Next up in our series of lifestyle shoe releases is the highly polished Pele Santiago. If there is something that Pele Sports are doing right, it is there lifestyle range of shoes and these make for a pretty perfect soccer meets fashion wear around shoe. In other words, if you are that guy who likes to wear a pair of sneakers to a club (or a wedding…ahem) then you might want to spend some time checking the Santiago out.
When it comes to the name, the Santiago was the stadium in Chile where Pele won his second world cup title in 1962. Pele Sports are evoking memories of days when people stood by their black and white TVs tuned into watch one of the greatest players of all time celebrate another monumental moment in his career. There is nothing complicated about these shoes, instead they offer a traditional feel in a very modern up-scale package.
If you are interested in any Armador colorway, they can be found on WorldSoccerShop.
Each shoe is constructed completely of a soft and very clean leather. Other than some stitching to give them shape, there is not a lot else of note to watch out for. If you look at each tongue, you will notice that different woven label logos have been added and there is the traditional Pele Sports branding on the heel. Turn the boot over and you will see that a vulcanized rubber outsole has been added, with different iconic symbols creating the definition. Each of these symbols is a link to Pele and Brazil.