Umbro continue to show they're on the upswing, putting themselves right back into the game with the official release of the anticipated Velocita Pro speed boot.

With the juggernauts of the football boot world moving away from the traditional elements of speed-boot design in 2015, the launch of the Umbro Velocita might just be a stroke of genius. The Velocita Pro focuses on the fundamentals of speed while taking the odd design cue from its competitors, but it's by no means a bootleg.

The Umbro Velocita packs some nifty tech, sitting proudly on top of a newly designed lightweight sole-unit, made up of a mixture of conical and diamond shaped studs for maximum traction and agility.

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A redesigned skin sees the benefit of using a single, one-piece ultra-lightweight microfibre upper, giving the boot a degree of natural elasticity. Umbro's unique A-Frame system embedded into the upper helps to give a more natural and seamless fit. The tech doesn't stop there, with a lightweight Pebax outsole featuring external heel counter for support and protection.

Weighing just 165g, Umbro's lighest ever football boot, the Velocita Pro will definitely put the cats amongst the pigeons. What's more, the launch colourway is wonderfully dubbed "Nimbus Cloud/Dark Shadow/High Rise/Pink Glo". Of course it is. 

The new Umbro Velocita Pro is available from select Umbro stockists including Pro-Direct Soccer. As always, let us know what you think in the comments below.