Now that adidas have all-but revealed the Predator LZ, and the Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII is taking over pitches across the world, we were worried we’d run out of black-out boots to show you!

But thankfully, Santos’ Ganso is here to keep out eyes glued to training pitches for the next few months as he trials a new Nike football boot!

Santos' Ganso tests the Nike CTR360 III football boots

The Brazilian international has carved out a reputation as one of the finest playmakers to come out of Brazil in a long time, and is quickly gaining admirers from Europe.

But passing ability is what attracts most people to Ganso’s feet, we’re far more interested in his black-out Nike footwear.

Whilst our initial reaction was to wonder whether the 22-year old was having contract negotiations with Nike, closer inspection reveals these to be like nothing we’ve ever seen before!

Ganso testing the Nike CTR360 III

The Nike tick is certainly a prevalent part of the design on this mystery boot, which looks to have a very smooth finish to it’s upper, littered with golf-ball like dimples.

The someplate looks to be an FG configuration that’s unlike anything else on the Nike line-up of football boots at present; though it does bare some similarities to the old Tiempo and Intertract soleplates we still see the likes of Fernando Torres wear in training.

Nike CTR360 III

However, the most interesting part of the design looks to be the ‘capsule’-shaped stripes on the instep. Whilst potentially some sort of new branding from Nike, they’re most likely some sort of Control or Strike zone.

What do you think these new Nike football boots could be?

Let us know in the comments!

Special thanks to DDChile for sending the pictures in – big shout out!

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  1. says: Jesss

    ctr360. there’s been pictures of these up for ages now. c’mon footy boots, you guys used to always be the first ones to have mystery boots up, now you’re always the last.

  2. says: Random guy

    Come one guys, you really think that Footy boots know nothing about the new CTR??? They are perhaps one of the first to get info about these stuffs. This article is part of marketing activities between Nike and the website to create the hype for the upcoming product. Next time, think deeper before posting. 

  3. says: rgutierrez817

    Everyone knows Ganso has worn CTR’s for awhile now. Plus there have been a lot of pictures up of these CTR’s . Not so much of a mystery

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