Lotto are back with a new upgraded version of the first laceless soccer cleat ever released, the Zhero Gravity II. Kicking things off is this very sleek and sharp looking Risk Red/White colorway, which features a very Italian vibe thanks to the colors used.
Even though it is an upgraded version, the Zhero Gravity II doesn’t have many significant changes – it is just a bunch of minor modifications. The one noticeable difference is the removal of the TwistN’Go from the stud configuration. I had mentioned on several occasions, including in the review, that Twistn’Go seemed like the sort of technology that wasn’t noticeable in-game. Moving back to a more traditional conical stud configuration is a smart move in my opinion.
Price wise, this release hits the market at $219.99, which is the same price-point that the original was listed at.
Weight wise, Lotto has also looked at ways to drop things down, with the new version checking in at 8.8oz compared to 9.4oz for the original. This actually still leaves the Zhero Gravity as one of the heavier speed options on the market – but quite frankly, it is a pretty ideal weight when you are looking for a boot that offers a little extra protection and stability.
One of the boots unusual features lies along the front of the cleat, where you will notice a symmetrical design. This actually serves an important purpose, as the center of the design folds slightly to give you the best fit along the forefront of your foot.
Finding the right size is key to making these boots work for you. My primary problem while reviewing the original Zhero Gravity was that they never felt tight enough around the opening and I continually felt like I needed laces to tighten them up. Lotto have done a lot of work to create a fit that matches several foot types, but I don’t feel like they have covered (or even can) all bases.