The Mizuno Morelia is one of the all-time classic football boots; superb touch, comfortable and durable. What happens when you take all the things that make the Morelia great and make it weigh 180g? The Mizuno Morelia Neo explores that uncharted territory.
Following on from the stunning Morelia Ultralight from last season, the Mizuno Morelia Neo combines that classic Mizuno Morelia level of comfort and ball feel and drops the weight to a stunning 180g per boot (in a UK 8.5, US 9).
Just for some context, that beats out the adiPure SL and Superfly III, and is a mere 5g heavier than the goleo leather adiZero!
How have Mizuno done it?
Well, the forefoot of the Mizuno Morelia Neo is that classic K-Leather we’ve come to know and love, but the heel section of the boot is replaced with an ultra light synthetic.
Mizuno have also re-engineered the soleplate. Whilst retaining the look and feel of a classic 13-stud configuration, the whole chassis is significantly lighter than the standard Morelia.
– K-Leather forefoot for excellent touch and ball feel
– Classic Moulded 13-stud configuration
– Internal use of the classic Morelia tongue for reduced weight
– External heel counter for improved stability and protection
– Anatomical Cup insole with High-Grip surface
– Central lacing to accommodate all shapes of feet
– Scotchguard-proofed upper for reduced water uptake
The Mizuno Morelia Neo launches in December 2011 in Japan, with a European launch scheduled for February – just in time to be Mizuno’s ‘big sell’ at Euro 2012.
It’s also worth noting that the’ Mizuno Morelia Neo will hit shelves in Super White Pearl/Black and Green/Black, with both colourways costing 19,000 yen – boding well for a European price point of around £120.
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