 2, an american football boot with so much class that it really reminds me of Nike Mercurial Superfly IV!
  • Adidas Ace16+ PureControl custome painted by a local artist maalinetti. Revealed in eraly 2016 and much talked boot with laceless technology. I decided to add some white to the boot and they ended up really great.
  • Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE Sg-Pro, there is not much I need to tell about these boots. Only 100 pairs made globally and one of the most sought after boots!
  • Adidas Predator Accelerator Sg, last but not least! One of the rarest, if not the rarest, Predator ever made. Made in Germany and a proffesional soleplate with screw in studs. If you know your Predators then you know how rare these are! 😉

Custome Adidas Ace16+ PureControl


So everyone have heard about the Adidas Ace16+ PureControl boots that were released in early 2016, at least you know the boot if I mention the laceless technology? 

I had them custome painted 😉


I had them custome AirBrush painted at a local artist maalinetti.com and we added some white colour to the soleplate and slowly transforming back to green on the upper of the boot! 


It really ended up great! The green and white colour really works together, maybe even better than the original colourway?

Happy Eastern!

I want to wish you all readers a Happy Easter! 

  
Here is a basket with some goodies, which would you pick of them?

The past and present time!

Remember the past and look to the future!  
In 1994 the football world changed when Nike released Tiempo and Adidas released Predator. Before that Puma had basically ruled the football boot market. But Nike and Adidas made a great expression to both the players and audience in 1994 World Cup in USA. In final between Italy and Brazil most of the players wore the Nike Tiempo or Adidas Predator! (Nike Tiempo in the picture is a remake from 2009.)

 It’s 2016 and both brands doing strong having knitted boots on market! When the knitted boots came out in 2014 there was some positive and negative reaction, as always when something new appears. But still everyone of us were curious to test this new knitted material.

Nike vs. Adidas

  
So a big question in todays football boot world is which knitted boot to choose? Nike Magista Obra “BHM” vs. Adidas Ace16+ PureControl? Definitely some of the top range boots out there!

  
Both of the boots feel comfortable and look really cool on foot. Nike uses laces and Adidas goes laceless. 

I asked the same question on my InstGram: @toffem as result I had 12 of 17 people who answered choosing Nike Magista Obra “BHM” over the Adidas Ace16+ PureControl!

  
Both great boots and high innovation from both brands.

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