There is no doubt that Pele Sports are a brand on the up, and having taken delivery of two of their most popular boots… It’s easy to understand why. The boots in question are the Trinity 3E K and the Pele Sports 50/50, two arguably completely different boots. Now we have covered the Trinity 3E before, but we feel a review of the K-Leather (yes, Kangaroo leather) boots is in order to give you guys the best idea of which boot is for you.. Carry on reading to see pictures and early impressions of these two intriguing releases…
We’ll start with the Trinity 3E K. Taking them out of the box, you are immediately struck with just how light they are. In fact, I’d compare my shock as to how light they are to the first time I held a pair of first generation AdiZeros in my hands.. Perfect start. Next, it’s hard not to notice the upper. Boy is it soft! I’d actually argue that on first impressions, this upper beats the Vapor VIII in terms of softness! For a brand new kangaroo leather upper out of the box, that is some feat.
Carrying on with that upper, Pele Sports claim it has a ‘Titan’ level upper. This means it is basically designed to be harder-wearing, waterproof and due to its ‘tanning’ process, supposed to give THE best fit on the market. Despite the tongue being literally paper thin, there is zero lace bite, and the upper wrapped around my foot wonderfully. I actually ordered half a size down from my usual size (8UK to 7.5UK) for reasons that I will explain in the full review.
Moving onto the 50/50, this is Pele Sports main turf release, and is definitely one of the most popular and highly sought after turf releases on the market. For this reason, I had to get my hands on a pair. While the Trinity 3E K is minimalistic, the 50/50 seems quite bulky in comparison. While it is by no means heavy, there is a lot of padding in and around the heel and midfoot, with this decreasing when travelling down to the toe. Perfect in that respect, but we’ll have to wait and see how they perform in game.
The sole design is very unusual, with each ‘stud’ featuring a target shaped design. I’m not sure why, but I presume its a hint towards the performance and an attempt to improve traction on turf surfaces. Unfortunately, I envisage a tiny bit of break in is required for these boots, mainly because the leather upper is quite tough and stiff. The design itself is quite loud, but my White/Blue colourway is classy! Like really classy. In fact, its one of my favourite ever designs, but I can see it getting scuffed quite easily.
I aim to have the full reviews up of both boots in around a month, giving me ample time to test them. I must admit that I am highly impressed with both boots however, and can see them becoming favourites of mine in the long run. For now, leave your thoughts and comments below.