Joma has created something quiet unique with the Total Fit by simply going back to the basics of creating a classic soccer cleat. At first glance, the Total Fit looks like a pretty simple cleat, very plain and ordinary – without any added elements. But the fact that they are created from a single piece of K-Leather makes them unlike any other boot on the market. I wore a size 9US in the black version for testing, and had the opportunity to wear them in around 6-8 training’s and 2 games.
The Joma Total Fit breaks in as sweet as a nut. From day 1, they feel great to run in. I recently saw an interview with Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina who stated that they were one of the most comfortable boots he had ever worn, and I tend to agree with that statement. The fact that these boots are made from one piece of leather has a lot to do with the comfort. Having one piece means that there is less stitching and less loosening up to be achieved. In essence, these boots are designed to start molding to your foot from day 1. It is always nice to go through your first training session feeling like you have been wearing them for a while, and that is exactly how these were. I never felt the need to change out of them, in fact I was tempted on occasion to wear them home (not really.)
I am normally a size 9US, and wore a size 9US for this review. The Total Fit fits a little long and slightly narrow, but unless you are a small size 9 (have about a finger width of room in a size 9) I would stick with ordering your normal size. I actually enjoyed the fit as they easily mold to the shape of your foot.
Technology and Design
Joma has created a new multi-stud design that is lightweight and fixed with a more narrow arch than in previous models. Ten studs line the forefront, with 4 on either side and 2 in the middle. The design allows for complete protection round 360 degrees of the foot. You also get the one piece leather design, which I am thoroughly impressed with! Joma use one piece of leather that wrap your whole foot. The only stitching that exists is on the outer joining of the leather, so the cleat is completely smooth all the way around to the back of the cleat. There are no fancy elements or added features, you are getting one piece of k-leather attached to a sole-plate, with some laces to keep them on your feet. Plain and simple. But again, don’t let this fool you, there is a lot of quality involved! The current range comes in two colorways, a straight up black and a plain white. They have that old school look about them.
Because the leather is so soft, I found that when I left them in my boot bag and they were leaning against something else, they actually sort of folded in. Lets be honest, knowing your leather is that soft and responsive is a great thing (it will mold to your feet!) My solution was to use shoe horns (or just stuffing the toes with paper is sufficient) to keep them in shape. Another issue is the tongue, and I found I had to tie my laces over them to keep them in place. Again, not a huge issue but it is worth noting.
I like these boots because of their simplicity. So many companies are currently trying to add new features to their boots, make them lighter or add safety elements. Joma keep it simple, and go back to a classic look in doing so. Weighing in at 9.4oz, these are a perfect compliment to any player on the field from the back line to forwards. They can’t be classified as a Power boot, or a Speed boot, they are more of a hybrid! If you are in the market for a pretty simple boot that will fit well and is not flashy, definitely consider the Joma Total Fit as an option.
*To really understand the quality of the leather, click on the images to enlarge them