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!
I think this is absolutely awesome. I have a pair of well-loved Speciali’s, so I’m a huge supporter of Umbro and the A-frame. If Umbro can make a kangaroo leather shoe as light as the Speciali was, it’s easy to see them making a speed boot. The price is fantastic too, since all the other speed boots seem to be $200+. They also look fantastic.
is that flywire i see??
i bet nike was heavily involved in the development of this boot
looks to be a promising boot. Definately looks like nike threw some ideas in their. Not to founf of this colorway but the silver/orange is an absolute beauty. and for thtt price, can’t wait till their on salee…
WOW Umbro are really knocking up the market now, I especially love how the new three silos of the Umbro boot industry (Speciali, GT Pro, Stealth) are all so cheap compared to boots from other brands. In this sense I feel it’s becoming safe to say that Umbro are providing the best value-for-money service in the modern day boot industry.
@tim: I think what you’re looking at is the A-Frame and simply the aesthetic design printed on it
Well jermaine defoe bagged a hat-trick for england in gt pros what say you of that?
damn all da best features on that boot, the design is messed up