Boot Collectors: Episode 6 – Puma King – Lothar Matthaüs Limited Edition

Boot Collectors: Episode 6

Puma King – Lothar Matthaüs Limited Edition

by Power And Precision (Cameron Corp)

 

Boot Collectors: EPISODE 6 has landed and we’re delighted to announce our new signing Cameron Corp (Power And Precision)!

His first article is on his recent ‘meet and greet’ thanks to the kind guys at Pro:DirectSoccer.

 

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Boots: Puma Kings – Lothar Matthaüs Limited Edition

Release: 2015 – Limited to 25 pairs

 

These boots are very special to me for many reasons and I think they’re one of the classiest pairs produced. It was in July when I had only been off college for a couple of weeks and I was to jet off to Mexico on the 6th for a 2 week holiday. When I was waiting at the airport to bored my flight I thought I’d take one last browse through my personal Instagram account since I wasn’t going to use it for at least another 24 hours. I clicked on my Direct Messages and saw I have one from ProDirectSoccer. I assumed that it would be to feature a picture from my account or something but I couldn’t be any more wrong. This is what I was presented with…

 

 

At first I couldn’t believe what I’d read and I was so excited and couldn’t wait to pick them up, and then reality sunk in, I was about to head to the other side of the world and thought that this was it. Someone else would get selected instead. So I replied to them explaining the situation and suggested a friend picked them up as the invite was for two. I then turned my phone off and that was it until I somehow picked up a wifi connection in Mexico. When I finally got there and got a connection, I got a reply from them saying that my solution was a good one and then agreed to give them to my friend. It wasn’t then until mid August when I finally got them and the wait was worth it 100%.

 

 

The boots themselves are stunning, composed of white and black leather with gold trims and lettering makes them look fantastic. These Lothar Matthaüs boots were produced to celebrate his fantastic career as a player and note some of his best achievements on the box. On both heels marks a 25th anniversary logo with the date 1980 – 2015 above, and on the outside of the heels includes his name Lothar Matthaüs and underneath the pair number out of 25. Mine was 22. My favourite thing about this special pair is the golden fold over tongue that when lifted up reads the same statistics that is printed on the box; 1 World Cup winner, 5 World Cup tournaments and 25 World Cup goals.

 

 

I can’t fault the boots at all and the presentation of them was very nice, they came in a Perspex box with a foam fitting that was shaped to fit both boots, then the pullover box was gold on the inside and white on the outside with a little window on the front allowing you to see his name on the heel and the number issued out of 25. A really nice touch.

 

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The bonus things for me about these boots is the fact that I have a certificate of authentication signed by him with my pair number marked on it as well as the event title ‘Meet Matthaüs’ and then he hand signed one of my boots above his name on the heel, it was a really nice touch that made this one of a kind boots every more special.

There are only 25 pairs produced of these boots, all of which were given out to lucky people selected to attend the event and I was one of them. Thank you Puma, thank you Pro Direct.

 

 

Keep an eye out for other great boots from Cameron’s Instagram page!

Comment below if there is a specific boot you’d like to see covered!

 

Boot Collectors: Episode 7 coming soon!

 

 

 

 

*Header image courtesy of Pro:DirectSoccer

Boot Collectors: Episode 4 – Nike Magista Obra by armandinho10_football

Boot Collectors: Episode 4 – Nike Magista Obra

by armandinho10_football

 

It’s EPISODE 4 and it’s brought to you by Arman Virdee (@armandinho10_football)

He’s a keen Nike fan and his collection is pretty impressive!

 

Nike Magista Obra

 

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Year of Release: 2014

Worn By:  Andres Iniesta (Spain), Mario Götze (Germany), Paul Pogba (France), Christian Eriksen (Denmark), David Luiz (Brazil), Thiago Silva (Brazil), Blaise Matuidi (France)

 

In my first article, I will be talking about a modern classic, The Nike Magista Obra. The Obra’s were launched a couple months before the 2014 World Cup and because of this, the very popular CTR360 silo was killed off. The Magista Obra was designed by one of football’s great geniuses, Denis Dekovic before he traded the Swoosh for the famous Three Stripes.

 

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The Magista pushed the boundaries of innovation in boots and like many, I was sceptical. Nobody had ever seen a mid-cut football boot before and to be honest, it looked weird at first. However, this collar, otherwise known as Nike’s Dynamic Fit Collar, has become the symbol for innovation in football boots. When you see a collar like this on the field, you know that it is Nike’s very own technology.

The boot is completely seamless and is a one piece upper. What separates Nike from a lot of other brands in their willingness to be different and they definitely achieved it with the Obra. The upper is made completely from Nike’s Flyknit technology. Two layers of Flyknit are used. One to create a sock like fit, while the other is to provide a better touch and control thanks to the honeycomb texture seen on the upper. The Magista Obra has become one of the most popular releases that I have ever witnessed.

 

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Every color sells out, and it seems like everyone has a pair. The boots were especially popular after the World Cup, and it helped Nike’s marketing a lot when Mario Götze scored the game winning goal in the 2014 World Cup Final against Argentina wearing non other than the Nike Magista Obra.

I hope you guys enjoyed this short article about the Nike Magista Obra and be sure to read my next article coming out soon where I will write about the equally classic, Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly IV.

 

Be sure to keep an out on Arman’s Instagram page for more!

 

Boot Collectors: Episode 5 coming soon!

Boot Collectors: Episode 3 – Nike GS Concept 1 by vaporash

Boot Collectors: Episode 3 – Nike GS Concept 1 by vaporash

 

Hot on the heels come a new Episode from Ashdon Roberts (@vaporash). Ashdon is a keen Nike collector and he’s picked none other than the NIKE GS Concept 1 to start off! Neymar brought this boot to stardom during the 2012 Olympics! Great piece from Ashdon and we’re looking forward to his next one already!

Nike GS Concept 1

 

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Year of Release: 2012

Worn by: Neymar (brazil)

 

In my first article I will be talking about the amazing Nike GS Concept 1’s. They were initially launched in 2012 and were exclusively made to be worn by Neymar during the London 2012 Olympics. Neymar managed to notch himself a fairly decent goals tally wearing the Nike GS Concepts, on route to the men’s football final. A game in which Brazil narrowly lost to Mexico 2-1.

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The Nike GS Concept 1 was a limited edition release, and only 2012 FG pairs were available to the public to buy. 2012 pairs obviously signifying the year they were released. Each pair is individually numbered, with the pair in my collection being number 916 of 2012 made.

 

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The Nike green speeds are jam packed with technological advancements, and are some of the brands lightest ever football boots produced, weighing in at 160 grams. One of the most impressive and revolutionary features behind the GS is how they are engineered, with the boot mainly being made of recyclable materials such as castor beans, plastic bottles and polyester. I’ve had the chance to play in a pair of Nike GS Concept 1 before and performance wise I thought they were a cut above most other boots out there. Easily, they’d have to be in my top 5 favourite boots to ever wear, and I consider that quite a feat considering the number of different boots I’ve worn over the years.

 

One of my favourite things about the Nike GS Concept is the lightweight design and the stud configuration, the level of traction it offered was great and I thought the upper of the boot was rather soft and relatively easy to break in (always a plus). I wore my previous pair for quite some month and really enjoyed my time playing in them. Not to mention they look exceptional on feet as well, with the more traditional base colour of black and the loud bright colour of volt, creating an eye dazzling contrast of colours sure to impress many a person.

 

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Anyway I hope you enjoyed my write up on the Nike GS Concept 1, and be sure to be on the lookout for my next article, on the CR7 Safari 1 Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly 2.

 

A huge thanks to Ashdon Roberts (@vaporash) for the great piece! Early next week we’ll be bringing a pretty iconic boot in Ep.4! Stay tuned!

 

Leave us a comment on what we should cover in the Boot Collector Series!