It’s the era of daft hair, shoulder-pad jackets are in fashion and wavey-voiced female electro-pop dominates the charts…
Not a great deal of difference between the 80’s and now, is there?
So, it’s got to be the perfect time for one-time top-of-the-tree sports brand Patrick to make a retro revival!
Some vintage Patrick Action!
Through the late 70’s and 80’s Patrick were immensely popular, with their football boots adorning the feet of heroes and legends of the game, like Kevin Keegan & (everyone’s favourite!) Michel Platini.
Heading into the 90’s, the rise of Nike and their subsequent big-money sponsorship battles with Adidas caused Patrick to step away from the beautiful game for a while – but now they’re back to relive some past glory, with this superb heritage boot – The Gold Cup.
' The Patrick Gold Cup HG
The Gold Cup has everything that you’ve come to expect from a great heritage boot, including a full-grain Kangaroo leather upper – that as you can tell – is super soft towards the toe.
The Patrick Gold Cup also utilizes industry-standard TPU for the outsole. As it’s used on most boots on the market, you know it’s going to be light and durable whilst relatively inexpensive.
The insole also belies it’s retro exterior, featuring molded EVA and shock absorbing inserts in the heel and arch of the foot.
The Mixed-Sole version of the Gold Cup
Keen observers will also notice the sole plates of the two football boots so far:
The Hard Ground version features a 13 stud configuration that’s similar to that found on the Copa Mundial and Mizuno Morelia. However, we reckon these studs look a little longer so they might be a bit better in softer ground that the Copa.
The Soft Ground version of the Gold Cup (pictured above) is a little more unorthodox. Instead of going for a 6 or 8 stud screw-in set up, Patrick have retained the 13 stud layout of the HG version and replaced 6 of the studs on each boot with metal screw ins!
This provides a unique hybrid set up, that we think will distribute pressure across the foot nicely.
Priced competitively at 89.90, we think the Patrick Gold Cup could become a cult favourite. It ticks all the right boxes for a solid heritage boot and it certainly looks the part.
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