Under Armour are back with another pretty classic looking design – the UA Hydrastrike. I have to admit that every time UA releases a new boot, I become more impressed, and I honestly think they have what it takes to really start gaining a piece of the market. As an everyday player, I am extremely eager to test out what this latest release has to offer. A sweet design with a decent price tag (these come in at $124.99) make them really appealing!
So, what do they have to offer. For starters, Under Armour use a K-leather upper that features a new moisture-shedding H20i technology. The concept behind this is to shed moisture and encourage a bone-dry touch on the ball. I have a feeling that this is intended more for wet fields and conditions than dry. I have always been a fan of the comfort insoles UA include, particularly evident while testing the UA Dominate, and on this version you get UA’s foot-morphing 4D foam. And finally, at 9.6oz these boots are built for control and players who like to get on the ball.
One aspect of this release that I admire UA for how they have stuck with a simplistic design and classic colorways. In my opinion, it send out a message that they are releasing boots designed for performance, which is quiet the opposite of the recent UA Blur Capri colorway released. To kick things off, there is a Black/Ivory and a White/Toxic/Black.
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