Football Boots – Umbro X Boot III

Umbro X Boot III Football Boots

Umbro X Boot III Football BootThe more we see and read about the Umbro X Boot III football boot, the more the football boot is growing on us. In the football boot market where new technology is often the key selling point, we were at first skeptical with Umbro’s tie in with tyre producer Michelin, in its Touch Control technology, but after reading recent research and having seen the football boot up close and in action, we have to admit that maybe Umbro are onto something here.

Many football boots claim to enhance touch and control, and this point always baffles us as it seems to suggest that the humble football boot can turn a donkey of a player into a thoroughbred, from Emile Heskey to Cristiano Ronaldo, for instance. But research from the Umbro boffins, whilst not going as far as promising to transform players, suggests that at least one aspect can be enhanced by the Umbro X Boot III football boots.

Research Shows Umbro X Boot III Football Boot Gives More Control

Umbro X Boot III Football Boot RedUmbro sent a sample of the Umbro X Boot III to Liverpool John Moore’s University for testing, which involved firing a ball at a controlled speed and angle at the football boot and that of an un-named competitor. The amount of grip between the football and football boot was then measured and filmed at an amazing 5000 frames per second for analysis.

The results suggest that the Umbro X Boot III football boot provides 90% better grip than the competition in lightly damp conditions across a range of ball speeds. In addition, the Umbro X Boot III football boot gives 9% better grip in dry conditions. Overall, the tests showed that the Umbro football boot achieved better grip results than its rivals at every speed and every condition.

Football Boots Improve Grip, Touch and Control?


Umbro Football Boots- X Boot III

So how does having extra grip help talent-challenged players, such as our friend Heskey? Well, having more grip increases contact between football boot and ball, which improves a players shooting and passing accuracy, as well their overall control of the ball, as the slip resistance is improved. Hopefully as more professional players take up wearing Umbro football boots, as we hear Hernan Crespo has done, then the claims can be examined in the field of play rather than the laboratory.

But on the research evidence only, for once in football boot technology it seems the gimmick has given way to fact on this football boot.

Let us know what you think about how a football boot can improve touch and control, and who you think needs some improvement!

View the Umbro X Boot III Video.

Order the Umbro X Boot III football boot here.


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13 Comments

  • I HAVE THIS BOOTS, AND IT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ME ESPECIALLY AROUND THE HEEL AREA.. RIGHT BELOW MY ANKLES. IT SEEMS TO BE RIPPING OFF MY SKIN.. IF ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM LET ME KNOW

  • re:I HAVE THIS BOOTS, AND IT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ME ESPECIALLY AROUND THE HEEL AREA.. RIGHT BELOW MY ANKLES. IT SEEMS TO BE RIPPING OFF MY SKIN.. IF ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM LET ME KNOW

    i have the same ones shown above and what s said i had this probmle but if you stand on the right side of the boot that will sofen them up for better feel

  • Hi There,
    Would like to check whether you could courier the Umbro boots to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? i’m very intrested in Umbro Football boots model “UMBRO X Boot 111.
    Note: I’m looking for 13 studs and NOT 6 studs boots.

    Please let me know whether you have stock for UK size 7.5 and let me know the cost boots & shipment charges to courier the boot to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    If you have any reseller in Malaysia which sells the same model please let me have the contact number.

  • Hola, megustan las botas de futbol Umbro X lll de arranque, quisiera saber enque sitio de las puedo conseguir, vivo en Duitama-Boyaca-Colombia
    mi talla es 7 1/2 , cuanto cuestan.
    GRACIAS.

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