Umbro's popular heritage football boot returns for another colour-up just in time for the 11/12 season! In typical Umbro fashion, the new Black/White/Neon Speciali R soccer shoes combine simple elegance with modern design.
Built for today's player who favours a classic look, the Speciali R combines tradition and modern innovation. SoccerBible is your only destination for an exclusive look at Umbro's new boot. Take a look and share your thoughts with the SoccerBible community online, on Twitter and on Facebook.
The Speciali has built a reputation for comfort and feel. The new Umbro Speciali R, 'R' standing for 'Revolution', is the latest in a new line of modern Speciali's. The new colour-way combines a black/white upper with a contrasting outsole. The bright neon green gives the boot a distinctive look, providing a strong contrast with the classic upper.
The new Umbro Speciali R football boots feature new design innovations that bring the iconic Speciali into the modern game. Constructed with Umbro's new leather material, 'Kanga Touch', the Speciali R is noticeably lighter than ever while maintaining the soft ball feel the boot is famous for.
The leather vamps at the front of the Umbro Speciali R are designed with the classic Speciali stitching to hold the shape of the boot and maintain consistent performance. They also feature a newly engineered toe box which offers more room and feel than ever before on a Speciali.
The unique A-Frame structure remains the boots stand-out point. The A-Frame ensures the required support and good fit needed during movement and ball striking. Sitting between the A-Frame construction is the newly designed lightweight tongue – a new feature for the Speciali R that replaces the traditional fold-over tongue.
The Umbro Speciali R football boots are equipped with a lightweight compression moulded in-sock, with Poron pads designed to provide optimum comfort. The Poron inserts allow optimal stickiness, protecting your foot from slippage and rubbing – a feature used in the T90 Laser III.
A TPU injected plate with blades delivers extra traction in the forefoot area of the boot. The Umbro Speciali R football boots are available in both FG and SG sole-plates, suitable for all playing conditions. The new Speciali R is a step forward in Speciali design, providing a sleeker and lighter boot than ever before.
The new Black/White/Neon Umbro Speciali R soccer shoes will be available to pre-order from early July and will retail worldwide for just £80 GBP / $130 USD / €95 EURO.
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