Nike5 Bomba Finale
Last Updated: 25/10/10 5:49pm
Nike5 Bomba Finale
Looking for the must-have trainer to play on synthetic surfaces? Step forward the Nike5 Bomba Finale.
Make no mistake about it, these boots are the real deal. Quality astroturfs are hard to find, but the new Nike range have conjured up a real gem with this latest shoe.
Very similar in looks to the Total 90 Laser III football boot, the Bomba is sleek, stylish and perfect for any 5-a-side fanatics out there.
They were a timely arrival at skysports.com towers - landing on my desk minutes before our weekly showdown with Sky Bet at the 5-a-side pitch which separates our offices.
As a size 11 it is hard for my feet not to look awkward and ungainly and my previous pair literally made me look like I was wearing a pair of white canoes!
But when I opened the box and slotted the Bombas on I immediately felt the real deal. I couldn't wait to put them to the test and jogged out the office, down the stairs, across the road and straight onto the pitch.
Now, not many people can pull off coloured boots, but I, like most work-shy centre forwards think I can. While the pink décor on the side of the jet black shoe is bound to make me a prize target for no-nonsense defenders, first, they have to catch me!
The boots are so light and the grip so tight, thanks in the main to the sole-unit which assists with quick turns, reaction and skill, and also injury prevention.
The main material of the shoe is Nike's revolutionary Kanga-Lite water resistant synthetic leather, used throughout the CTR360 Maestri series and for the Tiempo Elite football boots.
This quality leather helps with feel and comfort, complemented by an Ortholite sockliner for additional cushioning.
When I tested out the feel of the shoe with a few pre-game keep-ups, I knew straight away that these were exactly what any Fives, Sixes or Sevens player needs.
The solar red/black ShotShield and pass pad located on the instep is a classy touch, assisting with touch and control in front of goal - two vital attributes in small-sided games.
I played with an extra spring in my step throughout my first test with the Bomba's, and found turning sharply much smoother than I had with my previous pair.
Retailing in at a pricey £75, the Nike5 Bomba Finale's are worth every penny for those of you who are regulars to the five-a-side arena.