The France team starts its Euro this Tuesday, June 15 against Germany and if it is the most awaited match of this first day by the supporters, it is also the one that the major equipment manufacturers are impatiently awaiting since many stars will be on the lawn to showcase their latest pairs of crampons. Before this shock at the Allianz Arena in Munich, we present to you the shoes that Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Kai Havertz and Toni Kroos will wear.
Nike and adidas, which respectively equip France and Germany, will be very well represented in the Bavarian lair since out of the 22 probable holders, 9 of them will wear crampons from the American equipment manufacturer while eleven players will put on before the three stripes mark. For its part, Puma should see two French players highlight one of its silos.
Statistically, adidas is the big winner of this shock of group F since 50% of the probable holders are linked to the German equipment manufacturer while in general, 37% of the players of the 5 major European championships wear crampons of the brand with the three stripes. according to a study by FootballBootsDB. If the Predator is the most popular pair of adidas, it is the X Ghosted worn by Karim Benzema that the light could come.
Just recalled in the France team for the Euro, the Real Madrid striker should wear the latest color of the X Ghosted recently unveiled in the Showpiece pack. Thomas Müller and Benjamin Pavard will wear the X Ghosted pink from the Superspectral pack, while N’Golo Kante remains faithful to the fluorescent yellow color unveiled at the start of the year as part of the Superlative pack. On these three pairs, speed is put forward through the outsole SpeedFrame chrome and its insert Carbitex in carbon fiber which bring lightness. Robin Gosens will put on the X 18.1 unveiled in 2018.
Adidas ambassador for many years, Paul Pogba will be wearing the latest metallic gray color of the Predator Freak, as in the Europa League final with Manchester United. The number 6 will be the only French player to wear this silo while Mats Hummels will wear the launch color of the Predator Freak. On these two pairs, we find the Demonskin which are small rubber scales placed on the upper in order to optimize the touch of the ball, in addition to bringing an original look to the pair.
While the Nemeziz is about to disappear, Serge Gnabry will wear his zebra color throughout the competition and will be the only player tonight to highlight the silo long worn by Lionel Messi. This pair is prized for support and agility with its textile upper Tension Tape that envelops the foot.
The oldest silo of adidas made a thunderous comeback last February with the Copa Sense of which İlkay Gündoğan and Manuel Neuer are the ambassadors. German players have been sporting the pink and white colourway of the Superspectral Pack since its release. In terms of technical characteristics, we find the legendary kangaroo leather that was on the first Copa Mundials worn by Franz Anton Beckenbauer. This leather is combined with new technologies SensePods, TouchPods and SoftStuds.
While the equipment manufacturers unveil new pairs every month, Toni Kroos plays it old school and wears the same Adipure 11pro in its white, blue and black colourway since 2014. On this pair so dear to the German world champion, we find the kangaroo leather which was omnipresent on the football boots of yesteryear and which is gradually disappearing.
Nike’s flagship ambassador since its inception in 2017, Kylian Mbappé will be the only holder to wear the Mercurial with Presnel Kimpembe. Nike’s speed shoe is, however, the most popular pair of crampons on the market. The native of Bondy wears the Mercurial Superfly 8 in a green-blue turquoise color from the Impulse pack. On these latest generation Mercurials, we find the technology Vaporposite which is a mesh upper that would improve ball control and give the feeling of having a second skin as it is thin. Presnel Kimpembe opts for his side for the Vapor 13 and his Flyknit.
Already omnipresent in the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea, the Phantom GT once again steals the show at the Mercurial since Adrien Rabiot, Kai Havertz, Joshua Kimmich and Matthias Ginter will be wearing the lemon color of the Impulse pack. In terms of technologies, we find Flyknit on the upper with technology ACC which would provide optimal ball control in all playing conditions.
The flashy colors are definitely out since Lucas Hernandez and Hugo Lloris will highlight the turquoise blue Tiempo Legend 8 unveiled a few weeks ago especially for the Euro. Great ambassador of defenders’ shoes, Antonio Rüdiger was seen with this same shoe in a full black color that players generally use when they are at the end of their contract with their supplier. Regardless of the color, we find the famous kangaroo leather of the shoes of yesteryear combined with the outer sole Hyperstability which is very light.
Finally, the brand with the leaping feline will be little represented at kickoff since only Antoine Griezmann and Raphaël Varane will wear Puma Ultra but they are two very important ambassadors. Especially since on the bench of substitutes for the Blues, Jules Kounde, Wissam Ben Yedder, Kingsley Coman and Olivier Giroud are all equipped by Puma and could make the difference during the match with the Ultra. From the Spectra pack, the latest Ultra highlights speed with its synthetic upper MatryxEVO designed with carbon filaments and aramid fibers (Kevlar®) for more lightness, flexibility and resistance.
The official equipment suppliers of the France team and the Mannschaft will therefore be well represented in terms of crampons while Puma remains behind but could well steal the show from the two behemoths of the market thanks to the presence of some of its ambassadors on the market. French bench.