Offering players a slightly different flavour of lightweight speed football boots to the new Plum Red/White/Neon Superfly III' is' this version in a fetching Marine Blue/White/Orange!
Despite the fact that this is the ‘secondary’ Superfly III launch colourway (meaning the Plum Red is the one you’ll see in all the adverts in 2011) we definitely think there’s plenty to love about this Marine Blue incarnation.
For starters, the Mercurial Vapor has a history of looking fantastic in blue; from Ronaldo’s Photo Blue Mercurial Vapor II’s in 2004, to Drogba’s Argon Blue Vapor III’s in ’06, there’s no disputing that Nike’s signature speed football boots have always got it right in blue.
Secondly, there’s something more understated about the Superfly III in Marine Blue – whilst 5 years ago there’s no doubt that this shade of blue would have turned heads, when you compare it to the Plum Red Superfly III, it’s practically inconspicuous!
One thing that we’d have to point out is that the Blue and Orange aren’t anywhere nearly as contrasting as the Purple and Orange of the other Superfly III launch colourway, so we’ve had to question whether the ‘flicker’ effect works as well as on it’s launch-day counter part.
All that said, we do think that as a result of being slightly less contrasting, the Orange and Blue do work really well together as a result, showing off the new heel design of the Superfly III in a very slick manner.
Whilst there’s no doubt that you won’t see as many of the Marine Blue/White/Orange Superfly III on the feet of top-flight professionals, we’ve certainly got a strong feeling that these will be the football boots of choice for many amateur and lower league players, thanks to their less garish appearance and more complimentary colourscheme.
Anyway – that’s all our opinion, time to give us yours! Tell us what you reckon to Nike’s latest football boots using the boot-o-meter and the comments section below!