Here is a pretty important topic that I’m very eager to get reader feedback on.
In your opinion, what do you think of the dramatic shift we are currently seeing toward lightweight boots?
It seems that every company is focusing on releasing lighter and lighter boots – and I’m not sure any company are ready to give up the chase to produce the lightest boot on the market. In years past, it was more about producing the highest quality boot and weight never seemed to be an issue. If a boot had a K-leather upper and weighed in at 11oz it was a winner – but over the past 2 years synthetic and lightweight is the “in” thing.
You simply have to look at the likes of the Puma evoSPEED 1 SL (5.6oz), Nike GS (5.6oz), Adidas F50 adiZero (5.8oz) and the Pele Trinity 3E (5.6oz) to know that there is more than one company in the race. Puma have even changed up the tradition King series and produced a lighter, more modernized boot.
Ultimately, is this a trend you think we will continue to see or will there be a point where players demand more than just the lightest boot on the market?