Without having the opportunity to announce their release on SoccerCleats101, the Under Armour Hydrastrike Pro II just arrived in for testing. What is even better is the fact that this White/Yellow/Midnight colorway is making its US debut right here!
UA has implemented several key changes on this boot from the original Hydrastrike and I have to admit that they have moved things in the right direction. First thing is the colorway – plain and simple it works. There is no fussy design or crazy criss-cross patterns. Instead you get a white upper, with some Navy midnight and yellow detailing. The second major change lies in the soleplate and other than the fact that it creates a very modern look, I can tell that there is way more flexibility around the forefoot. The stud shape is also very unusual and I am interested to see how they hold up on FG surfaces.
The Hydrastrike II currently retails for $124.99, keeping them at a very affordable price-point compared to the market. See more images and read more details about the boots below.
Of course, UA keeps some consistency in the boot by sticking to a soft K-Leather with UA’s patented H2Oi water intelligence technology, which repels water enhancing comfort and control. And you also get that fantastic Micro™G midsole layer that has consistently been a highlight of UA boots since the first pair they released.
I’m already planning on getting these in to testing to see how they perform in game. Everything from the outside looks improved, but is in-game where we will actually find out if UA has achieved its goal of creating a more responsive boot.