The latest Nike Safari Superfly III has just released and the new color scheme is generating a lot of buzz. The shoes are black with shale spots cheetah that cover the shoe, even the laces, and a bright green volt Nike Swoosh along the outstep over the printed pattern.
The shoes are part of the Mercurial Vapor line, and have all of the same features as the Red Plum and Photo Blue version released in May. The shoe is designed to give you some extra speed with its ultralight glass fiber outsole plate. The studs feature the Superfly traction pattern with the cleats higher on the front outstep and on the instep of the heel to allow you to dig into the ground and make faster cuts.
The upper is made of a Teijin Synthetic leather that has been on all of the shoes in this class and helps give you a soft touch and power on your shot, especially when you’re on the run. The interior is made of microfiber, and it can adjust to the shape of your foot to make sure theses cleats feel good from the first time you put them on. You won’t really need to break theses babies in, after the first game they’ll have molded to your feet. Think of it like a gel insole, but on the top of your foot that’s breathable and won’t get sweaty. What’s more is gives you a bit more material between the top of your foot and an opponents cleats so there’s more protection than an Adidas Adizero or a Puma v. 1.10 SL.
If you a more aggressive player like me, this makes them a must have.The insole is made of the same breathable sock liner that you’ll find in all Nike Elite soccer shoes and helps your feet stay dry. The only problem is this tends to come out of the shoe easily when you take them off after the match as they sort of stick to your wet socks. The cleats on the bottom of the boot are in the Superfly pattern, and are reinforced so they won’t come off unless you take a saw to them. At $399 a pair they aren’t cheap, but if you’re going to buy a top drawer pair of soccer shoes, you can’t beat the comfort, protection of these, and unique look of these.
If you like the color, which I think looks class, they’re a great pair of shoes that will hold up as well as anything else from Nike. For my part, I think the black and shale of the cheetah looks aggressive, especially with the volt colored swoosh, and make just the right statement. These soccer shoes are associated with one of the best players in the world, and if Ronaldo’s scoring in them, you can bet you’ll be seeing them around the pitches this spring.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com
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