Monday, 24 April 2017

Exclusive: First-Ever Umbro Knit Boot - Medusae II Elite Leaked

We can exclusively reveal that Umbro is close to launching its first-ever knitted football boot, just over a month after the brand released its first high-cut model as an exclusive for the Brazilian market.

Inspired by most other brands, most notably Adidas and Nike, Umbro finally joins the wave of knitted football boots that has been flooding the market since three years. Having chosen the Medusae as the first Umbro boot to receive the knit treatment, Umbro is poised to release the second-generation of the control boot in a range of colorways. Both other current Umbro soccer cleat models, Velocita and UX Accuro, will remain unchanged for now.

Umbro Medusae II Elite - Black / White / Poison Blue
This image shows the second-gen Umbro Medusae II Elite soccer cleat.

A setup not unlike the very well-received Puma evoTOUCH, the Umbro Medusae II Elite cleats aim to combine the best of both worlds - the touch of a classic leather boot and the fit and durability of a modern cleat.

They feature a half k-leather, half mesh upper that is combined with a one-piece knit tongue and collar solution. Umbro's trademark 'A-Frame' structure in the midfoot stays and should further help to provide lockdown.

According to Umbro, the knit allows for a reduction of weight while improving stability. The Umbro Medusae II Elite boots weigh in at a mere 185 grams.

The sole plate remains unchanged compared to the first gen of the Umbro Medusae and is essentially still the same as on the Velocita.

The Umbro Medusae II Elite cleats will be released shortly, retailing at €220.

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