Introducing the boots the legendary Ryan Giggs will wear at the Stadio Olimpico in the Champions League Final - the new Reebok Instante Pro football boots.
This Cobalt Blue/Neon Cherry colour way will be sported by Giggs whilst Reebok stable-mate Thierry Henry will wear the Black/Neon Yellow editions in the same match. Check out all the photos and info as Reebok look to gate-crash the speed boot sector...
The Instante Pro sees Reebok step into the fierce competition that is the speed boot category. In a category almost obsessed with shaving ounces off the weight, it is good to see substance and comfort is not forgotten and this is where the Instante comes into its own. The boot was never going to compete with the likes of the Puma v1.815 Ferrari or even the Nike Superfly in terms of hitting the scales, but then it is not trying to. What the Instante does do well is take the best elements form existing speed, power and heritage boots to create an overall boot that will appeal to a greater audience.
If comfort is your thing, then you won't be disappointed with the Instante Pro. Coming up on the slim fitting side, the inside of the boot features a SmoothFit lining and a non slip
lightweight sockliner. The idea here is that the boot moves in harmony with
the foot and is comfortable at all times. The main upper element features a mesh-style design, with plenty of vamps surely intended to aid swerve, spin and accuracy.
Reebok have also included both their Power Unit and Power Frame technology in this boot. Visible on the outstep of the boot and on under the toe area the Power Unit Lite aims to provide a solid support for the foot and allows only a one way flex of the boot - intregral to improving shot power.
Once again bucking the trend for speed boots, the Instante offers a centred lacing system without a lacecover. This reflects the closest to traditional design and feature from this vibrant looking boot. The large Reebok insignia also remains on the external heel counter - a real love it or hate design feature from the Valde Pro.
Available in both soft and firm ground sole plates, with the Firm Ground boot featuring 13 moulded rounded studs ideal for firm and hard ground. The Soft Ground boot has 6 removable metal studs ideal for extra grip on softer ground surfaces.
The Reebok Instante Pro is available from today as a pre-order, hitting the shelves in early July. Both sole plates and colours are expected to retail around £100 GBP.