Paint The Pitch: Introducing the Nike Euphoria Pack

Paint The Pitch: Introducing the Nike Euphoria Pack

Calling all footy fans! Nike just released their new “Euphoria Pack” soccer cleats and they’re literally dripping with style. Each Nike cleat model is designed to look the way you play, using unique, paint-splatter colorways that really stand out on the pitch. Let’s take a look at the four new boots and break down the features that correspond with the designs.

Mercurial Superfly 6 Pro

Looking for the fastest cleat in the game? Look no further than the Mercurial Superfly. This boot even looks like the designers tried to paint it while the world’s fastest players were running full speed past them. The dripping orange design on the inside of the mesh upper mimics the quickness you’ll notice in this cleat, while the Dynamic-Fit collar gives this shoe a sock-like feel. The Mercurial Superfly is the standard for striking performance, worn by the top players in the game today.

Phantom Vision Pro

Now this might be the cleanest cleat in the pack. The Phantom Vision blue paint pattern uses a minimalistic combination of spray and spatter, because when you’re in this cleat, it’s all about blocking out the distractions and making the precise play. This boot features Nike’s innovative ghost lacing system, meaning the cushioned sockliner and laces are hidden beneath a mesh outer layer, providing a clean strike every time. The Phantom Vision, like the Mercurial Superfly, also features a mid-cut collar that reinforces your ankle and offers the ultimate comfort and support.

Phantom Venom Pro

The Phantom Venom is the epitome of a complete cleat. The flyknit upper material partially covers the laces for a precise and powerful strike. This boot never fails to place the ball in perfect position, giving you pinpoint accuracy when finding the back of the net. The blades on this shoe’s instep create maximum spin, offering complete control over the bend of your strikes. The Phantom Venom design is as simple and clean as the Phantom Vision, but if you prefer a low-cut cleat, then the Venom is the choice for you.

Tiempo Legend 7 Elite

Need some stability in your life? Highlighted by a stylish, misty-orange paint pattern, the heel on the Tiempo Legend cleat features stability pods inside the collar that cup your ankle for comfortable support. This boot also utilizes NikeGrip technology and flywire cables integrated in the laces to lock down your foot and help prevent sliding while the kangaroo leather upper is perfect for providing a soft touch when needed. For any position, in any conditions, the Tiempo Legend is as versatile as they come.

Click the title on each “Euphoria Pack” boot to check out pricing and sizing options and let us know which one you’ll be rocking in the comments.

Release Date: PUMA V1.10 II I FG – Orange/Blue

World Cup Watch: Exciting Start in South Africa

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In the first few days of the 2010 World Cup, we’ve seen upsets, surprises, and expected favorites emerge victorious. While most would have expected Mexico to defeat South Africa, it seemed fitting that a goal by Siphiwe Tshabalala started off the 2010 World Cup in what could not have been more exciting for the host nation. The opening match finish in 1-1 tie, despite South Africa only controlling the ball for 35 minutes of the match.

In another surprise, the US team started off down 1-0 just 3 minutes into the match but thanks to a mishandled shot ended up tied with England. Clint Dempsey of the US team didn’t seem to get enough on the shot to get it past England’s goal keeper, Robert Green. However a mental lapse perhaps, saw the ball slip out of his hands and across the goal line, in what would be the only goal the US team needed to finish with a 1-1 tie against England.

In one of the biggest upsets of this year’s tournament so far, Japan defeated Cameroon 1-0 behind a goal from Keisuke Honda in the first half of one of today’s early matches.

In all, thus far only 3 of the 10 matches played have been decided by more than one goal. Take a look at some of the action below, and the cleats being worn in the early matches of group play.

Siphiwe Tshabalala of South Africa scores wearing the Nike CTR 360.

France’s Bakary Sagna controls the ball in the PUMA Power Cat 1.10 FG.

South Africa’s midfielder Steven Pienaar adidas F50 adiZero TRX FG.

Netherlands’ Ibrahim Afellay (front) in the Puma V1.10 defended by Denmark’s Simon Poulsen in the adidas Predator X FG.

Lionel Messi of Argentina in Chameleon Purple colorway of the adidas F50 adiZero TRX FG.

Robert Green of England attempts to block a shot against the USA in the adidas AdiPure III TRX FG.

Steven Gerrard of England celebrates a goal in the adidas Predator X FG.

Cameroon’s striker Eric Choupo-Moting takes a fall in the adidas F50 adiZero TRX FG.

Jozy Altidore tries to control the ball in the adidas F50 adiZero TRX FG.

Australia’s Luke Wilkshire wearing the Nike T90 Laser.

Greece’s Avraam Papadopoulos (left) in the Nike Tiempo fights for the ball with South Korea’s Park Chu-Young adidas F50 adiZero TRX FG (leather version).

images via yahoo