There will be a large show of different boots on show at the European Championships, with most brands bringing out a new colourway or range for the tournement. It may be the players themselves that make the passes and score the goals, however the boots they wear can significantly help them.
Adidas have released the Predator LZ for the tournement whilst Nike have bought out a whole new colour clash collection. Puma have gone for the same colourway on each of their boots and Umbro have kept to their English Heritage with the way inwhich they have re-coloured their range. We are going to give you a short review on a boot from each of these top manufacturers and the name of some of the players to look out for who will be wearing them.
The whole concept of the Predator LZ is to create a high performance boot, achieved through an array of innovative features across the boot. Made from a lightweight Sprintskin material and featuring an off-centre lacing system, players can be assured of an enhanced fit and supreme comfort across the whole boot.
Barely touching the scales at 200g (UK size 9), this feather-light boot has been specifically designed to fit around your foot like a second skin. The soft, extra-thin teijin synthetic leather adjusts to your natural foot shape whilst a removable perforated insole ensures breathability and moisture control when your feet start to feel the pace.
Speed is of the essence, delivered in abundance with the striking new Puma Evospeed 1 Euro 2012 Football Boot. Created from a soft and ultrathin microfiber material, the Evospeed 1 is one of the lightest football boots on the market. Designed to meet a criteria of “light, flex and fit”, this is the footwear worn by Puma athletes who deal in speed.
The boots feature a special memory foam pass pad on the instep to aid ball control, plus a silicon-bonded grip zone on the toe to improve touch. On the sole of the football boot, additional stud configuration allows players to pivot and turn easily, while the upper provides more strength and protection. With a larger strike zone and a built in sock liner for improved comfort, the Geometra football shoes allows the visionary player to stay calm and in control of the game.