The Lotto Stadio is one of the games great football boots, unless you've already worn a pair you may not be aware of their quality leather performance and craftsmanship. Now Lotto have released a series of eye-catching new colours, a statement of confidence in their iconic boots...
The four new colours are Blue, Orange, Yellow and Dark Red, so there's a colour for all types of players and team kits. But what impresses us the most is Lotto are happy to blend their logo into the upper, a move we can't imagine the likes of Nike, adidas or Puma taking but a real statement to the pedigree of the boot. The focus is on the quality and performance of the kangaroo leather upper, it's not about branding as the Stadio is crafted for performance.
Lotto may not be able to write the same cheques as other brands, but what they have cannot be brought, it's boot heritage and a reputation for crafting quality football boots. Many a boot fan will recall a Lotto boot they've worn with a glowing review. Lotto's success seemed to kick-start during the eighties as they attracted famous names like Ruud Gullit, Dino Zoff and Thomas Muster, and as they've proven with these Lotto Stadio Primato's are still crafting boots to perform at the highest level.
The soft ‘K’ leather used to make the Lotto Stadio Primato football boots retains that famous Italian comfort and flexibility. The upper is water-repellent, and as it's super soft kangaroo leather gives an excellent touch and feel for the ball. The colours add a nice personal preference to your boot choice, and the boot is finished with a classy Italian flag stitched onto the heel.
The Stadio Primato outsole is stitched to the upper to increase the longevity of the boots. Lotto have resisted the temptation to use their Twist'n'Go sole-plate, as used on the Zhero Gravity, Fuerzapura and Futura football boots, instead the Stadio utilises traditional conical fixed polyurethane studs to offer stability and traction on natural firm ground surfaces.
Lotto have upgraded the Stadio Primato soccer cleats to perform in the modern game with their 'Puntoflex' and 'Shock-off' technology. The 'Puntoflex' is incorporated in the outsole, and enables the foot to flex correctly in the boots, whilst giving an excellent elastic return to assist quick acceleration, agility and movement. The 'Shock-off' is integrated into the heel area of the anatomical insole, as a shock absorbing material made of low density polyurethane to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury.
We're loving that Lotto have taken the step to release a new version of the Stadio's, and the colour updates should compete in the modern marketplace. Unfortunately, for the time being they are only available in the US, which if you're in Europe might mean waiting a little longer for your boots to be shipped over. The new Lotto Stadio Primato football boots are available to order now, for a reduced retail price of around $80 USD.
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