Samuel Eto’o turned in a man of the match performance for Inter Milan for the Suppercoppa Italiana wearing the new Puma v1.10 SL lightning on Saturday night.

Samuel Eto'o Debuts the Puma v1.10 SL lightning football bootsSamuel Eto'o Debuts the Puma v1.10 SL lightning football boots

The Cameroon Ace was on fine form for the annual Serie A curtain opener against Roma this weekend, helping himself to a brace in the 3-1 over last season’s league runners-up.

Responsible for the 2nd and 3rd of the Nerazzuri‘s goals, Eto’ certainly used the benefits of the Puma v1.10 SL lightning to deadly effect; his first came from a searing near post run to lose his man and capitalise on some great work from adiPure III-wearing team-mate Diego Milito.

His second was more of a poacher’s goal, taking advantage of some sloppy play from Roma’s defense, Eto’o snapped the ball away from the centre-half’s before finishing a neat one-two with a blistering strike that practically went through Bogdan Lobont at the near-post.

Though the conditions were massively unfavourable at the San Siro on Saturday, with the game drenched by relentless showers for practically the full 90 minutes.

Samuel Eto'o Debuts the Puma v1.10 SL lightning football boots

Because of these downpour Eto’o was forced to make an adjustment to the usual'  Puma v1.10 SL lightning, wearing a mixed-stud version of the lightweight football boots.

We’d definitely be interested to know how much weight 6 metal studs adds to the v1.10 SL lightning overall – though we’d imagine it was negligible, as it didn’t seem to slow Eto’o down one bit!

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  1. says: Patrick

    Its the v3.10 outsole in a special hybrid version for him. You won’t ever be able to buy this special SL, just the “normal” version with the fg outsole

  2. says: BenjiMarshall

    I dont understand why the boot companys pay so much money to develop a boot, launch it and then have pro’s play in a modified version. It would make sense for the companys to listen to the pro’s and make the boot how the pro’s have it. It’s like the company’s say, “here’s a boot thats not good enough for our athletes, but you must buy it.”

    It’s like the new Adidas Predator DB. We all know he doesnt play in the version that has been sold to the public. So why not sell the boot with the old heel counter on it, as David Beckham plays in.

  3. says: Patrick

    easy to answer @ benjimarshall….
    cuz there would be thousands of different e.g. Predator X’s with different outsoles, heel counters, sockliners, uppers etc cuz every player wants a differnt thing to be changed….

    None of all existing boot companies would be able to cover their production costs. And it takes weeks to produce/deliver modified versions.

    Its always the same in most in the posts I read…e.g. last time with the puma SL … comments like “they produced it fast as answer to the F50” or “they switched it just from the v1.10” or different stuff to different shoes….

    Understand it or leave it.
    Customized boots/cars/clothes etc. take more time and costs as the normal stuff.

  4. says: BenjiMarshall

    @ Patrick. I understand what you are saying but when it comes to a boot such as the Predator DB, that is supposed to be styled by David Beckham himself, dont you think that if he doesnt wear that heel counter, then release it in the one that he plays in?

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