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Top 10 Boots That Shouldn’t Have Been Released

Nike Superfly Flywire

Nike Mercurial Superfly

Designed to trap your boot in place and not allow for any movement – all for $400!

Nike really lead the way when it comes to cutting edge boots and new-age performance, but they lost me on this release. Flywire was the big problem, as it didn’t serve its intended purpose as required by a soccer player. The concept behind the technology is simple, thread like fibers run across the midfoot to add support to the ultra lightweight boot – sort of like a suspension bridge. Sadly, this resulted in a very tight fit and players with a wide foot shape were left owning a $300 boot that really didn’t function properly. We often talk about our love of natural leather uppers, with a craving for that gentle stretch provided to adjust a boot to our required shape. Flywire constricted the foot and almost acted as a wedge to keep your foot completely locked in place. Adding in that insane price and the inclusion of adaptive studs (something I never figured out) this is the boot that ranks as one of the worst ever released.

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  1. I had never heard of several of these, and that is probably for the best.

  2. Funny how there are no adidas boots 😛

  3. I also have a pair of eescord and i really like them a cheap speed boot that gives me a natural feel to the ball and especially when kicking the ball the only negative i can say about the boot is like any speed boot is that they dont last and are starting to lift a bit in the toe but for the price $30 for me was a bargain.

  4. Honestly I see the superflys getting a lot of hate, and maybe its just because i have a smaller foot, but my CR7 Superfly III are my favorite boots. After 2 years the soleplate finally cracked a bit and I am wary about wearing them but I found them absolutely fantastic. My roommate that is also on my college team also has Superfly III and loves them as well

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