Asics may not enjoy the same coverage as some of their rival boot brands, but that in no way means they don't produce quality football boots. We received a pair of the new exclusive Asics Lethal Tigreor 3 football boots at SoccerBible HQ to share the full tech specs and images with our fans.
In the United States and on British shores, boot fans may be less familiar with the Asics Lethal Tigreor football boot. But for some years now, the Asics Lethal Tigreor series have been making a huge impact on the Serie A pitches in Italy. These latest versions are the third incarnation of the Lethal Tigreor, recently debuted at the World Cup by Italian forward and playmaker Antonio Di Natale, and Asics have been busy making improvements to their popular range.
In a nut shell, the new Asics Lethal Tigreor 3 football boots have been redesigned with player comfort, posture, form and performance in mind. This latest Tigreor boot is one of the most biomechanically sound boots on the market, with performance enhanced by a kangaroo leather upper for comfort and ball feel.
The current trend in the boots market is to produce lightweight boots, a trick that hasn't passed Asics by, as they have reduced the weight of the Lethal Tigreor 3 by 35 grams. To improve comfort and feel the upper is Kangaroo leather, the best natural material available, and the insole is compression moulded for additional cushioning to protect the body.
Engineered to be more stable in the midfoot, the new Asics Lethal Tigreor 3 soccer shoes support the metatarsals (particularly the fifth). Asics have also raised the heel by 10mm, this 10mm difference in height between heel and forefoot offers the best biomechanical position. This protects and enhances forward motion, and reduces load on the achilles tendons, calf muscles, hamstring and back.
Available in both a soft and firm ground sole-plate, the Lethal Tigreor 3 football boots feature an external PU heel counter and Asics' Solyte polymer outsole. Providing support and torsional stability, the Solyte proprietry cushioning material delivers an exceptionally lightweight mid and out-sole with excellent bounce-back and durability.
The latest incarnation of the Asics Lethal Tigreor 3 football boots are expected to be in high demand when they are launched late July/early August, as they are only available at selected retailers. A boot that's more traditionally popular on the continent, there's no denying the Lethal Tigreor 3's are constructed to a high standard, and present good value for the £90 GBP / $135 USD they can be purchased for.