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Nike CTR360 Maestri III – Black/Photo Blue

CTR360 Black

What’s With This Colorway?

Nike are back with a new look in the CTR360 Maestri series that really depicts and highlights what the range is all about. By using a primary Black upper, you get to really see the definition and touch/control features across the forefoot. Then a splash of color is added to the heel to give an upbeat look. Eagle-eyed spotters might have noticed that we have seen an extremely similar colorway released in recent times, in the Nike 5 Gato series.

Model:
Nike CTR360 Maestri
Colorway:
Black/Photo Blue/Pink Flash/White
Release Date:
January 2013

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While testing the Maestri III, they proved to be a very high performing boot, with the addition of 2-line cross stitching on the forefoot proving particularly effective. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from the Playmaker boot.

Kanga-Lite Upper with All Conditions Control

The upper definitely feels slightly more rigid than it did on the CTR360 II, primarily due to the inclusion of ACC, something that I am very eager to test out in different conditions! If anything, it might actually benefit the boot as seems to add slightly more cushion.

Black Blue Glow Nike CTR360

Stitching Across the Upper

I’m heavily impressed with the 2 lines of stitching that sit across the upper. The intent here is obvious; create areas where the boot can naturally flex with the movement of your feet. It is perfectly situated and adds something simple but purposeful.

New Stud Geometry

Nike has changed things up in this area, and thankfully they have not taken a Vapor VIII approach! The studs are slightly more rounded, with no sharp edges. Nike state it adds “optimal 360-degree movement”, testing is where we will find out if they perform that well!

What the Readers Are Saying

We want to hear what you have to say about this colorway.

How effective is this colorway and does it meet the requirements of a “classic” styled Nike release?

I don’t think it’s a classic style because while the primary color is black the secondary colors of pink and sky blue make it alot more modern. Perhaps the term “neo-classic” is appropriate. (Devante)

Cotton candy cleats? I like em (Lucas)

I actually really like this colorway, their best yet. It’s expressive but clean. (dpod)

Check back to see the best comment(s) posted right here!

Nike CTR360 Black Blue

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10 comments

  1. I don’t think it’s a classic style because while the primary color is black the secondary colors of pink and sky blue make it alot more modern. Perhaps the term “neo-classic” is appropriate.

  2. Cotton candy cleats? I like em

  3. I actually really like this colorway, their best yet. It’s expressive but clean.

  4. Same colors as the Vapor VIII CR7…

  5. I wish they would have added yellow to give it a CMYK look

  6. Looks like a power-puff girl

  7. Do you guys know if these boots would stretch a bit after some use? For me 10.5 is very snug and 11 a bit too big at the very tip. Thanks

  8. Hi can anyone tell me where I can get these in a 10us 9 uk im desprate !!!?

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