A wingers greatest asset is often their pace and acceleration, enough to get the ball past the defender to deliver the crucial cross or get the shot away before the keeper can react. Many of the games wide-men will opt for a speed boot. We take a look at some of the best for the position.
The Nike Mercurial Vapor X is the latest boot in the Vapor series and acts as a pro level alternative to the highly popular Superfly range. The main features of the boot is the built-in tongue and thin teijin synthetic leather which creates a barefoot feel and fit. The Vapor is one of the most popular boots on the market and is worn by the likes of Eden Hazard, Philippe Coutinho, Douglas Costa and new European poster boy Raheem Sterling.
The adidas X 15 are headlined by Welsh wizard and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale whilst additional tricky wingers including Arjen Robben, Angel di Maria, Ashley Young and Adnan Januzaj also lace up in the boot designed for creating chaos. The re-designed and re-branded revolutionary X 15 boot took over from adidas' popular F50 adiZero range which has been designed for quick movements, enhanced acceleration and deadly agility to help an attacking player beat their opponent making it the perfect silo for the electric winger.
The Puma evoSPEED SL followed their evoSPEED 1.3 as the super lightweight boot in the series. The main features include a soft, ultra thin textile upper and SPINETRACK spine which makes it the lightest boot on the market. The boot is worn by rapid wingers Marco Reus of BVB Dortmund, Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, Adam Lallana and Stephan Lichtsteiner. The SL version of the evoSPEED holds a lifespan of just 10 matches therefore the standard evoSPEED could present as a preferred option.
The Mercurial Superfly IV is one of the best boots for wingers which is represented by the silo's clientele including the prolific Cristiano Ronaldo, Alexis Sanchez, Jese, and Henrik Mkhitaryan. The Superfly boasts a new Dynamic Fit Collar and innovative FlyKnit Upper with Brio Cables for explosive acceleration.