We love new football boots at the SoccerBible. We love retro football boots too. Infact, it is simpler to say we just love football boots full stop. So when these new Hummel Old School Star Pio Football Boots turned up at SoccerBible HQ, straight away it was the perfect combination of new and retro boots!
Check out our exclusive gallery on Hummel's new 2010 release, the Old School Stars Pio...
Hummel is steeped in history within football, where those iconic trademark chevrons are instantly recogniseable across the world. The Old School Stars series celebrates everything we fondly remember about Hummel - but with modern materials, craftsmanship and production.
The Old School Stars Pio is the top of the range edition. Constructed from a thin, lightweight high grade Kangaroo Leather these boots offer a genuinely glove-like fit once on. The great stretch properties and high tear resistance of the supple leather give this comfortable feel and give outstanding ball control and touch.
A classic traditional styled lightweight moulded stud outsole certainly compliments
the retro look. Again the chevron logos feature here, running the length of the sole and following the natural arch of a foot.
It is not all old school design as there is some technology to talk about. Hummel have incorporated a "Durable Flexsol technology" to the mid sole area and added an anatomically
moulded cushioning sockliner for more comfort.
A TR injected internal heel counter
and a soft leather lining only add to this feeling of comfort and stability.
No doubt the SoccerBible team's favourite feature is the professional-standard fold over tongue (more boots should have these!). Covering the centred laces cleanly and stylishly is the Hummel wordmark - a tough choice between this and the bumblebee logo.
The distinctive double chevrons adorn the instep and outstep of the boot, finished with a classy reflective touch to highlight the premium feel of these boots. On other releases in the Old School Stars range, this amends to a white stitched logo which still looks stylish and clean.
These Hummel Old School Stars Pio football boots are available to pre-order now ahead of a 1st July retail release. If you want to get your hands on a pair, you'll be looking at around £80 GBP / $120 USD for these top end editions.
Hummel have also released several takedown versions, with varying qualities of upper material to suit more limited budgets.