This weekend, we got our first chance to experience the next generation New Balance Tekela v2 Pro, an upgraded version of the boot designed for players that want to set the tempo.
Just like the original Tekela, a soft and thin synthetic microfiber is used through the upper, offering a comfortable fit all around the foot. Added to that is the Kinetic Stitch embroidered bands, placed across key high stress zones, offering more lock-down and stability where you need it. You get a single piece collar that has a fully bonded “no sew” seam for superior midfoot lock-in and ultimate feel on the ball. Through the forefoot, there are reprogrammed, K-Stitch dynamic embroidered bands for definitive forefoot lock-down and aggressive cutting stability.
A few initial notes about the design. First, these are a much more dynamic version than the original, with the shape of the boot contouring directly up along the foot. When you slip them on, they seem very sleek and form fitting. Second, the stitching is again very prominent, with New Balance incorporating the technology in a more refined fashion. The added texture actually plays a pivotal role in how they feel on the ball. And finally, that collar really feel secure on foot, a little tough to squeeze your foot into but definitely worth it when you get them on foot!
Next up for these Tekela v2 Pro is a comprehensive review, and that is something we are already working on. If you have any performance questions related to them, drop us a message and we will look to get it answered for you!
The introductory version comes in a Deep Ozone Blue with a Bayside Blue soleplate, and a retail price of $215.95. You can find pairs already available at soccer.com.