Authentic. Traditional. Classic. These are the types of words that are bandied about anytime leather is used in this modern era of boot making, but what we’ve got here is the real deal; this is the Lotto Stadio Made In Italy, blacked out for the most aesthetically pleasing of presentations.

As a brand, Lotto have a deep heritage in the game, enjoying a period of dominance in the Europe throughout the 80s, 90s and early 00s, with the likes of Andriy Shevchenko, Paul Gascoigne, Laurent Blanc, Gheorghe Hagi, Cafu, and Clarence Seedorf all wearing their showpiece boot, the Stadio. It’s moment of glory came back in the 1998 World Cup, where it earned golden boot status on the feet of Croatia’s Davor Suker. And now it’s gone from being gloriously golden from a performance sense to beautifully black.


The Stadio, in its most recognisable black with green guise, enjoyed a rerelease earlier this year, but now Lotto please the purists by getting rid of the green for a delicious dose of darkness. In fact, the only visible hint of colour when the classic tongue is folded down comes courtesy of the Italian tricolour sign-off on the collar. It’s a mark of the quality of the boot and a callout to the fact that this is no standard variation – this is a Made in Italy boot, and that quite simply means premium.

Flip the tongue up and you can see further evidence of the origin of the boot, with the “Made in Italy” wording appearing below the only other flash of colour, the classic “Stadio” badge. The K-leather construction looks all the more supple and sumptuous and with the lack of colouring to distract, all attention is laid fully upon it. And rightly so. This is a stunning execution that fully earns the authentic, traditional and classic tags. 


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