I’ve got a 5-a-side tournament in Germany this weekend so I went to Niketown on Sunday to cop some vapors. I left there empty handed and disgusted by the fruity colourways that Nike are trying to push. The Vapors, Total 90s and Tiempos where all unacceptable and have no place on a football pitch. Had to llow it and cop some of these instead:
Pele 1970’s on sale for £80 in Sports Direct. Started breaking them in yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised.You won’t get the glove fit you get from Nike and Adidas Fit but they are definitely some of the comfiest boots I’ve worn. In terms of gameplay:
Control – Very good close control, but they feel a bit weird (atm) when dribbling at speed. It also sometimes goes a bit wayward when I turn with the outside of the boot. I think this is because there is a bit of space above my big toe. 7/10
Shooting – Felt an instant improvement in my shot power, accuracy and ability to curl. It also feels like the more you play the better they become. Would probably say these are as good as preds if not better. 9/10
Speed – Passionate about this as it’s my main asset. They’re definitely no vapours and the sizing issue I mentioned restricts your stride. Having said that they are so comfy and light so you can still blitz man for fun. If your solely reliant on pace, then don’t cop these. 6/10
Verdict – Satisfied with the purchase already and I think they will get better the more I play in them. Still likely to have the vapours as my main boot, but these will make a decent alternative.