Just Arrived posts are always great, because they precede reviews, which inevitably means we get to test another pair of football boots! This time around, we have just received two brand new pair of boots, two that are from different completely sides of the soccer shoe spectrum. Thanks to Aaron Lavery for sending the Umbro Speciali R and to Alex Pickett for getting us the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly III.
Umbro are introducing a new material, one which is the offspring of Nike’s involvement with the brand and the Kanga-Lite they featured on the Nike CTR360 Maestri’s, called Kanga Touch. This helps reduce the weight of the boot without affecting the touch, much like the Kanga-Lite featured on Nike’s football boots is meant to do.
Another design element borrowed from Nike is the perforated lightweight compression molded insole with Poron Pads for optimal comfort. These are the same Poron inserts used in the Nike Total 90 Laser III and CTR360 Maestri II, designed to stop your foot from slipping and rubbing in the boot.
Performance innovation for the Nike Mercurial Vapor SuperFly III also features a unique adaptive traction system where designers incorporated adaptive studs in the forefoot that can extend and retract by up to 3mm, based on ground conditions and pressure exerted by the player. As a result, the boot delivers superb traction and responsiveness to ensure one its player capitalizes on the tightest of scoring opportunities.
Directionally positioned blades maximize cutting and allow for quick changes of direction, while secondary toe traction provides added toe-off power for those first critical steps. Collectively, these design details allow greater speed and quickness in all directions. Nike Flywire technology is also incorporated into the boot’s streamlined upper provides a lightweight, strong and more dynamic fit.
We’ll be testing the boots and seeing how they perform, so you can expect our reviews up in around a month’s time, so stay tuned!