I’m a pretty conservative person, I keep myself to myself, my football playing style is not too different as I am mainly used as a midfield destroyer, my main job is to make tackles, win the ball back and make a simple pass to a more creative player.
So it’s fair to say I don’t like to draw attention to myself, this brought me a dilemma recently. The kind people at Mizuno sent me a pair of the outstanding Wave Ignitus 3 to review and I loved how they performed but felt uncomfortable in the Yellow/Blue/Red colours, they were a bit loud for me.
As I loved the boots, I decided to change the colour by attempting to black them out, the results were surprising but in my opinion very positive.
I used a product called Dylon leather shoe dye, with the boots being synthetic/rubber fins and plastic heel counter I wasn’t sure how they would turn out.
At first coat, I was very disappointed as they were a brown/bronze colour, after the second coat I was very impressed as they were a solid black colour all over. So, to test the dye out I decided to take them for a run and kick about in the rain, and I was shocked with the results.
The dye came completely off the plastic, the dye stayed a solid black on the rubber strike zones and fins and the synthetic yellow material turned a golden colour with the detailing that was barely noticeable turning black, this gave the boots a very unique look that I love. What else is interesting is the different look the boots have in different lighting.
What do you guys think and would you like to see a colorway like this released?