If you have been watching Italy play at Euro 2012, you might have noticed that several players in the squad have chosen to wear footwear made in their homeland. On a weekly basis, we don’t get to see a great deal of top level players wearing the likes of Lotto and Diadora. But since both brands are readily available on the US market, it is worth taking a look at wsome of the boots been worn.
Federico Balzaretti and Christian Maggio – Lotto Stadio Potenza II 100
Even though we are unlikely to see this colorway released in the US, it is an interesting boot that can’t be missed on field. Lotto pay homage to the Italian nation by using a patriotic White/Green/Red colorway. They feature a K-leather upper and all of lotto’s regular soleplate technology. Again, the Potenza is not yet available in the US, but if you like the Stadio range, the Primato is the way to go.
Antonio Cassano – Diadora Evoluzione
This Black/Fluo Yellow colorway holds a pretty unusual look, but as usual the boot is built on complete comfort. Cassano has seen plenty of time during Euro 2012, and the Evoluzione seem to suit his hard working, attacking attitude. Check out the Evoluzione Review – or you can pick up a pair for $129.99.
Morgan De Sanctis – Lotto Futura 100
De Sanctis is unlikely to play during Euro 2012, but if you watched the Italian’s celebrate after their PK win yesterday, you are likely to have spotted his stand-out Mandarin Orange colorway. Check out the Futura 100 Review – or you can pick up a pair for a bargain $72.99.