A boot that really hasn’t received a lot of positive attention in recent times is the Nike Magista Obra. As part of the Electro Flare pack, Nike chose a fresh Green pattern to coat the upper and at first glance it has a mediocre appearance – that was our initial reaction anyway.
BUT, we then spotted the below image of the boots on the Nike Instagram page and things changed! Under the right lighting, the effect of that fresh paint job really offers a unique stand out look that fits the timing of the release. With evenings get shorter and nightfall creeping in earlier, most of you will be training or playing under night lights. The metallic silver appearance mixed with the hit of Volt splatter through the heel really flashes. We like it a lot!
Available via soccer.com.
Performance wise, the Magista Obra is designed for the playmaker who creates opportunities anywhere on the field to control the game. The upper combines three technologies—Flyknit, NikeSkin and All Conditions Control (ACC)—to bring your foot closer to the ball for an almost barefoot touch in dry or wet conditions. For consistent control, the allover 3-D texture creates friction with the ball wherever it makes contact.
This was the first boot Nike release with a Flyknit upper, so it holds a special place in the current Nike line-up. As you chop or turn, you feel less attached to the boot and your ankle cuts with relative ease as you rapidly turn to change direction. If you don’t have dodgy ankles, you appreciate that relative ease and we don’t have to think twice about how the ankle swivels. While wearing the Magista Obra, you experience something totally different, with the entire movement feeling more in unison. You actually feel connected with your leg and the presence of the collar increases your awareness of spacial cutting.
If you want a pair, find them currently available at soccer.com.