This post comes as one of the perks of running a boot review website. We have been given the exclusive opportunity to check out and share with our readers a new prototype boot called the Power Zephyr. This boot is not currently on the market, so having the opportunity to check it out and offer the company some feedback is a lot of fun. In return for getting to check them out, I am going to ask you guys to help me out and leave YOUR FEEDBACK on the boots.
For those of you asking “Who the heck are Power?“, kick things off by reading this article posted a few weeks back. It includes images of all prototype colorways.
Checked it out? Ok – lets get to the goods on this one. Please note that I am making assumptions on many features of the boot, primarily because there is extremely limited information to go off!
Immediately, I am guessing that the Power Zephyr will eventually be seen as a new addition to the Speed boot category. The upper is a very unique microfiber that features a soft texture feel, not quiet a faux leather feel but there is a definite give when you push down on it. The fibers used actually align towards the toe, or they run from the laces straight down to the soleplate. The advantage to this will probably be seen in wet conditions, here the upper offers slightly more grip or tack than an ultra smooth material. I’ve tried them on and spent some time touching a ball and I have to admit that they have an extreme “Nike Vapor” feel about them, right down to the angle toe.
Then there is the super clean soleplate and Power has not skimped here. In order to ensure quality and a modern level of performance, a glass composite soleplate has been added, with the inner blade holding cell in full view. The blades are slightly long and the radius still needs to be trimmed on the edges, so I would expect this to be one area that looks extremely different in the future.. Inside the boot, you get a really nicely padded molded PU insole that has been perforated for extra breathability.
As it stands, this current prototype weighs in at 9.1oz, but I have a feeling that number will drop once the necessary adjustments have been made to the boot. Thus, it will be labelled as a speed boot come it at around the 8.5oz mark.
Finally, I love the design and look of this Black/Rose Red colorway. Something that companies really struggle with is adding their logo, keeping it simple and making it blend with the upper. When a logo is too prominent it can really take away from the focus of the boots.
Time for your feedback! If you have any comment on the boot – whether it be the overall make-up, weight or something about the design – let us know down below. We have limited information on when or even if these boots will be released on the US market, so I have also added a poll to get your thoughts on how much you would expect a pair like this to retail for…..personally I’m guessing around the $80 to $110 mark?[poll id=”24″]