This is a boot that has been released for a few weeks now, but I thought it would be worth including on the site for you Mizuno fans out there. Yes, we still don’t have direct access to the Japanese boots here in the US but this version of the Morelia Neo MD is actually the lightest boot they have produced and it is steeped in history and tradition. This colorway is officially listed as Blazing Yellow/Malibu Blue, which is quite ironic since it seems like such an American defined colorway.
Everything in the construction of the Neo contributes to a boot that can accommodate for the key demands of the modern game. From the most precise technical handiwork to its smallest features such as the eyelet and stitch lines, this is a boot that has been crafted to become unrivaled in terms of the softness, comfort and feel.
The boot is constructed using lightweight kangaroo leather which shapes to your foot giving an excellent feel and touch on the ball. A shortened tongue and lighter heel tab further contribute to the Neo’s reputation as one of the lightest leather boots currently in the football market. A graded pebax sole plate improves durability and grants exceptional flexibility whilst also being much lighter in weight than a regular TPU sole. The Morelia NEO MD utilizes different densities in the heel and forefoot which creates a flexible yet rigid, supportive unit. A classic molded stud pattern offers the player superb firm ground traction and comfort while also reducing stud pressure.
Other highlights of the Morelia Neo MD are the 13 specifically positioned PU studs in place to reduce stud pressure and offer excellent foot holding, traction and comfort as well as the Dual Injected Outsole which was designed to further enhance the flexion and spring of the boot whilst the footballer is accelerating.
There is only one real place to find Mizuno boots in the US – search eBay Listings.
As a final added, bonus check out the pretty cool and detailed “Lightweight Engineered Craftsmanship” video below.