De Bruyne's Football Boots
Currently Kevin de Bruyne is sporting Nike’s Phantom Vision II, a boot designed to aid De Bruyne’s long-range passing and scoring with the VSN 2's micro-textured Flyknit upper and All Conditions Control special treatment. The soft Flyknit upper is reinforced by the Quadfit inner sleeve that also provides a custom form fit as it tightly conforms to the player’s foot, during movements. The VSN's Hyperposition outsole is designed specifically to aid midfielder's pivots and changes of direction, with conical studs for better rotation and bladed studs on the heel and the toe agility zone for aggressive traction and dynamic directional shifts.
Recent Debruyne Boot History:
What boots does Kevin wear?
Kevin de Bruyne’s long history with Nike started with the Mercurials. His pre-2010 boots were predominantly Vapor Superfly before spending the rest of the first quarter of the past decade with the Vapors, specifically the Vapors VIII to IX. By 2014 he went with the Superfly IV, up until 2016 when he had stints with the Superfly V and Magista Obra II. He continued with the Magista line, becoming a face for the Magista Obra until 2018, when they were replaced by the Phantom VSN and he transitioning to the current Nike Phantom. If Nike were to assemble a midfield team behind Mbappe, Ronaldo, and Lewandowski, Kevin de Bruyne and his Phantom boots would surely be a great fit.
Kevin de Bruyne has spent most of his playing career in the English Premier League, with Manchester City but had stints in other countries top leagues especially at the beginning of his senior career. In 2008 was promoted to the first team of Genk and helped the club win the 2009 Belgian Cup Final and the Belgian Pro League in the 2010-2011 season, and the Belgian Super Cup in 2011. He got his first taste of Premier League action in January 2012 upon signing with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, he continued his development though with a season-long loan to Bundesliga side Werden Bremen in the 2012-2013 season before getting sold permanently to another Bundesliga team in January 2014, VFL Wolfsburg where he would be part of the 2015 DFB-Pokal and DFL Super Cup-winning team. By 2016 he joined the blue half of Mancunian football with Manchester City and becoming a pillar of Pep Guardiola’s attacking side. His play with Manchester City resulted in the club’s EFL Cup trophies in 2016, 2018, and 2019, the FA Cup and Community Shield silverware in 2019, and the back-to-back Premier League titles from 2017 to 2019.
Advanced playmaking is a standout attribute of the Belgian. Joining the likes of Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, and Walker on Manchester City’s attacking right side, de Bruyne offers accurate crosses and goal threats from outside the penalty box. This has been recognized as he has bagged the Premier League Playmaker of the Season at the end of 2017-2018 on top of the numerous individual awards he has already collected. His tenacity in pressing and defensive tackles coupled with his playmaking on top makes him a high-quality free-roaming number 8 as well.
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