Keen football boot observers of the Bundesliga may have spotted an unusual boot being worn in the game between Cologne and Schalke at the weekend.
Schalke won the game 2 – 1 as they recorded their 3rd win of the season with Cologne’s new signing Lukas Podolski, formerly of Bayern Munich, netting his first goal for his hometown club by way of consolation.
However, what was far more interesting was the choice of footwear of Cologne’s Milivoje Novakovic.
Podolski (R) wears the F50i with Novakovic in his unique Superfly’s
The Slovenian international, has played recent international matches in both the Platinum / Red' / White Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly and the Mercurial Vapor SL in Sport Red / Gold. Prior to that, he was in action for his club side in Reebok Sprintfit Lite Pro’s.
However this weekend, the man with obviously, the itchiest feet in German club football, was seen wearing what looked suspiciously like a pair of SG all-white Superfly’s.
Just why remains something of a mystery.
Nike has confirmed to Footy Boots that the all-white boots are not being manufactured and do not form any part of their planned roll out of the Superfly. Indeed, the next Superfly colourway, which is due out on 1st October, doesn’t have a hint of white in it whatsoever.
So it looks as if Novakovic is either a dab hand at unique boot production (unlikely) or is something of an expert with a bottle of Tipp-Ex.
Image courtesy of www.bundesliga.de