Whilst it’s been out in other territories for a couple of months now, we’re taking a look at the Hummel 86 Gold as it hits the store!

Hummel 86 Gold

But to be honest, we could put the Hummel 86 Gold in the spotlight 10 years from now (or even 10 years ago!) and it would still be the same boot – after all, you don’t tamper with a classic!

From the same vein as other mainstays like the adidas Copa Mundial and Mizuno Morelia, the Hummel 86 Gold is a true heritage icon and a testament to old-school design.

Heel and toe view of the Hummel 86 Gold football boots

True to the blueprint of the boot that was worn by so many players in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, the Hummel 86 Gold is finished in a Kangaroo leather exclusive to Hummel and is treated to be amongst the softest on the market

The classic Hummel branding of two chevrons is given a fresh look, as they’re emblazoned in Gold and Red across the midfoot; a perfect match for the ’86 Gold’ printing on the heel and the embroidery on the tongue.

Close-up of the branding on the Hummel 86 Gold football boots

The Danish brand haven’t kept everything the same as the 26-year-old boot, mind you. Not only is the K-Leather much lighter and more water resistant than the previous model, Hummel’s more modern ‘Flexsole’ outsole has also been incorporated into the design.

Soleplate of the Hummel 86 Gold

Aimed at offering new levels of stability on the tried-and-tested ‘moulded’ soleplate, Flexsole also has a high elastic return, for a greater feel of acceleration and imorived responsiveness.

Detail on the Hummel 86 Gold football boots

Having lead the pack in terms of quality leather boots for nearly 100 years – and still finding time to produce innovative synthetics, too – it’s nice to see Hummel revisit their heyday with the 86 Gold.

Any lovers of this old-school classic out there? If so drop us a comment!

HUMMEL 86 GOLD, 7.5 out of 10 based on 29 ratings

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  1. says: Robert

    I got these as a birthday present a couple years ago, they are amazing. The only downfall to these boots is that there isn’t much support for your foot with the insole. Unless I’ve used them that much its worn away. Another thing to keep an eye out for is if your playing on artificial grass like i do, the front lip between the leather and sole and ware away and fill with the damn rubber pellets!
    But overall, classic boot, beautiful to look and a pretty good boot to play in.
    Also better that i got them in the sale, which makes them even better!

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