After an excellent 2010 which saw the release of the Wave Ignitus, Supersonic Wave and Morelia Ultralight, Mizuno have been relatively quiet so far in 2011 in the football boots market.
But that’s not to say the Japanese brand are resting on their laurels, as we’ve come across some great photos of a brand new type of Mizuno football boots in testing in the Russian Premier league.
During the Spartak Moscow Vs Spartak Nalchik, both of' Moscow’s Kombarov twins played out the match in a black-out pair of Mizuno football boots.
Both players have been dedicated Morelia wearers this season, opting for the legendary cleats’ comfort and touch – but due to the lack of fold-over tongue, it’s safe to say that these aren’t simply a new Morelia.
But that’s about all we can say about these mystery Mizunos, thanks to the excellent black-out work done by the Japanese brand.
What little detail we can salvage, is the matte upper and lateral stitching would suggest a leather upper, and the central lacing system is fairly narrow for the usually-wide Mizuno.
Another point of interest is the heel counter, which looks to be far more substantial than any of Mizuno’s current range (bar the Wave Ignitus), and the soleplate suggests larger heel blades, with more low profile blades under the forefoot.
Couple this with the new Wave Ignitus II that we saw Keisuke Honda testing in the International break, and it seems that Mizuno are working really hard behind the scenes to give us football boots fans plenty to look forward to!
All in all, we’re very confused by this potential new release from Mizuno! We know that a new the Wave Ignitus II is coming, the Supersonic Wave is still relatively new and the Morelia isn’t likely to change any time soon; so that’s their Power, Speed & Heritage lines filled, respectively!
What do you think these new Mizuno football boots are likely to be?
Drop us a comment and let us know!
I wonder why some football boots company choose Russia to test out their upcoming boots.
can’t wait to see what’s this boot is all about!
i doubt the supersonic as their “speed” boots though… sure robinho tried them out, but actually mizuno marketed the supersonic as a control boots (remember the feather touch system?)
It’s a very competitive league with little worldwide viewers? I am just guessing.
No disrespect toward the Russian league because I have watched some of their games and they are quite good!
They choose smaller leagues like Russia, Scandinavia, Holland to test out boots because they will get less media attention as to say La Liga or the EPL. Due to them still being in the testing phase it makes it easier to conceal their technology from other companies.
at least this boot hasnt been shown around the world 4 months prior on you tube.
maybe the control subcategory like nike?
well technically they already have the supersonic waves in the control category
These are a blackout prototype of the Morelia NEO, Mizuno’s new speed boots. Their heel tab is like the one on the F50 adizero, they have a minimal external heel counter, conical studs, and a mesh tongue. Also, from the looks of it, they will have different materials in the upper, like micro-fiber+calf leather Â or something like kanga-lite