Following their hugely successful launch in September 2009, Nike bringing out a third colourway for the CTR360 Maestri.
It’s already had a run-out in both the English Premier League (Valon Behrami) and La Liga (Rafael Van der Vaart) and the striking White / Silver / Blue colourway looks like it could catch on in a big way.
The CTR360 has made a massive impact in just a few months, helped largely by the form of leading European ambassador Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard put in a stunning debut in the Nike footwear and bar a few injuries, has been one of the dominant forces in the EPL over the past few months.
The CTR360 is building its reputation upon three main functions:
Receiving the ball
Dampening pods on the outside of the forefoot provide a softer first touch when receiving the ball, whilst an asymmetrical lacing system greatly expands the ball control area.
The instep utilizes a harder material to provide extra pace on the pass – the forefront and the instep work together for a lighter more controlled take but quicker delivery, minimising time on the ball.
Controlling the ball
Nike has developed the revolutionary KANGA-LITE synthetic leather that mimics the supreme feel of kangaroo leather, while maintaining its performance in all conditions and allows for a snug fit.
When a player strikes the ball, a well planted foot is just as important as the striking boot. Nike has integrated dual-density forefoot studs that not only reduce the stud weight but help grip the ball better without compromising traction or stability.
The heel studs are built to be strong and stable to create a sure footing while controlling the ball with the other foot.
Distributing the ball
Shape correcting memory foam delivers uniform contact with the ball for greater precision. An injected pass-pad on the combines with the memory foam to deliver the ball at optimum pace.
The new colourway will be available on pre-order soon for £119.99.