Gareth Bale spent the whole Champions League match the other day versus Inter Milan running past Brazilian defender Maicon. Yes, and we’re talking about that defender. Who’s said to be one of the best right backs in the world? And no he wasn’t injured.
Bale was just on fire, zipping in and around Maicon and the rest of the Inter Milan defense. He can shift the ball from the inside to the outside so quickly that he’s hard to stop. And he has the pace to blow past defenders once he gets around them. His crosses are nearly perfect; as they’re whipped into the feet of the forward they’re aimed at. No lofty crosses that get cut out by the keeper.
But the question is, what shoes does Gareth Bale wear as he’s embarrassing a defender on the wing? These days he’s wearing the adidas F50 adizero cleats in green. Which makes sense, as the shoes weigh in at only 5.8 ounces, the same shoe Messi wears and one of the lightest shoes on the market. These are shoes that won’t slow him down as he flys past defenders on the wing.
By the way, did you see Bale’s volley from a few months ago? Perhaps the goal of the year.