Darren Bent has been using his Twitter account to tell the world about his newly designed Speciali’s and now we can reveal that another of the big name Umbro ambassadors will be getting unique football boots to wear in the very near future.

Chelsea and Portugal start Deco will be sporting the Speciali’s with an exclusive soleplate design entitled ‘Believe’, which was created by acclaimed contemporary artist Stuart Semple.

umbro speciali deco believe

The idea behind this collaboration began months ago, when Semple was invited up to look at Umbro’s archives as his inspiration. Drawing on Manchester’s unique cultural heritage, iconic football imagery and ideas of strength and passion, Stuart created a piece of art that brought all these elements together.

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Stuart Semple in the Umbro Heritage room

Deco also has his name embroidered on the lace cover of the White / Black / Gold colourway football boots.

Speaking about his new footwear, Deco said:

deco umbro speciali It’s fantastic, they’re really different boots with a really great design, and I’m looking forward to wearing them in the next game I play in.

I’m sure the other players in the dressing room will be very impressed.

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It’s understood that a limited number of the boots will be made available for public purchase.

umbro speciali deco soleplate

Umbro’s reveal of Deco’s football boots follows the highly successful competition that ran at Umbro'¬†where fans used the customization tool to design one-off sole plates for the Speciali.

umbro speciali darren bent

Again, via Twitter, Sunderland striker Bent announced that he wanted to be part of the experiment, and after putting a few designs to a public vote, the Bent ‘Dynamite’ Speciali was born.

umbro speciali darren bent sole plate

There should be more coming out from Umbro regarding their sole-plate design competition quite shortly.

In the meantime, why not read up on the latest retail Speciali.

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  1. says: Adsy L

    To white for me. plys who’s ever gonna see them designs on the soles.

    Deco hardly sees any playing time why umbro has his as an embassador i dont know.

  2. says: Fuzzy

    Bent needs to go to the WC as an Umbro guy, and he scores more then Heskey and Cole, is quicker than Owen and has scored more than torres in the PL so far this season.

  3. says: ill-d

    adsy quit being a naysayer.

    cool idea, really like semple’s design.

    wouldn’t it be awesome if umbro had a nikeID type customization website where you could not only change up the colorway but upload an image to be printed on the sole like these designs?

  4. says: ill-d


    i just googled it, and i found that site where they had a contest for best designed sole or something of the sort, but not anything where you could have them actually produced. feel free to enlighten me, because if they do have the ability to upload a sole design AND have it created, i definitely have some specialis i want made!

    and i was also saying that, on top of that also upper customization would be nice (like the red pair souljamike would like)

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