Just spotted this company last week and their new soccer cleat release, the Zygo Deztruct. I have to admit that these soccer cleats are some of the strangest looking I have ever seen. I am intrigued at the idea of placing what look like suction cups you would use to pin something to your bathroom wall on the front of a soccer boot! Personally I am not too sure about the release as touch and feel on the ball are very important parts of my games, but if the likes of the Nike T90 Laser III and the Adidas Predator X are anything to go by, there are players who sway towards the idea of technology that enhances power and swerve.
Zygo are an Australian company (based out of Melbourne) who have been working on developing a cutting edge boot since 2004. The result is the Zygo Deztruct, a soccer cleat designed using strategically positioned pods along the front of the boot. For a more in-depth review of what the pods actually do, I took the below from Zygo’s website:
The pods perform like a spring, storing and releasing vital energy. The ensuing friction provides exceptional grip – assisting ball control and accuracy. The instep zone amplifies spin and swerve. Inspired by the human fingerprint, the energy pod’s design stimulates feel by absorbing pace when receiving passes, and provides larger ‘sweet-spots’ to reduce your margin for error.
I spoke with the Zygo team earlier in the week and they reiterated the fact that they are focusing on the Australian market to start, so don’t expect to see them in the US anytime soon. Starting locally is a very wise decision, and I wish the Zygo team every success as they look to make a name for themselves in the market. If you want to know more about the range or buy a pair, check out the Zygo website.
I know there are a lot of soccer enthusiasts from Australia that visit this site, if that is you leave us some comments on what you know about the boots and if anyone has actually worn them please let us know how they perform!