More Professionals Pick Up Nike Anti-Clog Boots

Update #2: El Clásico is set to feature Anti-Clog boots as well, as the below pictures from Real Madrid's training show. Sergio Ramos is set to wear Nike Tiempo Legend VI Anti-Clog cleats on Saturday.

Update: Bundesliga stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (picture via @Footpack and Jerome Boateng have also received their Nike Anti-Clog boots.

When Nike first unveiled its revolutionary Anti-Clog traction system earlier this year, people's reactions where almost unanimously positive. The only criticisms that could perhaps be heard once dust settled was that it looked odd that Nike didn't make Anti-Clog the default soft ground sole plate option instead of the regular 'SG-Pro' and that its professional athletes didn't use it.

This appears to have changed now, however, as the most recent Nike football boot collection, the Dark Lightning pack, includes Anti-Clog variants as alternatives to SG-Pro from the start, at least for the high-tier models such as the Hypervenom Phantom or Tiempo Legend. With it, professionals from the big leagues, such as Southampton midfielder Oriel Romeu, have started to receive Anti-Clog Nike boots as well and should start to wear them shortly.

It remains to be seen exactly how many players will pick up Nike's Anti-Clog boots from the Dark Lightning pack, but everything indicates that this is a step in the right direction and that Anti-Clog will only get bigger with time. Now if we could just get an Anti-Clog edition of the Mercurial Superfly V. Exciting times ahead, nevertheless.

Share your thoughts in the comments below, and check out our post about how Anti-Clog works compared to standard SG-Pro here.