Another round of football under our belt in the new season, which also saw the introduction of some new boots. The Nike Tech Craft Pack grabbed our attention the most, with a handful of players sporting the new boot. Get the lowdown on all the best spots from the weekend right here…
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) - Nike Mercurial Superfly Tech Craft Pack
Alexis Sanchez caught everyone's eye, when he showed up to training after playing in the Copa America in a pair of new boots. They later turned out to be the new Nike Tech Craft boots, which he gave their first run in a game yesterday. He did score, but with his head, so we can’t really put that down to the boots.
Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) - Nike Tiempo Legend V Tech Craft Pack
Same game, same team, but not quite the same Tech Craft boots. Francis Coquelin also had his new Tech Craft boots on, as Arsenal overcame Crystal Palace. He was his usual combative self and did his new boots proud.
Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) - Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Tech Craft Pack
Might as well complete the Tech Craft hat-trick, while we are at it. Edinson Cavani turned up in the Hypervenom Phantom II version of the Tech Craft Pack, which combines the deadly agility of the boot, with the soft leather touch that so many players love.
Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) - Nike Mercurial Vapor X Blackout
Adnan Januzaj should still be New Balance player, but these last few months he has been training and playing in a blackouted Vapor X. Hard to say what the reason is behind it, but the new boots seem to be serving him well, with him gaining favour with Louis Van Gaal again and finding the back of the net against Aston Villa.
Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) - New Balance Visaro Pro
Kompany has unlike Januzaj stuck to his New Balance boots and they look like they are doing a great job for him. He has completely returned to form, after last season's less than impressive performance and has scored twice in a row. The Visaro brilliantly matches his boots too, so I could imagine he is very pleased with his boots.
Fernandinho (Manchester City) - Nike Magista Obra Lightning Storm Pack
The Visaro and City kit from Kompany is a very decent match, but not quite as good as Fernandinho’s Magista combo. Good stuff and I think the Brazilian, who also made it onto the scoresheet, will be very sad, when Nike decide to update their boot colourways.
Robert Madley (Premier League referee) - PUMA King II
The Premier League is sponsored by Nike and usually all the game officials are plastered in from head to toe in Nike gear, but it looks like Robert Madley has gone rogue. I doubt he is breaking any official rules, but it is refreshing to see some different boots and in this case, boots with a little more colour, with the other refs usually going for the black and white Nike Premier.
This was what went down in the weekend in terms of boot spots, with the introduction of the Tech Craft Pack stealing the show if you ask me. The boots will only be worn by Coquelin, Sanchez, Cavani and Blaise Matuidi, but it will be exciting to see if any other leather enthusiasts demand to get to try it out. Did you spot something we missed? Let us know in the comment-section down below.