Umbro / Nike (1996 – 2013)

Michael Owen Umbro

Michael was first introduced to Umbro when in his first year at Lilleshall. All students were given an Umbro goodie bag on the first day of school which included a tracksuit and boots. It was in Owen’s second year at Lilleshall that Umbro officially sponsored him.

Football Boots

Owen’s favourite Umbro boot is the Speciali which he wore from from 1993 until 2002 and then again in 2008 until 2012. Nike (Umbro’s parent company) decided that from January 2013 he should no longer wear the Umbro brand, but Nike instead. For the last few months of his professional playing career, Michael wore the Nike CTR360 boot.

 

 

 

Boots Worn

1993 – 2001 – Speciali

2001 – Speciali 2001 FG

2002 / 2003 – Umbro XAI

2004 / 2005 – Umbro Elite X

2006 – Evolution X Boot

2005 / 2006 – Umbro X Boot II

2007 – Umbro X Boot Destroyer

2008 – SX Flare

2008 – Speciali

2009 – Heritage Speciali

2010 – Speciali white/Gold/Silver

2011 – Speciali R

2012 – Speciali III Nectarine / Siver / Black

2013 – Nike CTR360

England Kits  /Advertising

Throughout Owen’s national career, Umbro were the kit maker of the England National Team, so he regularly appeared in official advert’s and kit launches from 1998 – 2008. Umbro were the replaced by Nike in 2012 as official kit makers which ended Umbro’s 50  year relationship with the England national team as kit supplier.