Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin has taken a little while making the switch from Superfly I to II
But in training ahead of the Arsenal V Barcelona clash, Arshavin had been training in not just one – but two pairs of Superfly II‘s!
The first – as you can see above – is a soft ground version of Nike’s newest speed boot, which we’ve seen players using across Europe recently is the weather remains unpredicatable
Also – Kudos to Arshavin for sticking with his Nike (RED) laces – we’ve noticed several players switching back to regular laces, but with Arsenal and the Emirates being so closely linked to the campaign, it’s great to see one of their most high-profile players still in them!
The second is this unusual pair – As you can tell by the studs, they are very much Superfly II’s.
However, the unique blackout colourway is the big difference to the retail models. Whilst unusual, this colourscheme is no stranger to the Russian as Arshavin famously wore his Black/White Leather Vapor IV’s for many games with Arsenal, despite the boot only ever being released at NikeiD stores.
The really observant among you will also notice the very strange tongue that his football boots seem to be sporting!
Some in the FB office reckon it’s not a tongue at all, but rather something inside his boots that he’s using whilst breaking them in, others say that it’s just the inside of the boot folded over. But some are insisting that it’s too long to be either of those!
What do you think? (Pssst! If you still need a closer look at the boot, make sure you check our Facebook page!)