With the World Cup coming up soon every brand is producing new boots
All of these are brands taking their existing heavy-hitters and expanding on them, which is absolutely great! Like a movie studio relying on a big sequel for it’s Summer blockbuster, like Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3 or Sex and the City 2… I mean…erm…forget that last one!
But there are some brands that are willing to take a gamble in this World Cup year. Ready to shake things up a little, Umbro, Puma and Reebok have all decided that it’s the best time to launch their all new range of football boots.
And now they’ve all been on the shelves for a month or so, we want to know what you’ve been buying, what you plan to buy, and which you just think are the best new model of boots for the summer!
(Also, it was a nice excuse to have a poll without Nike or adidas boots involved. Because, as much as we love them, they always win!)
Without further delay – the contenders!
Underdog of our previous Power Poll, the PowerCat 1.10 has to be a strong contender here!
Though a worthy spiritual successor to the v-Konstrukt range, the PowerCat is very much it’s own boot. It’s emphasis on shot-enhancing technology and lightweight construction rather than protection and durability set it apart from it’s older brother.
Who’s wearing it: Nemanja Vidic, Bacary Sagna, Nicolas Anelka (Once)
Released amongst a storm of new Nike and adidas colourways – the RG800 Pro LE launch was much like the man whom they are named for: Understated, unassuming and unwaveringly professional.
None the less, the reaction here on the comments was mightily impressive – many people picking up on the classic design, choice of colours and the appeal of the Limited edition.
Who’s Wearing It: Ryan Giggs
Umbro’s Stealth Pro had a confusing launch, first of all no one knew what it was (Speed, Power or Control? It was all three!), then Umbro referred to the boot as ‘Stealth by Umbro’ in it’s pre-launch campaign, so no one knew what it was called. Then the advert was all about foxes and chickens, so no one knew what on Earth was going on!
But since then, the Stealth has found its feet! The Stealth is an Ultra-light powerhouse, and is being snapped up by Pro’s left right and centre – but the purpose of the poll is to find out, have you been buying them?
Who’s Wearing It: David Bentley, Gael Clichy, Martin Paterson [poll=36]