When you’re on a roll – you’re on a roll, and it can take very little to knock you off your stride – and that’s exactly what Umbro seem to be doing right about now!
Introducing the Umbro GT Pro,’ Umbro’s latest football boot – and what a boot it is! Styled here in Black/White/Volt, Umbro have finally caught up with the rest of the industry and made a ‘speed’ boot (mind you they’re only 4 months behind adidas).
The Umbro GT Pro sports the things that we have come to expect from a lightweight football boot; a Teijin Microfibre upper, integrated heel counter and low profile design.
What it also brings to the party is a TPU control zone in the forefoot, which is designed to increase surface area on the ball when striking and make it easier to control the ball at high speed.
Umbro have also brought the A-Frame technology from the Speciali along, which got the thumbs up from Footy-Boots last year during testing. The idea is the A-Frame integrated with the lacing system, to pull the boot tight around the midfoot – this in turn helps lock the heel into place and minimise blistering.
Umbro also claim that the specially placed perforations enhance overall comfort in the football boot, and also assist in ventilation and weight-reduction.
Obviously one of the things that Umbro have to consider when developing the Umbro GT Pro is weight, and at 236g, it’s not a bad effort – in fact; it puts it in the same ballpark as the Mercurial Vapor VI.
What Umbro are really hoping will grab you, though, is the price!
At only £85′ for the top-spec Umbro GT Pro, this is the most economical boot to come out in a long, long time.
Expect to see this boot in action at the start of the new season, with it’s release date hitting in Mid-August.
What do you guys think of the Umbro GT Pro?
We’re getting sort of an ‘Old-School Vapor’ feel from the design; no fold-over tongue, Teijin Upper, very foot-hugging design.
Let us know!