A lot of you have been asking about the Pele Sports range and when/where they will be available to buy. Well, the Pele Sports team just informed me that the full range is now available to buy over at soccer.com.
I recently reviewed the Pele Sports 1970 and they produced good results, particularly if you are in the market for a comfortable boot that offers protection and an amazing leather upper. Right now, you can get your hands on 3 different boots that are named after the years Pele won the World Cup – 1970, 1962, 1958. The 1970 is top of the range and comes in at around $160, excellent value for a top line boot. The 1960 is priced at an affordable $120, while the 1958 (currently only in Jr sizes) will set you back $75.
Whats with the leather?
The first thing you will notice about the 1970 is the incredibly shiny leather upper. I have spent a lot of timing marveling at how it actually looks and feels! The entire upper of the 1970′s is a one-piece kangaroo leather, one-piece in order to minimize seams. The leather undergoes an incredible 150 separate processing steps, some of which include:
- Hi-tech polymer treatments provide permanent water resistance, yet preserve breathability.
- A permanent branding process prevents fading and keeps the K-leather color-fast.
- A secondary tanning process protects against sweat damage.
- A friction enhancing treatment is impregnated in the fiber structure of the leather. This means it won’t wear off, like a coating treatment.