No. 11 – Nike Vapor VIII
Highlight: Nike’s latest speed boot, as worn by Ronaldo.
Where its predecessor, the Vapor VII, lacked an identity and left players confused, the Vapor VIII reinvented itself into a lethal attacking weapon. An all new suede microfiber upper is coupled with the first two-blade heel design seen on the market to produce a cutting edge boot. They also provide a different type of fit, with a wider forefoot that sits lower on your foot. It results in a contoured fit that is actually quite comfortable. You just need to look at the selection of players currently wearing these to know they offer top level performance; Ronaldo, Ibrahimovich, Ozil, Hazard. But it is a little too early for this boot to sit higher on the list, with the upper scuffing pretty easily and some concerns about the unusually sharp design of the blades.