As we all know, the Nike Magista is set to replace the CTR360 Maestri line after three great versions of Nike’s signature control boot. I have personally been a huge fan of the Maestri line, and owned 4+ boots over the course of its lifetime. Due to my admiration, I felt it was necessary to send the Maestri line into boot heaven with a highlight of the best colors released over the boot’s lifetime. Check out my rankings, and feel free to comment with some of your favorites that I may have missed.
The top five in my mind are as follows.
CTR360 Maestri III- White/Blue
This one comes from the recent Nike Reflective Pack. This boot is still available to purchase from soccer.com. I added this color because the white-out effect looks great when combined with the light blue soleplate. The contrast of the two really makes the boot stand out.
CTR360 Maestri II- Red/White/Black
This colorway works together flawlessly. It comes in the time just before Nike decided only highlighter bright colors could be used, and the shiny-red color provides an awesome pantent leather look.
CTR360 Maestri II – Grey/Red/White
Honestly, I added this colorway in because it is still one I get to wear on occasion. I really like the white top and grey bottom on the upper.
CTR360 Maestri III- Black out special edition
I am a sucker for blackout colorways, and the way Nike sent of the Maestri with this colorway shows they know blackout is something special.
CTR360 Maestri I – 2010 World Cup edition
This has to be the most iconic colorway of the Maestri ever released. The silver and orange still pop up in my mind when I think of Iniesta in the World Cup final. I can only hope Nike has come up with something equally outstanding for next month’s World Cup in Brasil.
What did you think of the Maestri line as a whole? Do you see the Magista having the same kind of success? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments.