If there is a brand making moves on the market right now, it is Under Armour. The American brand has been producing some of the most comfortable boots on the market of late, with the UA Speedform easily fitting into that bracket. Added to the high performance characteristics, UA has added a spectacular colorway, listed as a Military Camo. As much as they blend in with the outdoors, the bright pop of Glow Orange creates a standout effect with high contrast on the pitch.
You might have spotted Memphis Depay switching between different Speedform colorways of late. The Manchester United winger is currently the lead advertising figure for the range, and this release has actually been personalized just for him. On the heel, there is a large “Memphis” hit that matches the name he places on the back of his jersey. In an italic font, the addition provides a vibrant visual that sets these apart from other Speedform releases.
Limited Edition pairs available from soccer.com.
Hot off the heels of our Speedform review, I can tell you that the Memphis/Under Armourpartnership is a perfect match-up. The brand is heavily invested in making a mark on the soccer market, while Depay is ready to prove his worth at the highest playing level. As he develops, he becomes the perfect platform for UA to showcase their products. And in turn, UA are likely to create ANY boot that caters to his needs. In other words, both brand and player can help each other develop.
I’m a big fan of what the SpeedForm has to offer and highly recommend them as an option for pacey players. Or, for the matter anyone who likes to attack! At 7.8oz, they don’t line up as one of the lighter on the market, but they are well balanced and proportioned for a high level of acceleration. UA use a single piece upper with the sport’s first-ever articulated toe box area in play – the ridged area seen across the forefoot. Following the contours of your toes, it is intended to mold perfectly to the foot to eliminate distractions. In terms of touch, the overall composition is about as natural as you can get. I can’t get over how supple it feels for a synthetic and how it still provides adequate support right across the forefoot.
From the one-piece upper material to the polished, chrome soleplate everything comes together in a perfected speedcentric way on the Speedform.
You can find pairs of this Limited Edition boots available from soccer.com.