The KELME Tiburon, a football boot made from Shark leather!
Recently kangaroo leather and high end synthetic materials have become more popular.
Then KELME released “The Shark!”
KELME are a Spanish company, that was formed by two brothers back in the 1960’s. This year they launched a unique football boot made from sharkskin, KELME Triburon commonly known as The KELME Shark.
So why Shark?
Shark leather is said to be between 7 and 11 times stronger that a conventional leather.
Sharkskin when looked at close up, is like house tiles, with lots of overlapping pieces making up one strong surface. This is similar to the way fibreglass and concrete is made.
These ’tiles’ make the leather feel a little like sandpaper, which helps the ball grip to the football boot and aids your swerve on the ball.
As you would expect from sharkskin, the football boots are extremely water repellent, yet also flexible and light.
And the rest of the football boot?
The outsole features also features TRX4 technology, with biomechanically engineered stud placement for optimising surface contact and traction.
Options: Currently only available in black, although July next year will see a new range, likely to include grey and a red or burgundy football boot.
Soft and hard ground versions of the KELME Shark are available.
Price: From £108
Images: View the KELME Shark images.