The French superstar Titi Henry switched to Puma at about this time last year, whereas the German brand adidas signed Spanish shot-stopper Iker Casillas from its subsidiary Reebok last January 2012, leaving the Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs as just about the only player keeping Reebok on the footballing map.
The Bolton brand of the “vector” has not released a boot in well over 2 years, with the Welsh Wizard that has been sometimes seen in the Instante Pro II, the last public incarnation by Reebok dating back to June 2010.
The legendary 38-year-old of the Red Devils has been named as 1 of the 3 over-age players for the Great Britain team to compete during the current London 2012 summer Olympic Games, and also subsequently given the captain’s armband by head coach Stuart Pearce.
Whilst playing for Team GB, Ryan Giggs has shown off his traditionalist nature, resorting to a pair of RG800 football boots, which were created in celebration of his 800th game for Manchester United back in March 2010.
Note that, during the second match in Group A against the UAE, the skipper even managed to head home the opener for his side’s 3 – 1 win at Wembley.
Therefore, this distinctly retro boot might have brought some good luck for Giggs, involving classic kangaroo leather in the upper and the 6 stud configuration.
We are liking this special pair of personalised football boots very much, being very much linked with the Olympic spirit through the White / Red / Blue upper and bespoke customisation with the Union Flag on both heels and initials underneath the Reebok logo.
Tell us what you think about Giggs continuing his one-brand relationship with the Bolton-based company and Reebok’s update with this commemorative colour scheme.