In the last three weeks, Happy Jele, Michael Morton and Oupa Manyisa have shared their experiences with the nitrocharge boot. We also heard from nitrocharge Production Manager, Michael Meinhold, who gave us an insight into the thinking behind adidas’ latest boot. Here are some of the highlights of their nitrocharge stories.
Meinhold gives us the scoop, "adidas have some fantastic innovations coming up across all of our boot ranges as well as with our products in general. We are passionate about remaining at the cutting edge of football and this is clear from our different boots, our various items of kit and our miCoach offering, to name just a few."
For Jele, it's all about comfort, "As a pro, I think it’s important that the boot is comfortable before anything else. For me that is most important. If it looks good but it doesn’t feel good then that isn’t going to help you or your team. However, there is nothing to complain about when it comes to the look of this boot. The colours are amazing, the design is amazing - I can honestly say I’m in love with my nitros. (laughing)."
Morton says it's a step above the rest, "The nitrocharge is definitely lighter than the adiPure. It also looks a little nicer as well. The adiPure was more of an old-school leather boot which was made for comfort, but this one is just another step above everything else out there. It’s something the flashier players will enjoy, but at the same time I feel comfortable enough to wear it even though I’m not into bright colours on boots. That’s how well-rounded it is."
And Manyisa says it has something for everyone, "This boot has a very different feel to any other boot I’ve ever played in. It’s lighter than the leather f50, but at the same time it offers more comfort than any other boot. It should be an easy decision for any player when deciding which boot to play in, because there are so many different styles and colours, but the nitrocharge has something for everyone. The defenders will like the comfort and the protection it gives, the midfielders will enjoy the mobility and control it offers you, and the attacking players will feel it suits them because of the light frame and flashy colours."
Congrats to our four nitrocharge boot winners, you will now be joining South Africa's four adidas nitrocharge ambassadors in sporting the brand new boot!