There was an unexpected arrival at SoccerBible HQ this morning! The new football boots just keep on coming and we're certainly not complaining! After the come-down of the Nike Superfly III release, our friends at Hummel have brought something entirely different to the table with these new Black/Neon Yellow Hummel Legend football boots.
We can't get enough of retro football boots here at SoccerBible, and they don't come much more classic than Hummel. Steeped in history, the iconic trademark chevrons are instantly recognisable across the world...
Last summer, Hummel made a bid for attention with the release of the Old School Star series that celebrated everything we fondly remembered about the Danish brand. Now, nearly a year on and they are making their presence felt once again!
These new Hummel football boots are fresh out of the factory so not a great deal is known about them. One of the most unique features of the new Hummel Legend football boots is the retro pattern that runs the entire length of the super soft k-leather upper.
Hummel has almost a legendary story attached to the history of the brand. The pattern inspiration came from how the Egyptians communicated and left their mark for thousands of years through use of iconic graphic monogram designs. The dates included in the design signify key moments in Hummel's history that have been communicated in the time line on the heel of the boot.
One thing you instantly notice with the new Hummel Legend boots in hand is the quality of the leather. Hummel have built a reputation on high quality football boots and the super-soft k-leather upper on these new boots only emphasis this fact.
Constructed from a high grade Kangaroo Leather with good stretch properties and high tear resistance for a comfortable, glove-like fit and added ball control, the upper of these Hummel football boots also features a professional fold over tongue.
No doubt the SoccerBible team's favourite feature is the professional-standard fold over tongue (more boots should have these!). To add to the retro authenticity, the fold over tongue features a monogram of Hummel's most iconic boot from their archive!
It's not all old school design as there is some technology talk about. Hummel have incorporated a ''Durable Flexsole'' mid-sole and added an anatomically moulded cushioning sock-liner for improved comfort.
A classic traditional styled lightweight moulded stud out-sole 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. A TR injected internal heel counter and a soft leather lining only add to this feeling of comfort and stability.
Today's modern football boots look like they’re from another planet when you compare them to the Hummel Legend boots! It's always interesting to hear the SoccerBible communities opinion on retro boots so let us know what you think...
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