Applying one of the most iconic names in football to a boot is quite a statement indeed, so let's take a look at the latest instalment of Pele Sport's 1970 football boots. With a classic Black/Orange colour combination, the new Pele Sport 1970's feature all the hallmarks of a premium leather heritage boot.
Think Pele, and it conjures up images of samba flair, lifting World Cup's and mazy runs. Think leather football boots, and you think great ball feel, comfort and an upper that shapes to your foot. Combine the two and you end up with the Pele Sports 1970 football boots, so take a look at these latest editions and leave your opinions with the SoccerBible community online, on Twitter and on Facebook.
Pele Sports football boots are named after the World Cup tournament's in which Pele became a global phenomenon. The 1970 World Cup, where Pele most noticeably rose to prominence, saw Brazil dominate the tournament. Fittingly then, Pele Sports chose this momentous year to name their top-tier football boot.
Despite brand association with the likes of Puma, these Pele Sports football boots are a first foray into the boots market for O Rei, so the 1970 set out with a primary focus on premium quality. The upper consists of a one-piece kangaroo leather material, ensuring minimal stitching for a great fit. The kangaroo leather undergoes an incredible 150 separate processing steps before the final production stage to guarantee maximum quality, and is finished with an all-over print application to enhance ball touch.
You can see by just looking at the boots that when it comes to comfort and fit, the Pele Sports 1970 soccer shoes really excel. Attention has been firmly placed on crafting a shoe for all round quality. Although they're new to the boot market, the 1970's offer a retro feel with a comfort you'd usually associate with football boot classics!
Of course, so much premium leather means the boots sit firmly outside the speed boot weight range. The Pele Sports 1970 football boots tip the scales at 320g (11.3oz). The weight of the shoe has been sacrificed for comfort, but you certainly get a lot of classic retro boot for your money!
The quality of the upper is emphasised through the boots clean, classic design. The iconic Pele signature adorns the outside heel of the boot and tongue, coloured to match the stitching around the heel area. Modern design takes over the sole plate, with a dot matrix style print pattern made from number ''10s'' – the number made famous by Pele.
The Pele Sports 1970 football boots are offered in both fixed firm ground and traditional 6-stud soft ground sole plate options. No detail has been spared, with graphic attention given to each individual stud and the Pele signature also featuring on the outsole. The mid-sole also offers improved achilles tendon support through a 5mm raised heel area.
The new Black/Orange Pele Sports 1970 football boots will be available to pre-order from early July and will retail worldwide for just £125 GBP / $170 USD / €145 EURO
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