A lot of you have been asking about the Pele Sports range and when/where they will be available to buy. Well, the Pele Sports team just informed me that the full range is now available to buy over at soccer.com.
I recently reviewed the Pele Sports 1970 and they produced good results, particularly if you are in the market for a comfortable boot that offers protection and an amazing leather upper. Right now, you can get your hands on 3 different boots that are named after the years Pele won the World Cup – 1970, 1962, 1958. The 1970 is top of the range and comes in at around $160, excellent value for a top line boot. The 1960 is priced at an affordable $120, while the 1958 (currently only in Jr sizes) will set you back $75.
Whats with the leather?
The first thing you will notice about the 1970 is the incredibly shiny leather upper. I have spent a lot of timing marveling at how it actually looks and feels! The entire upper of the 1970′s is a one-piece kangaroo leather, one-piece in order to minimize seams. The leather undergoes an incredible 150 separate processing steps, some of which include:
- Hi-tech polymer treatments provide permanent water resistance, yet preserve breathability.
- A permanent branding process prevents fading and keeps the K-leather color-fast.
- A secondary tanning process protects against sweat damage.
- A friction enhancing treatment is impregnated in the fiber structure of the leather. This means it won’t wear off, like a coating treatment.
with these kind of shoes do you recomend to apply leather food after ever use bryan
Because of how the leather is treated, I don't think leather food is necessary to apply. I would just keep them clean and dry after use.
do u recomend these cleat for a goalie? if not, what cleats do u recomend?
They are definitely a great boot for goalkeepers. Another good option are the specifically designed Uhlsport cleats. I also found this article on what goalkeepers wore during the 2010 World Cup, it might give you some good tips!
unfortunately the tongue-less version for this isnt in K-leather.. argh
I noticed you said on your site here that you have never tested a nomis boot, did you notice the striking resemblence the pele sports has to the nomis spark or glove? I wouldn't doubt if they were produced in the same factory, many of the processes you described for the pele boot sound very similiar to the nomis processes.
The only thing I dont get is that you seem to really like this boot, yet you bashed on the nomis brand citing they should have released a more simple boot to start with?
You should check out the Pele Sports 1970 in Testing post for more on my thoughts of the Nomis/Pele Sports debate!
In terms of bashing the Nomis Spark, have you seen what the boot looks like? Would you not agree that an all black release is a little more appealing?
Thanks for the heads up on the review Bryan, living in North America I have never had a chance to try on the Nomis to see how they actually feel, but in terms of looks, I rather liked them, but of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and to each his own. After reading your review and seeing that Pele has some Nomis people working for them, i can understand why the shoes have similiar lines and such. I have been an Adidas man my entire life for cleats, but I am definately curious to check out Peles new line of boots.
Keep up the good work.