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MIZUNO WAVE IGNITUS II – RED / BLACK / WHITE

We love an unusual boot-spot, and so do plenty of you guys by the looks of things! We’ve had a whole host of emails, Facebook and Twitter messages surrounding Southampton Defender Maya Yoshida’s Mizuno Wave Ignitus II – Red / Black / White – so we thought we’d take a closer look!

Maya Yoshida in the Mizuno Wave Ignitus II - Red / Black / White

Standing out due to their great match for the Southampton home kit, Yoshida’s Mizuno Wave Ignitus II - Red / Black / White are certainly a fearsome-looking pair of football boots in their own right, and well worth inspection.

Mizuno Wave Ignitus II - Red / Black / White

Mizuno’s message behind the Mizuno Wave Ignitus II has always been one power, danger and the unexpected – thanks to the inclusion of the deadly ‘no-spin’ Mukaiten panel on the instep – and what better colourway to represent such values than a lethal Red and Black?

The all-red K-leather perfectly shows off just how much of this technically-advanced boot boasts the comfort and touch of natural leather, with Mizuno well-known for their quality and craftsmanship when it comes to leather boots.

Instep of the Mizuno Wave Ignitus II - Red / Black / White

One of the more distinguishing features of the Wave Ignitus range has always been the Bio-Panels across the forefoot and instep. Working in a similar manner to the vamps on classic Predators, the increased friction and rebound provided by these panels helps control spin and swerve when not using the Mukaiten panel.

Close-up of the bio-vamps on the Mizuno Wave Ignitus II - Red / Black / White

Since the launch of the similarly-styled Red/White/Black version a couple of months back, things have been pretty quiet on the Wave Ignitus front in terms of new colourways – something that’s not unusual for Mizuno, who have only released a handful of colourways since the launch of the Ignitus II over 18 months ago.

Mizuno Wave Ignitus II - White / Black / Blue

But it looks like Mizuno have a few tricks left up their sleeve, as Yoshida played out Southampton’s impressive 3-1 over QPR in a new White/Blue/Black colourway.

Mizuno say they have no plans to release the Red colourway any time soon outside of the Far East, but the White/Blue/Black are available from selected retailers now (and we’ll have a proper look at those, soon!)

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  • c.f.

    nice, though i wonder how the no-spin mukaiten panel works…

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  • Polox

    Got them, love them. Can get some mean knuckle shots with these

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  • Lee

    Hope they have sorted out the tearing that happens for no reason along the heat stamped Mizuno emblem. these boots do not have the durability that some inexperienced young reviewers claim. After owning a pair I found the bio panels totally destroy the touch you get on the ball. These are great for striking but rubbish everywhere else. Unfortunately most players spend 99% of their time doing everything else and 1% striking at goal.

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