Everything Magista over the past few weeks, and since their release, has been focused on the highly technical Obra design. It has been an unusual period, where not much information has been relayed on the regular “top end” release, in this case aka the Nike Magista Opus.
Nike has delivered two completely different top performing boots for players under the one silo. In the Obra, you are getting the most advanced option, with the dynamic mid-cut collar offering something we have never seen before, while the Opus stands as the replacement to the CTR360 Maestri series. That is not something to be taken lightly, with a significant negative reaction from fans to the retirement of the original playmaker’s boot. The question is, how do you follow that up?
In the below video, we take a detailed look at what the Opus has to offer and how they compare to the Obra. Ultimately, they are completely different and the performance of each is geared toward a different style of player. When the World Cup kicks off this week, watch out for players wearing the Magista series, I think you might be surprised to see more players choosing, and I highlight the word choosing here, the Opus over the Obra. Even with its significant technological advancements, we are likely to see a lot more players choosing the standard cut and consistent performance found in the $200 Opus release.
In terms of how they compare, the answer is very vast and it is dependent on what you are looking to add to your game. If you want something a little less flashy and mainstay, the Opus will be a boot you should probably look at first. But, the Obra does feature technology and the type of performance that can’t be found elsewhere.
Having seen both side by side, which pair would you prefer to wear and why? This is most definitely something I am interested in getting your take on, so let us know what you think in the comments below, or you can always find us on Twitter and Facebook.
The Nike Magista Opus can currently be found at WeGotSoccer.