Design: Mizuno’s design aims were to create an astroturf football boot combining fit, feel and function. The function was to be more dependant on traction and cushioning than it would be with studded or moulded football boots. By using the wave technology, prevalent in the brand’s running shoes, they would be able to create an astroturf football boot with the correct balance of stability and cushioning to reduce lower leg injuries that may occur on hard, artificial surfaces.
Performance: The Wave Power Shooter Pro is very much performance orientated. Mizuno have sought to create a lightweight and flexible football boot, which delivers unrivalled power across the astroturf. The outsole is split to help football players balance their weight and improve propulsion through a separate heel and forefoot area. The tread features L shaped lugs to improve traction, and the dimpled outsoles ensure that players will not lose their footing. The Wave Power Shooter Pro offers durability that many astroturf football boots have lacked over the years, which has often resulted in occasional 5-a-side players continually having to invest in new pairs.
Comfort: The DynamicFit Contour ensures the fit is secure and the boots mould to the contours of the individuals feet.
The mesh tongue is layered to provide maximum breathability and make sure your feet do not overheat. The wave technology helps to provides optimum shock absorption, whilst the widened heel gauge compliments the heel counter support offering ankle joint protection.
Analysis: With the release of the Wave Power Shooter, Mizuno have released an astroturf football boot which offers a comfortable fit, cushioning and durability – footwear ingredients which are vital for us footballers to perform at the top of our game.