Whilst Umbro have taken a more subtle homage to the flag of England in the new St. George Collection boots for Euro 2012, it seems Lotto don’t really know the meaning of the word as they go all out on the Italian team’s special edition cleats for the summer.
Designed to reflect the pride and fierce passion that Italian fans have for the game, these limited run boots from Lotto are to be worn by key members of the Italian team in Poland and Ukraine.
Stadio Potenza II
Already debuted by Napoli star Christian Maggio in the Italian Cup final, there heritage-inspired boots have never looked bolder as they come decked out in the traditional stipes of ‘il Tricolore‘.
Now, heading into this summer’s big tournament, Maggio will be joined by Federico Balzaretti as the Azzurri look to find some vindication for a troubled last few tournaments by escaping an exceptionally difficult group.
A classic in every sense of the word, the Lotto Stadio silo is steeped in heritage and will be remembered fondly by those who used to watch Football Italia with their Dads on a Sunday afternoon (“Golaço!“).
Now, revamped with a synthetic heel and sleek quilted front vamp, the Lotto Stadio Potenza II is back on pitches, packing some of Lotto’s best technology. Having received universal acclaim on the Zhero and Fuerzapura ranges, the PuntoFlex makes a new transition to the Stadio, proving superb support and elastic return.
Shipping from mid-June, the will set you back £90 / $150 US.
Lotto Zhero Gravity II
Not to be confused with the Lotto Zhero Gravity Due, the new Zhero Gravity II is the next evolution in laceless boot design from Lotto.
Using elastic panels under the ‘tongue’ the Lotto Zhero Gravity II expands to let you get your foot in, before retracting on top of your foot to provide a flush fit.
Whilst the upper is little to write about compared to previous versions, Lotto have really gone to town on the Zhero Gravity II‘s soleplate.
Switching to a classic conical soleplate, Lotto’s new effort will be more at home on a variety of pitches, whilst the ReactiveArch and Puntoflex from other boots makes a successful transition.
Best of all, though, the Twist’n’Go stud is gone!
Pick up a pair from today for £160 / $200 US.