Michael Dawson will wear the debut’ Electric Blue/Academy/High-vis Yellow colourway of the Under Armour ClutchFit Force‘ as Tottenham Hotspur are set to face Chelsea this coming weekend.
Additionally, Cameroon international’ Benoit Assou-Ekotto will wear a bespoke pair tonight as the Lions take on Portugal in the International friendlies tonight ahead of an official retail date for the ClutchFit football boots this Spring.
Under Armour have been burrowing their way into the football boots market since around 2009 now, and in that time have become regarded for creating some of the market’s most comfortable boots.
Now, on the Under Armour ClutchFit Force, UA are looking to create a boot that delivers that brand-famous comfort, but creates an absolutely killer fit.
Now, a good fitting boot is one thing, but a truly performance fit is another – getting the boot to move with the foot whilst still offering traction and protection is a challenge that we’ve see designers start to tackle only recently.
Here on the ClutchFit Force, Under Armour’s ClutchFit system is transplanted from the brands American football cleats.
The textured material you see works with the upper of the boot and the symmetrical lacing system to create an absolutely out-of-this-world fit.
Spurs skipper Michael Dawson has been wearing a prototype pair of the Clutchfit since this weekend.
The upper itself is a’ Trivela performance microfiber upper that boasts two-way stretch capabilities, allowing the boot a great amount of ‘give’ for a synthetic, meaning the player can lace the boot up snug whilst still getting a natural sense of movement in the foot.
The rubberised 3D-printed external layer also has the added benefit of improving contact with that ball in any conditions.
Inside the boot, you’ll also find the same MicroG technologies and 4G foam footbed to help keep your foot as comfortable as possible.
The soleplate also boasts a top amount of tech, too.
The FG model is packing the PlasmaX soleplate that, again, has proven a success with American football players.
Uniquely-shaped studs operate on a plate designed to mimic the skeletal structure of the foot for support and traction that will also move and flex with the feet.
The SG model uses a variant of the CoreSpeed plate we’ve seen on the HydraStrike II. However, Under Armour have followed the trend of using a combination’ of fixed TPU studs and six removable studs in heel and forefoot for traction and stability in soft ground conditions.
Launching in the Electric Blue/Academy/High-vis Yellow and’ Blaze Orange/High-Vis Yellow/Black colourways you see here, the Under Armour ClutchFit Force‘ is shipping from selected US retailers this month, and is expected in Europe in March.
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