Here's the very classy looking, latest addition to the Mizuno Supersonic Wave range. The next boot release from our favourite Japanese outfit is a Pearl/Black/Pink combination, and SoccerBible has full and exclusive photography of the football boot designed for the needs of a play-maker!
With a better fit, closer feel and improved control, the Mizuno Supersonic Wave quite subtlelt hides that it is one of Mizuno's most advanced football boots. Thanks to extensive testing and hidden engineering, Mizuno have created what they feel is the ultimate control boot – a boot that maintains unrivalled close control at speed.
The key to achieving this has been through extensive testing with J-League players, to understand how the foot behaves when dribbling at speed. Mizuno's key finding was that players use the lateral side of the foot to make small 'control adjustments or touches' to keep the ball close to the foot. Simply put; to improve touch, the lateral area is key.
Mizuno's answer to this lies within the upper of the new Mizuno Supersonic Wave II. As additional external support has been placed on the lateral side of the boot, to support the extra force exerted by the player on the outside of the boot. This keeps the foot held securely and allows a greater range of freedom on the ball.
Perhaps a more key feature of the Mizuno Supersonic Wave II is the unique Feather Touch System (FTS) on the outside of the toe-area, to benefit dribbling and control. Using two types of memory sponge under the upper, the FTS is designed to reduce the rebound between ball and foot contact.
The two different 'rebound sponge' materials that form the FTS system at the front of the boot are a low thickness MicroFibre synthetic found in the left half of the toe-box, which keeps the ball closer to the foot. And a K leather high rebound sponge makes up the remaining front area of the boot, providing a rich natural feel.
Two fundamental skills in ball control is pulling the ball towards you and rolling the ball away. Mizuno's highly considered Tiger Claw outsole provides optimum flexibility, traction and acceleration. The stud configuration offers a conical and balded stud shape with two densities that make the outsole incredibly lightweight – just 80g! The total weight of the new Mizuno Supersonic Wave II is a respectable 235g.
Every Mizuno boot comes with the guarantee of quality. The upper of the Mizuno Supersonic Wave II is a combination of performance and feel enhancing materials. The highly-regarded Mizuno Morelia Wave stitch lines are used in the upper of the Mizuno Wave Supersonic II for a great fit and feel. Other features include a k-leather tongue with mesh inserts and a soft touch collar with perforated collar lining.
The visibly innovative outsole of the Mizuno Supersonic Wave II comprises of a soft outside with a Pebax core, making it incredibly light with a soft feel. Weighing just 80g, the outsole is an astonishing 40g lighter than the likes of the Nike CTR360. And a reinforced mid-foot with flex grooves is complimented by the compact Wave insert under the heel of the outsole.
The new Pearl/Black/Pink Mizuno Supersonic Wave II football boots are available to pre-order now and are expected to be available from 1st February, for a price of around £120 GBP / $195 USD / €135 EURO. They're one of the markets more interesting leather football boots, and this new classy colourway is sure to be a hit amongst fans.
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