Nike has made the bold move of releasing a boot that is set to compete with the fabled adidas Copa Mundial. In simple fashion, they have named it the Premier.
Nike has not directly stated that this boot has been released to compete with the Copa. Instead, their emphasis has been on developing the most advanced traditional boot that you can purchase for under $100. No where have they directly pushed the idea of the Premier being a competitor.
Everything about the boot looks pretty efficient and the price tag certainly does evoke the senses. But how do they actually compare to the Copa Mundial? We take a look at some of the common performance characteristics of both boots to see what the differences are and if Nike has a shot of taking a piece of the market.
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