Many would consider this new rendition of the Warrior Gambler to be a vast improvement visually from the original release, as debuted by Marouane Fellaini this past weekend in the Manchester Derby. His performance wasn’t of the highest standard on the day, but the White/Pink/Black colorway looked pretty slick with the Manchester United kit.
On this version, Warrior has gone with a Black/White checkered mesh design around the back of the boot. The Pink takes over most of the visual detailing, leading all of the Warrior branding and enhancing the look of the Ace Plate on the boot’s instep.
This is another release we have to wait for official availability in the US. Expect to see them hit market by October 1st.
The highlight of this boot is the Ace Plate region. This is the visually prominent region that sits along the instep or the control zone. It is intended to allow players “Deal out killer passes” with a lot of texture providing a unique touch and control on the ball. During testing, I found it to be especially effective when controlling long balls. When a teammate really drills a pass in your direction, the added dimensions provides a cushioned effect and helps keep the ball close.
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When you add that to the performance benefits of the High Roller zone (which sits along the side of the strike zone) it makes for a great region for placing bending shots on target or simply bending soft through balls for players to run onto.
So, what do you guys think – this White/Pink version or the original Black/Green? Which would you wear?