Hitting the market with a revamped look, the Joma Total Fit has been grabbing some attention over the past few weeks. First we had the Black/White/Flame Red colorway, but I think it is this fresh and very crisp White/Royal/Red that will appeal more to fans.
For those not in the know, this is the updated version of the Joma Total Fit, which has actually been on the market for a few years. Rather than renaming the boot or changing the title, Joma has stuck with referencing them as the Total Fit. There have been plenty of updates to the boot, all of which are detailed below.
In terms of retail, this new colorway hits the market at $149.99, which I’ve stated before is actually $10 less than the original Joma Total Fit release!
Changes to the One-Piece Upper
You get the same glorious one piece K-Leather found on the original Total Fit. Having one piece means that there is less stitching and less loosening up to be achieved through the upper. In other words, these boots are designed to start molding to your foot from day 1. You might have noticed the text located along the front of the boot, “Total Fit”. Its positioning is pretty self explanatory, and for those wondering, it doesn’t add any performance benefits. Finally, the heel counter has been bulked up a little to add extra protection, but even with this alteration, the boots still weighs in at 9.4oz – no change.
Improved Tongue Design
Joma change things up here, by removing the annoying flap tongue that I found I had to tie my laces over to keep in place. On this release, it is less obtrusive and seems to sit along the ankle lining rather than the front of the boot. Without wearing them, it is tough to tell how effective the design is comfort wise, but at least it is an area that Joma addressed.
This is an interesting change and one that actually modernizes the look of the boot. It is a very minimal off center lacing, but it makes a difference to how the boots look. And, this also allows for a slightly larger strike zone.
Soleplate – New Stud Configuration
This is where the greatest changes in the boot exist. Joma has completely redesigned the configuration and the stud shape. Rather than a thin stud, this version features a textured range of studs on the forefoot and blades on the back. It is a pretty dynamic change-up from the highly touted 360 design on the previous release. I much prefer this more tradition design and it has the potential to substantially improve traction.
What are your thoughts on this new look, and does it at all encourage you to buy Joma? Let us hear your thoughts in the comment section below.