Italian World Cup winner Francesco Totti has made a swift return from injury thanks to a specially made prototype football boot.
AS Roma striker Totti injured his ankle, whilst wearing his “Pro Line” Totti 10 versions of the Diadora Maximus RTX 14 football boots, during the Giallorossi’s 2-1 Champions League win against Sporting on 23 October. The 2006/7 Golden Boot winner, 31, was not expected to be out of action for long after scans revealed he had not fractured any bones. However a knock suffered in training aggravated the injury, leaving the striker on the sidelines for a total of 6 weeks.
Totti made a surprising comeback in the Serie A match against Cagliari last week, after the design team at Diadora created a specially made prototype football boot to help to ease the pain in his foot.
This is not the first time that Diadora Reseach Centre has enabled Totti to recover from an injury. In fact last year he made a return from injury prior to the 2006 World Cup thanks to a bespoke Diadora Gamma Carbonio shin guard. The self wrapping shell of this Diadora shin guard was composed of 7 layers of kevlar and fibreglass providing an extremely lightweight, low profile fit while ensuring maximum protection. The Coolmax fabric backing wipes away moisture keeping the lower leg cool during matches.
Totti is widely recognised as the symbol of Roma, having remained at Roma throughout his career despite being linked with leading clubs throughout Europe. Totti has become Roma’s top goalscorer and most capped player in the Serie A club’s history.