In the past few weeks, there have been several requests for an update on the CTR360 Maestri II that I tested back in December.
Since the review, I have worn them on a pretty regular basis, maybe once per week. They have actually managed to take over the spot as my go to boot – mainly because of their consistency in performance and the high level of comfort that I know I will get while wearing them. And the big thing that I can share with you is that durability has not been an issue whatsoever. The one thing that many of you have been concerned about is the durability of the upper, especially over time. Below are some images of how they currently look and overall, they are still in great shape.
Another area where many of you have questioned is the fins along the pass and receive zone 9the black region seen above.) Again, there has not been any problems in terms of durability and all of the fins are still in place. To keep my pair in top shape, I clean them after use with a kitchen wipe and place them on my balcony (in the shade) to air dry and I have washed the laces twice to keep them looking clean.
I would expect a player who plays 3-4 times a week to get a very solid season out of a pair, with players who play less frequently going into a second season.
If you are interested in the Red Elite version that I tested, you can get a great deal on them right now as soccer.com have them priced at $229. Alternatively, the Regular version in Metallic Gold colorway is priced at $162 over on WeGotSoccer.