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  1. Davis937

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    Well, first I have to explain that I am not a "football" fan, but I did watch the USA team play against Ghana yesterday ... I'm curious about the fluorescent (orange) colored shoes that the players wear ... was wondering if those are "slip on" covers or if the shoes are "sprayed" ... also, are these kinds of shoes required for the players ... finally, and don't laugh, what's the purpose of wearing these colored, highly visible shoes? Thanks in advance for your comments/information!
     
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  2. Geezer Guy

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    I haven't watched any World Cup matches, or even any kind of soccer, really. But, I briefly played soccer a couple decades ago. We were required to wear sock colors that matched our uni's so that the ref's could easily tell which team kicked a ball out of bounds. It may be the same thing.
     
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  3. bezs

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    Those are the actual colours of the boots Nike made them in that colour because supposedly they did some tests blah blah blah and apparently those two colours are the most eye catching to the eye in the colour spectrum (something along those lines) so it makes it easier to pick out players.

    http://hypebeast.com/2010/05/nike-football-elite-series-boots/

    Which defeats the purpose since the opponents are wearing the same colour of boots as well. :lol:
     
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  4. TMCW140

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    Yeap, its a nike campaign thing, based upon vision and specific colours.
    Their entire range of boots have been produced in this colourway for the world cup
     
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  5. baseline_monster

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    Yea, as the others said. Nike pro range consists of 4 boots;
    Vapor
    Total 90
    Tiempo
    CTR360
    The world cup campain is where they made all models of the boots the same colors. Suppose to make you look quicker to the player you are approaching, all a load of crap lol.
     
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  6. Davis937

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    Hey, posters ... thanks for the information and explanation ... crass commercialism ... why are we not surprised!
     
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  7. bezs

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    They are crazy expensive as well most expensive boots i've seen. If i had one i wouldn't wear it out let alone play with it on a field.
     
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    Ha, they are ridiculously expensive, but would love a pair :p
     
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  9. Davis937

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    I notice that some of you refer to these colored soccer shoes as "boots" ... to me they are soccer shoes ... is "boots" a European term for shoes ... also, about how much do these special Nike soccer shoes cost ... thanks!

    p.s. these "boots" didn't seem to help our team USA players very much ...
     
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  10. Feña14

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    About $300.

    And yeah, they're just called boots. Years ago they were more like boots, it's what they've always been called.
     
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    Thanks, Fena ... yeah, those shoes are expensive ... I'll pass on them this year ... I don't believe Americans refer to them as "boots" ... we still call them soccer shoes ... if it will help us play better, maybe we should call them "boots" !!
     
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    Don't laugh ... I wonder if we're going to start seeing some NFL or college kickers (field goal kickers as well as punters) using those bright/fluorescent Nike shoes ...
     
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  13. Feña14

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    You can get them alot cheaper, but they aren't anything like what the pro's wear. They do some which are nearer $100 but the materials are alot more basic and they don't have all the technology.
     
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    Not "cleats"?
     
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