The first official boot release of 2012 has landed! SoccerBible can unveil the new Umbro Speciali III Pro football boots. The highly anticipated release marks the beginning of an exciting year for football boots. Umbro are the first brand on the 2012 boot calender with the fantastic looking Speciali III.
Ready to hit our screens soon, the Umbro Speciali III Pro will be worn by Umbro professionals including John Terry, Andy Carroll, Darren Bent, Michael Owen and Pepe. The popular heritage football boots have a loyal fan base stretching back years. The latest update has an exciting year ahead and is sure to be met with a strong response!
Armed with an all new design, the Umbro Speciali III takes over from the popular Speciali R as Umbro's headline heritage boot. Built for today’s player after the classic look, the latest Speciali updates combines tradition and innovation. Launched in a sharp new White/Black/Nectarine colourway, the new Speciali III is a fresh take on one of the games most iconic football boots.
In an effort to reduce weight and maintain quality, the Umbro Speciali III utilises a combination of full-grain leather and microfibre materials. The forefoot and instep comprise of a full-grain leather, ensuring the Speciali's famed quality and comfort, while the rest of the boot is made from Umbro's Kanga-Touch material to help make the boot lighter.
Umbro have redesigned the Speciali III sole-plate, now featuring four newly introduced blades under the heel in place of the conical studs of former models. The lightweight TPU outsole offers excellent forefoot flex and heel stability, ensuring stability during fast movements while a new injection insole provides further mid-sole and heel support.
Another new feature of the Umbro Speciali III football boots is the asymmetrical lacing. This allows for a larger striking surface, giving you improved contact when striking the ball. Further comfort across the boot is provided through the new tongue which is designed with a full length internal memory foam, while microfibre collar lining ensures a soft fit.
As one of the games most iconic boot ranges, the new White/Black/Nectarine Speciali III will debut this weekend in the worlds oldest and most famous club competition. The FA Cup returns to our screens with some mouth-watering third round fixtures and Speciali favourites John Terry, Darren Bent, Andy Carroll and Michael Owen are all expected to debut the new boots alongside the new Umbro Neo Hi-Vis football!
Umbro have a reputation for delivering high quality football boots at affordable prices. Hitting stores from January 20th, the new Umbro Speciali III football boots will retail worldwide for around £80 GBP / $130 USD / €95 EURO and will be available in both the White/Black/Nectarine and Black/White/Blue colourways.
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