Perhaps it is the imminent London Olympics which has inspired shoe companies to release their new season football boots. Adidas unvailed their new generation of adidas Predator recently. The adidas Predator Lethal Zone ‘Pass’ was seen at the UCL semi-final match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich . Boots have memory foam on the medial side of the to help with consistency in passing. The 3-D sticky print also provides a large surface area to increase ball contact.
The colourway of the new Umbro St George collection of football boots comes from the flag of St George (England’s Patron Saint).
According to the manufacturer the Geometra Pro is useful on a firm pitch and best suited to midfield players. St George Geometra Pro , features a special circular cleat configuration to increase grip and acceleration. The Umbro St. George Speciali 3 Pro is an evergreen with Umbro’s signature A-frame to keep feet safe and comfortable and the lightweight HG sole plate for perfect balance between flexibility and protection. The Umbro GT 2 is crafted from a lightweight micro-fibre, offering great touch and feel to the wearer. These are Umbro’s lightest boots and feature an anatomically-contured outsole and internal Poron sock-liner. The St George Collection will be on sale from 4th May.
Reebok (subsiduary of adidias) have launched their new football boots with concealed laces. Apparently the concealed laces improves the size of the sweet spot as well as reducing the number of injuries caused to other players in the contact sport.
Lotto’s Fuerzapura range offers water-repellent kanagaroo leather uppers. The boot features Twist'ngo and ReactiveArch technology with conical fixed polyurethane studs soles which ensure stability and traction. For added comfort the boot have a removable insock.