With Pele Sports headed for the horizon and plenty of their boots being sold off at ridiculously low prices, we wanted to share one last moment with the highly developed Pele Sports 1970.
If you are new to the boot world or just haven’t heard of the 1970 before, it was a release that focused on the fundamentals of the game, designed to provide players with a comfortable and durable experience. The first thing you will notice about them is the incredibly shiny leather upper. The entire upper is made of a one-piece kangaroo leather, which means less seams in the design. The leather also undergoes an incredible 150 separate processing steps before it becomes a finished article!
Some of these steps 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.
While we find the new superlight boots very interesting from a design perspective, we wonder about their utility for a true all-around player. By our definition, every player should be prepared to track back on defense, make hard challenge when necessary and play aggressively for 90 minutes. To do so requires great fit, support and comfort – Pele Sports (in 2010 during the boots release)
One important thing to note about these is how they fit. My advice is to order down a half size as they size longer than most boots on the market. As a regular 9US, they fit me way too long, so the 8.5US was the more appropriate size. They also have plenty of room for those of you with wide feet.
Initially, this was a boot that we didn’t quite appreciate enough even after testing them. But as we move on from the brand, there is a need to at least acknowledge what Pele Sports tried to bring to the market and the effort they put into creating what is a quality heritage boot. If you have the chance to pick up a pair before they disappear, I recommend it. Given that they have an original retail of $180 and are listed for $26 – $37, there really isn’t a lot to lose on experiencing a pair!
Find the remaining pairs of these boots available on Amazon.com.