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Part Two: TSC Design's Sounder's Custom Boot Spring Campaign 2014

USMNT inspired CTR360

For the second installment of the TSC Design campaign for the Seattle Sounders, I've focused on our Captain, Brad Evans, our future U.S. Men's National Team starting Right Back DeAndre Yedlin, veteran Center Back, Djimi Traore, and former Sounder coach and Derby County legend, Alan Hinton.


The silos included in this second installment are the Nike CTR360, the Nike Tiempo Legend V, Nike Mercurial Vapor IX, the Adidas Predator LZ and the Adidas F50 adizero. Enjoy.


Brad Evans:

There is just something special about Brad Evans. From his leadership skills on the pitch, to his amazing twitter feed, to his "boy next door" good looks, if just so happened to star in an episode of 90210, Brad is the complete package. And to be honest, there is no better boot for the complete package than the Nike CTR360 Maestri. Nike's CTR360 line is a boot designed for the midfield maestro, the one that demands complete control. I personally own a pair and can vouch that this is truly a wonderful boot that utilizes a Kanga-lite synthetic that mimics Kangaroo leather to near perfection. The instep features 3D control pads for added control and to aid in touch. The overall package is a wonderful well rounded boot (hence 360), that is perfectly suited for Brad and his style of play.

The above colorway is obviously inspired by Rave green and Sounder blue. This boot is a perfect fit for the Sounder's home and away kits. The primarily blue upper with an inset vibrant green paired with the clean white lines make this boot screen "SOUNDERS TILL I DIE!"

When Brad is getting ready for a night out, perhaps a quiet romantic dinner followed by drinks at a downtown jazz club, the all black CTR360 fits the bill. With a little vibrant green to let you know he is playful, Brad is ready to knock em dead.

Djimi Traore:

"Black Tie"

Djimi Traore just seems like a classy guy, and a classy guy deserves a boot that screams "class." A guy like Djimi doesn't need graphics, over the top colors, self indulgent nicknames on his boots. He just needs comfort, protection, and Kangaroo leather to get the job done holding the back line. With that, I present to you the "Black Tie" colorway for Mr. Traore of the Nike Tiempo Legend V. A pure heritage boot, it features a Kangaroo leather upper with black on black details, with the only hint of sass coming from the chrome tongue embossed with the number 19. It really can't get better.

DeAndre Yedlin:

Something a bit different for DeAndre

DeAndre Yedlin has style. Everything about the young man doesn't just seem current, it seems ahead of its time. From the hair, to the clothes, and now to the boots, Yedlin can roam about the turf at Century Link in style. When he first hit the scene, I swear I saw Chris Tucker from the "Fifth Element," but his play has showed that he is more than simply a wacky haircut and blistering speed. He's got game, and it's only getting better. A local kid dedicated to the club and to improving himself, he deserves a unique boot to complete the package.

The unique F50 adizero above is a different option for a RB. A boot dedicated to the striker/forward, the F50 adizero would also suit someone like DeAndre who uses their incredible pace to not only close down defenders, but to push ahead on the right flank and apply pressure to opposing defenses. The upper is a unique synthetic Sprintskin upper which helps the boot weigh a frighteningly light 5.6oz. Yes, 5.6oz!! Now on every level, DeAndre screams "synthetic", but as a defender, I feel he needs a bit more protection, so luckily for him the F50 also comes with a leather upper that only sacrifices just a bit of weight. Well worth it in my opinion.

The "@Yedlinny"

The last time I saw DeAndre in Tucson, he was sporting the Adidas Predator LZ in the World Cup inspired "Vivid Berry" colorway. I've already featured the Predator and believe it's a great option for him as well. Of course, he needs to do away with "Vivid Berry," and rock something a little more close to home.

Alan Hinton:

I met Alan for the first time during the week of training in Tucson. He took his time to shake hands with the fans at the Vancouver match in Casa Grande, and I was taken back by his willingness and desire to spend time with those who came to support the club. That following Friday Alan and I spent the entire morning training session talking in the stands about the club, the mystery trialists, and how he could work on his tan :-). So when I found out that Alan and been let go from the broadcast team prior to the Tucson trip, I was shocked. He showed such class, and loyalty to a club that he was still there to support them through their preseason. So after a fellow fan tweeted me about creating a few boots for Alan, I was more than happy to. Thus here you are, the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX, the Nike Tiempo Legend V, and the Adidas 11Pro inspired by Alan, who according to Ray Hudson:


ALAN HINTON OF DERBY COUNTY WAS THE FIRST PLAYER TO WEAR ALL-WHITE BOOTS WHICH WAS REVOLUTIONARY IN THOSE DAYS,BORDERING ON PORNOGRAPHIC! ALAN HAD TO BE GOOD TO WEAR THEM IN THOSE DAYS BUT HE WAS A TREMENDOUS AND SKILLED AND CONFIDENT PLAYER,THEY SUITED HIM! BUT HE WAS ONE INA THOUSAND WHOD EVEN DARE TO WEAR WHITE BOOTS IN ENGLANDS MUD HEAPS IN THOISE DAYS...A TRUE BOOT ANARCHIST AND TRAIL-BLAZER WAS ALAN!

So these are for you Alan, the first true "boot anarchist."

Nike Mercurial Vapor IX

Adidas 11Pro

Nike Tiempo Legend V




From thesoccerconvert.com

- Lachlan

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