Match Issued Boots
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While the era of new and flashy boots is the trending topic to this date, Real Madrid’s midfield maestro Toni Kroos is defying all odds. Have you ever gave a closer look to the German’s cleats? We assume no, hence, here is a quick glance at it. The 27-year-old midfielder has two cleats in his closet; the 2013 Adidas Adipure 11pro Boots, and the Adidas Adipure 11pro 2014. Both of them are almost identical, however, differs with respect to the leather and stitching material. The boots are years old, compared to the current standard of the footballing world, and the German manufacturers Adidas have ceased the production of those models, but the Real Madrid midfielder has convinced them to make some special editions (of the same model) for him. The biggest shocker in the occurrence is the fact that Kroos has been wearing those cleats since his Bayern Munich days. They are simple, they are elegant – just like Toni Kroos. There are some claims that the reason behind this is his Grandmother got these shoes for him before she died. The German switched to the Adipure 11pro (released in 2011) in the 2014 World Cup and since then, he has been a one-boot man. Regarded as one of the most underrated players in the industry, Kroos surely has done and an eye-opening act.
Things to Know:
Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Germany national team. A member of Bayern Munich’s first team at the age of 17, Kroos played in a 18-month loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen, before going back to Munich and winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles and the 2012–13 Champions League. After winning the FIFA World Cup in 2014, he joined Real Madrid on a six-year contract, for a fee of £20 million. In Madrid, he won the 2015-16 and 2016–17 UEFA Champions Leagues and was elected to the Squad of the Season in the last four seasons. He became the first German to ever win three UCL titles. Kroos was part of the Germany youth teams since age 17, and he was named best player in the 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and won the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball. He made his full international debut in 2010 and was a member of the Germany squad which reached the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012. He was also part of the team that won the 2014 World Cup, becoming the first (and as of 2016 only) footballer born in East Germany to win the competition. Kroos was the Assist leader of the tournament, and was named to the 2014 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team and Dream Team. At the 2016 Euros, he was elected to the Team of the Tournament. Kroos was elected to the UEFA Team of the Year and the FIFPro World XI in 2014 and 2016, as well as the IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker in the former. He has been praised by journalists and former professionals as a player with all the qualities for the role of an attacking midfielder, and been widely considered one of the best midfielders in the world.
Toni Kroos is usual to have his dog’s names Julius and Lennox printed on his boots