Following our article on Aspero‘s 2012 lineup, we move our attention to another up and coming brand, Cruyff Sports. Much like Pele Sports who are endorsed by Pele, Cruyff Sports is a brand endorsed by the legendary Dutch forward, Johan Cruyff. While the brand’s boots are apparently popular in the Netherlands, Cruyff Sports are hoping that its current boot lineup will gain the company worldwide fame.
The Cruyff Match is the definition of a classic football boot (something that is a rarity in today’s boot market). Featuring kangaroo leather towards the front of the boot, and calf leather towards the back, the Match was the boot that marked Cruyff Sports’ return to the football pitch.
We say return because Johan Cruyff and other Dutch legends such as Dennis Bergkamp all wore Cruyff Sports boots back in the 1980s . The brand moved its focus to futsal boots for a period of time, but are now back and raring to go.
While the Cruyff Match isn’t exactly packed with technology (certainly not a bad thing in this case) the boot does have a couple of interesting features. Most notably, a breathable nylon that allows for ventilation, making sure your foot stays cool, as well as a stud design that is meant to relieve pressure and make the boot more comfortable.
Available in two no-nonsense colourways, black and white, the Cruyff Match retail for 129 Euros, and are certainly a boot that we’ll be trying to get our hands on for review!
The second top of the line boot manufactured by Cruyff Sports is the Cruyff Hatrick. The Hattrick and the Match are seemingly identical in a number of ways. Both feature a mixed k-leather and calf leather upper, the same breathable nylon mentioned above, and the same FG soleplate.
One of the big differences between the two boots, is the synthetic heel counter that has been included for greater protection and support. The Hattrick also comes in three colourways, the regular black and white, as well as this limited edition Euro 2012 edition adorned with the colour synonymous with the Netherlands, orange.
The Hattrick retails at 140 Euros, slightly more than the Cruyff Match.
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