Not a boot we have covered much since their release last July, but an ultra fresh version of the Umbro GeoFlare has been released to coincide with the kick-off of the World Cup – Chile international, Maurico Pinilla, will be the player to spot wearing them. From a performance perspective, there is an important update on this version of the boot, with Umbro employing a slightly different upper. It’s the same material used on the both versions of the GeoFlare, except with some added textured detailing on the front area to help with control control, rather than the ‘pads’ that were on the previous GeoFlare.
The textured visual pattern is actually a nod to Umbro’s classic Italia 90 designs, which you might not be able to spot on first glance! The colorway is official listed as a pretty complex Green Gecko Camo/Blackerry Cordial/Safety Yellow.
Built from a lightweight microfiber upper, the GeoFLARE features an enhanced re-ground rubber print at the toe to help control the ball in wet weather conditions while not compromising on design. Control is pushed further by the embossed medial pass pad, created purely for enhanced ball dampening and control.
A new re-engineered lightweight insole has also been developed for the GeoFLARE alongside a high visibility neon sprint plate for grip and comfort.
Again, Friday is the date to expect the on-pitch debut of these boots when Chile take on Australia. This particular colorway is not yet available in the US, but for anyone interested in a pair, check out the current GeoFlare line-up at soccer.com.