Despite football boots having a reputation for being bright and gaudy at the moment, there are still a great number of options available to players who are after something that harks back to a classier era of cleat design.
From the artisan craftsmanship of brands like Ryal, to updated takes on modern classics – like the Hummel Old School DK we have here.
Taking the Hummels out of the box, the first thing that has to be noted is the weight. Similar in construction to boots like the Morelia Neo and 11pro SL, the leather forefoot-meets-synthetic midfoot design helps keep the boot to a shade under 250g in a UK 9.5; a respectable weight for a boot that doesn’t make any claim to be lightweight.
Everything else is exactly what you’d expect from an old-school release; the leather in the forefoot is soft and supple, and the soleplate is completely flexible under the toes whilst solid in the midfoot.
After a summer of tech-packed releases, we’re looking forward to getting our feet into the Hummel Old School DK ahead of a review in the coming weeks!