Archive for the BOOTS Category

I WANT TO BE PELE’

Posted in BOOTS, JUST SOME NEWS on September 7, 2010 by danielecleacc

This black boot has subtle elements of style: the three stars of Pele’s World Cup title, his signature and the small ’62’ on the tongue flap, but who is this boot designed for: the professional player or the young Pele supporter?

You may think that boots signed by a great 60s champion are designed for players who like old times and tradition, but it isn’t so and you  easily realize it is offered in both fixed firm ground and traditional 6-stud soft ground sole plate options. Modern design takes over the sole plate, with a dot matrix style print pattern made up from different number “10s” – the number made so famous in Brazilian yellow by Pele.

The player who goes for this boot is different from the others: he is a player who is not impressed by  the top brands ads but who simply feels more motivated by wearing the same boots as the best football player in the worl, who feels that these boots can give him a touch of that Brazilian-style enthusiasm for the game!

THE BOOTS THAT RUN FASTER

Posted in BOOTS, EQUIPMENT on August 20, 2010 by danielecleacc

The Puma v1.815 Ferrari. With speed in mind, Puma have teamed up with the big boys for their limited edition v1.815 Ferrari boot which was released today.

The high-tech v1.815, with its aerodynamic silhouette, pays homage to Ferrari racing cars and is designed to be one of the lightest and fastest boots on the market.

The lightweight Pebax® frame constitutes the outsole base and houses a carbon fibre composite insert that enhances speed and stability. The transparent outsole offers a unique look at the boot’s engineering, while the forefoot stud configuration ensures smooth ground penetration, as well as optimal traction and maneuverability.

The upper’s lightweight textile material is highly abrasion-resistant. It has been treated with a dirt and water repellent coating to ensure an unprecedented ball touch.

The minimalist external heel counter provides protection from external forces and supports the heel and ankle during sudden direction changes. The rear stud configuration is designed and positioned to support natural running movement.

The heat cut around the eyestay provides additional flexibility and softness, enabling the shoe to be tied around the foot like a glove. The off-centered lacing increases the kicking area, improving pressure distribution and reducing force from ball impact.

If you think all of the above sounds impressive, then this could be the boot for you. But be warned, you’ll need a fair bit of cash and some luck. After being in development for over 2 years, the Puma v1.815 Ferrari football boots have retail price of around £250 and only 815 pairs are being made available worldwide from 27th March to coincide with the start of the 2009 Formula 1 Grand Prix season.

CTR360

Posted in BOOTS on August 19, 2010 by danielecleacc

Hi guys,

as you’ve seen, i’ve been talking about soccer world, but now, i’ve a different subject to talk about…

last monday I went to a football shop and I decided to buy my new pair of boots, there were only two pairs that captured my attention

Nike CTR360

Adidas Predator

as my tradition wants, i bought another pair of Nike. So, let me talk about this wonderful pair of boots!!!!!

It’s been one of the most talked about football boots of the year, the latest addition to the Nike football boot family,

Nike has the Total 90 Laser II for power, the Superfly and Vapor for speed and for touch, and the Tiempo for elegance . Today they reveal the fourth boot in their line up, the eagerly anticipated CTR360.

The elite level boot is the CTR360 Maestri for which Nike say they have pushed the technological boundaries to create a boot with greater control. Working with their stable of top internationals  Nike have come up with a boot that will deliver from the last line of defence to the first point of attack.

Nike has developed the revolutionary KANGA-LITE synthetic leather that mimics the supreme feel of kangaroo leather, while maintaining its performance in all conditions and allows for a snug fit.

This boot has been created to assist  the player in three direct areas. They are: receiving the ball, controlling the ball and distributing the ball.

The retail price of this wonderful boots is: 150 €, but i paid only 120 €…not bad if you think that they are shoes used to kick a ball!!!

TIEMPO FUGIT…

Posted in BOOTS, HOW IT'S MADE on August 15, 2010 by danielecleacc

In 2006 Nike released a limited edition boot exclusively designed to be worn by Ronaldinho during the FIFA World Cup. The peculiarity of the boot was its gold colour which just added to all the classic Nike Air Legend attributes of touch, control and comfort.
The decision of making that boot, was taken to increase the sales of the basic Tiempo Air Legend boot, which appeared to be too poor in comparison to more fashionable shoes designed by competitor manufacturers. It was a great decision because this marketing strategy permitted people to appreciate the Tiempo Air Legend, not only for its new colors but above all for the comfort and high quality of materials.

Ronaldinho himself had a hand in the design of his personal boots, adding his nickname to the insole and the R and 10 (inspired by a motif on his personal neck chain) to the tongues of the boots!

Key features of the boot were:

  • The upper made from a supersoft ”K” leather which created instant comfort and touch combined with feel and lightweight responsiveness., a perfect example of how the confident poise and playmaking skills could match the attributes and stength of the chosen boot.
  • The innersole included the famous Zoom Air for protected shock absorbtion, while the high-tech moulded sockliner added comfort and cushioning.

The result of this marketing strategy was an immediate boom in sales: every boy, every would-be football player, wanted to wear the same boots as Ronaldinho!!

As a consequence of the huge success of Tiempo Air Legend Nike decided to produce also Tiempo Air Legend II and Tiempo Air Legend III.

THESE AREN’T BOOTS, THET’RE SLIPPERS – GOLDEN SLIPPERS

Posted in BOOTS, FOOTFASHION, SPORT-MAN on July 13, 2010 by danielecleacc

Pantofola d’Oro is an Italian manufacturer of football boots, clothing and leisure footwear.

The company can trace its roots back to 1886 when the old Lazzarini cobbler’s shop was founded in Ascoli Piceno.

During the fifties, Emidio Lazzarini took over the business from his father. He was a wrestler and the shoues he wore when he competed were absolutely uncomfortable and unsuitable. Since Emidio was a born shoemaker, he decided to make his own wrestling shoes. These were much softer and moro comfortable than the ones he used to wearing. Word soon spread over Emidio Lazzarini’s new wrestling shoes and he began making bespoke shoes for many other wrestlers as well.

After years of “making-of” wrestler boots, Lazzarini contacted the local football team, A.S. Ascoli and began making customised football boots for the team. The players found the boots so comfortable that many of them became his regular clients.

Within a short space of time, the boots improved in quality. They were renowned for their exceptional softness and comfort allowing the player’s foot room to move, whilst giving outstanding ball control. Emidio Lazzarini’s secret lay in the soft calf-leather he used for the sole plate. rather than the more common heavier leather, and the boot’s ergonomic form, which perfectly followed the contours of the foot.

John Charles the legendary Juventus player, came to hear of these handmade boots, and was an early customer of Lazzarini’s. And it was John Charles who gave Lazzarini’s football boots their name: “These aren’t boots, they’re slippers – golden slippers”. The italian for golden slipper is : Pantofola D’Oro.

Love, hard work and commitment allowed Lazzarini to build some of the best football boots in the world, so far form the ultra-modern, technological shoes, made only for “business” and NOT FOR PASSION. Of course he made a lot of money with all the contracts that he signed, but the main purpose of his work was to make a boot that “fit good”, beceause a man with a comfortable shoe, is an happy man.Pantofola D\’oro