Boot Collectors: Episode 4 – Nike Magista Obra
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
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.
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.
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.
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