Cristiano Ronaldo trials special studs to improve his speed in Juventus training
Cristiano Ronaldo is trying out special studs in Juventus training sessions in an apparent bid to improve his speed. With Serie A due to restart on June 20, Ronaldo is back in training as Juventus prepare to get their campaign under way later this month. The 35-year-old kept in shape whilst spending nearly two months of lockdown in Portugal. And it appears he is looking for an extra boost for when the season resumes as he is testing out new studs which could give him an edge in matches. TOP ARTICLES 5/5 READ MORE Antonio Rudiger helped to persuade Timo Werner to join
Chelsea Instead of using the metal studs which come with his Nike boots, Ronaldo is trialing a French brand called Smartpower. Cristiano Ronaldo is trialing a French stud brand called
Smartpower with his Nike boots (Getty) The company is already working with football and rugby players to help them give them an advantage in games. The stud configuration is designed to offer players greater acceleration and better lateral stability. The studs are also interchangeable, which allows them to modify the configuration to suit their running style. Saint-Etienne striker Andy
Delort has been using the studs this season and has already clocked the fastest running speed in Ligue 1, beating the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Victor Osimhen with a speed of 36.8 km/h. And that appears to have been enough to convince Ronaldo that these new studs are worth a go. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.