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  1. gwood88

    gwood88 Member

    Dec 5, 2011
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    In my opinion boots are like paint brushes. Different artists prefer different types of brushes. There is no brush can enhance the skills of the artist only complement them or hinder them. Some brushes make certain techniques easier to preform, though if you can't preform a certain technique to some level with any given brush chances are you can't preform it at all.

    I tend to agree that young players see Ronaldo, Messi, ect in their top tier Nike/adidas speed boots and they buy into the fact that those boots are going to make them a better player overall because of new technology, marketing, ect. And I think we are all victims of this to a degree. Very sad.
     
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  2. Ryan James

    Ryan James Member

    Jul 5, 2011
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
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  3. Dr. Boots

    Dr. Boots Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Most midsoles on classically constructed boots or shoes with no padding fillers have a cardboard like midsole of varying degrees of thickness that acts as a buffer between the outsole's underside and the insole overlay. If I recall correctly, the claim to fame of the Lazzarini made boots -both past and the two present companies- is that the midsole is actually made from leather and not a synthetic material, which offers more flex with the movement if the outsole and your foot. Pantofola might have stopped this as they are more commercial driven than when I first encountered them in 2003, but Akuna still does this on their better models per their website description. There are newer lasting boards like the ones in the split outsoles I mentioned or plastic/carbon or glass fiber, but the best ones IMO for foot function are the most minimal like the cardboard-ish kind. Even the Morelia has something similar to this in there, I believe -I am at my surgeons office on my iPad or I would check for sure.

    I think the extra that you are paying for a Pantofola is partly for the craftsman ship of a handmade good. Just like the world of fine dress shoes, for a comparison that I have drawn from in the past. There is also the inflation of price from PDS, which is a bit absurd, IMO...but, I would rather pay $200.00 for a handmade boot with one piece of leather in all black than a neon green cut out of toxic synthetic. PDS also has some nice sales on stuff like the Dream with the neon stitching. Personally I wouldn't do some of the more funky colors that Pantofola does and I hope they don't go to far with those and lose credibility or business because the world needs as many handmade boot makers as possible to combat the mass produced plastic that has flooded us out. It is only getting worse with this new "green" trend in boots, but I have a rant exclusively for that fallacy at a later date.

    The site I linked with the translation should ship world wide, and Akuna's site might as well. Here is a site in the UK, I can't fully vouch for them though and they don't have the Colibri http://www.soccerkits.com/1911-Cinquestelle-Football-Boots-c116/. eBay on worldwide search turns up some Akuna as well, you just have to be creative with the search tems and put various combos of Akuna, Cinquestelle, and Pantofola D'Oro.
     
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  4. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
    Club:
    Bolivar La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
  5. Dr. Boots

    Dr. Boots Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    One of the best analogies I have seen in relation to boots; sadly most people don't see the boots as a tool of their trade that helps them more effectively perform a feat that their skills -honed through years of training- are responsible for. People see the boot as the causation or prevention of said skills/talents/attributes being performed. Hence all these posts on here (though we have reduced it) and comments from the banal idiocy that comprises 99.9% of SoccerBible's comments saying "those boots look slow" or "mi mercurialzzzzzz macake me fazzt, m8...holla at my boi, cr7. nike 4 lif". Or my favorites like "I play X position, I need a control boot, but I play X position too, so I need a speed boot...ps Copas suck" or the all time gem "those boots made me slow".....Yeah, it wasn't your slowness that made you slow. I am sure Mr. Bolt was concerned about your rise though the ranks of the sprinting world until you decided to play football and handicapped yourself with "slow" boots. Morons.

    I do think that the world is starting hit a bad point though for selection of tools for the craft as future generations of players continue to be produced. When operating from a starting point of derangement, you will not know any better and something functioning as normal will be abnormal to you. That is where we are now with boot materials, and construction. The market has been deranged and everyone is starting from a point of becoming adjusted to total crap as top of the line items. Thus you have people convinced that blistering your foot to the point of bleeding after months of wear -with a proper fitting boot- or product failure after 10 uses is not only acceptable, it is the standard and expectations then fall in line and people learn to play in garbage without knowing better. Sadly that turns into preferring garbage as oppose to quality. I will always say you play better when you are comfortable in/with your shoes, but I will never understand how people get so bent by marketing that they think some of these shoes are comfortable when they feel like you are playing barefoot on broken glass in them.

    Players like Messi, Ronaldo, and Falcao could play better than 99.9% of us in construction boots, then they put their name behind products that suck, and then don't even wear what they are selling in most cases. Yet we still buy the items, and defend them when we realize they suck. I am not really sure what is worse, the endorsement for failing products knowing you don't use them, or the our staunch belief in the products despite tons of evidence to prove they suck or they are not actually being used by our heroes.
     
  6. noob-bob

    noob-bob Red Card

    Jul 23, 2010
    Club:
    IF Brommapojkarna
    I have worn a lot of leather boots such as copas and specialis but I find the vapor 8s to be the most comfortable boot of them all.
     
  7. Dr. Boots

    Dr. Boots Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Different brushes, hahaha.
     
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  8. evleung93

    evleung93 Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    My Nike classics

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  9. SSFC5

    SSFC5 Member

    May 17, 2011
    United States
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Got a hold of another similar pair for the winter. They look a lot more like Neymar's except for the outsole.

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  10. baba.g.baba

    baba.g.baba Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    ^^ they look like they are made of foam lol
     
  11. Mercurial4991

    Mercurial4991 Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You should give us a review on them. :D
     
  12. lakelui

    lakelui Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. Alexandre Pato 7

    Alexandre Pato 7 Legends that will never be forgotten <3

    Mar 16, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Robinho is defo not a one trick pony. He is very good at dribbling, link up play & smart passing and has extremely good movement. If the guy was little stronger and could shoot he could've been up for some awards, seriously
     
  14. 2nd_striker

    2nd_striker Member

    May 21, 2008
    London
    Did anyone play test the gs? Would love to know what theyre like
     
  15. rooster

    rooster Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Hey guys, I'm looking for some experience/help from owners of Tiempo Elites. I've worn mine 6 times and one of the boots has started to come away at the sole. I know that unfortunately this is the norm with modern day boots but if anyone could post pics of there's and state how many times they have been worn that'd be great. I'm just trying to gauge how long they may last.

    Cheers!
     
  16. evleung93

    evleung93 Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Shouldn't be tearing after 6 wears. Send them back to nike, they're elites so you're covered pretty well.

    Also for those nike prototypes. I had a pair to test out. Mine had the same soleplate as neymars except I have 4 studs in the back not 3. My upper seemed different also, mine was more synthetic whereas I think his are kanga-lite. My pair also ran a half-size small and the toebox was extremely small/narrow. It fit like a glove though and I actually really liked them. I couldn't test them out for the full period though cuz they were just too painfully small on me. I was told they are speed boot silo and they have no power elements so I'd rule out them as being T90. More of a variation of the vapor IX.
     
  17. mindgame16

    mindgame16 New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    hey just to let ya'll know
    i recieved my vapors today and i got the new white/black (with blue pink bottom)
    CR7 shoes
    they are pretty sweet but with a new pair of elite legends i am unsure if i will keep them or not
     
  18. SSFC5

    SSFC5 Member

    May 17, 2011
    United States
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Could you post pictures? And what size are they?
     
  19. noob-bob

    noob-bob Red Card

    Jul 23, 2010
    Club:
    IF Brommapojkarna
    Weren't you banned from BigSoccer because all you did was posting links to your site?
     
  20. Alexandre Pato 7

    Alexandre Pato 7 Legends that will never be forgotten <3

    Mar 16, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Maybe he was, but not perma-banned so after a while he's back in the game.

    Apple/JC, can you please ban that idiot?
     
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  21. 2nd_striker

    2nd_striker Member

    May 21, 2008
    London
    so the silver 9s are non "golf balled"? wonder why?
     
  22. lakelui

    lakelui Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ^^^no carbon on the soleplate either
     
  23. FootySpy

    FootySpy Member

    Oct 22, 2012
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    The Vapor VIIIs had three different kinds of uppers, not surprising that the IXs will follow that trend. The "golf ball" shoe seems to be very synthetic, while the silver will have a leather feel.
     
  24. baba.g.baba

    baba.g.baba Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    so i nike gave a voucher for the orange vapor 8 i returned. now i am wondering what do to with it. they don't sell much stuff on nike official website :confused: mayb i should get the blue vapors? its not like i have much of an option.
     
  25. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
    Club:
    Bolivar La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Is it me, or are these for Artificial surfaces? Is this the AG soleplate?
     

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