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Nike Fire & Ice Boot Guide

Posted: 20 December 2017 Time: 11:00

KickOff.com brings you the Nike Fire & Ice Boot Guide. See how the KICK OFF journalists rated the new Nike boot range.

For the exciting new Nike range launched in November 2017, Kick Off journalists paired with Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana athletes, striker Bernard Parker and attacking midfielder George Maluleka, to put the Nike Fire & Ice range through its paces. Parker led #TeamFire and Maluleka led #TeamIce to see whether power (#TeamFire) or composure (#TeamIce) would win the day. Which team are you on?

The Challenges:

Nike Fire & Ice – Fire Challenge: Both sets of teams were put through a test of speed and power finishing. After sprinting around half-a-dozen cones, players laid the ball off to a teammate for a quick one-two and had to score with a powerful first-time shot past the goalkeeper from within the box. The team with the most goals won the challenge.

See video below:

Nike Fire & Ice – Ice Challenge: Both sets of teams went through a test of ball control and finesse shooting. After controlling the ball through six strategically positioned cones, players had to lay the ball off to a teammate with his back towards goal and finish off the return ball past the goalkeeper. The team with the most goals won the challenge.

See video below:

Nike Fire & Ice Free-Kick Challenge: A favourite amongst most players, the Nike Fire & Ice Free-Kick Challenge required players to simply shoot past the goalkeeper from the edge of the box using box skill and power. The team with the most goals won the challenge.

See video below:

The Full Boot Review 

Tshepang Mailwane, Kick Off digital editor:

Nike Fire & Ice Boot Guide – review

Name of boot: Hypervenom

Team: #TeamIce

Goals scored: 3

Favourite Challenge: Nike Fire & Ice Free-Kick Challenge

Rating of the boot (1 – poor, 5 – World Class):

  • Comfort: 4
  • Control: 5
  • Speed: 4
  • Power shooting assistance: 3
  • Free-kick assistance: 5 (I scored from a free kick)
  • Finesse shooting assistance: 4
  • Look and feel: 4
  • Overall rating: 4

"I had a small crowd of young boys who were passing by in their school uniform calling me “Thabo Qalinge”.

Chad Klate, football journalist: 

Name of boot: Mercurial

Team: #TeamFire

Goals scored: 2

Favourite Challenge: Nike Fire & Ice Free-Kick Challenge 

Rating of the boot (1 – poor, 5 – World Class):

  • Comfort: 5
  • Control: 4
  • Speed: 5
  • Power shooting assistance: 5
  • Free-kick assistance: 5
  • Finesse shooting assistance: 5
  • Look and feel: 5
  • Overall rating: 5

"Aside from the privilege of playing alongside top professionals such as George Maluleka and Bernard Parker, I thoroughly enjoyed the kick-about in the new Mercurial Vapor XI Fire edition." 

Clint Roper, Content Marketing and Sales Manager:

Name of boot: Hypervenom

Team: #TeamFire

Goals scored: 0

Favourite Challenge: Nike Fire & Ice Fire Challenge

Rating of the boot (1 – poor, 5 – World Class):

  • Comfort: 4
  • Control: 5
  • Speed: 4
  • Power shooting assistance: 4
  • Free-kick assistance: 4
  • Finesse shooting assistance: 5
  • Look and feel: 5
  • Overall rating: 4.5 
"I came on as a late sub for Lovemore Moyo..."

Neville Khoza, football journalist:

Name of boot: Hypervenom 

Team: #TeamIce

Goals scored: 1

Favourite Challenge: Nike Fire & Ice Freekick Challenge

Rating of the boot (1 – poor, 5 – World Class): 

  • Comfort: 5
  • Control: 4
  • Speed: 5
  • Power shooting assistance: 5
  • Free-kick assistance: 5
  • Finesse shooting assistance: 5
  • Look and feel: 5
  • Overall rating: 5
Article by: KICK OFF

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