We have seen some excellent releases from Umbro in recent times, and this colorway release in the Geometra Pro range continues to increase their stock. This is officially the White/Red/Kingfisher colorway, as debuted over the past few weekends in the EPL – you might have spotted players such as Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson wearing them.
Umbro offered us a unique opportunity to own a pair of the new colorway, before they actually hit the US market, which we gratefully accepted! I recently had the opportunity to test the Geometra Pro and was extremely impressed with what they have to offer, so needless to say I expect nothing less of this version.
What really differentiates these boots from the rest of the market is the strategically positioned ECZ, or Energy Control Zone. This is the padded region that sits along the instep (as pictured below) and it makes for a fantastic addition, particularly when you go to take long passes out of the air. In fact, it is the best piece of technology I have seen added along that region of any boot on the market! The concept of padding the region makes complete sense, and Umbro employ a Teijin medial pad with memory foam to do so.
Another aspect of the boot that helps in terms of control is the silicon-bonded grip zone that sits just above your big toe. It sort of feels like a suede and it adds some extra grip and better touch, helping to improve control. It is especially effective when you are playing in wet conditions, as the region almost feels a little rougher.
This latest colorway is very sharp and they offer a complimentary look to most team kits (Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Barcelona all included), although there is the obvious concern of keeping the white K-leather upper clean! Since I had such a positive experience while reviewing the Geometra Pro first time around, I am going to take advantage of this pair and will update with a second report in the next few weeks. They are not yet available to purchase, but for those interested in the range, check out the latest Black/White/Sharp Green/True Red release.
Once they hit the market, they will retail for $170. Shout to Umbro for sending the boots over, make sure to follow them on Facebook for all the latest news on their end!