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Mizuno Launch The 'Release Pack'

Getting fired up for the new season, Mizuno have launched the ‘Release Pack’, wrapping the Alpha, Morelia Neo IV β, and Morelia II, in some unifying red coats.

The 23/24 season is already well underway, and better late than never, Mizuno reveal their latest pack release, aptly named ‘Release Pack’ – either the marketing team ran out of ideas there, or it’s something to do with the release of energy and emotion that has been pent up during the off season. But what’s in a name, really? Nah, what we’re here for is some bright but classy visuals that’ll stand you out on the pitch, and in that respect, the Japanese brand delivers and then some.

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First up we get the latest generation upgrade of the Morelia Neo β, which is now up to mark IV. It is presented in a “Fiery Coral/Bolt” colourway, with those red hues playing the base role, and the flashes of yellow popping on the Runbird branding and through the heel cup.

In terms of tech improvements on the mark IV, it’s very much a case of tweaks rather than anything too radical. There’s a new upper mid foot mesh for improved fitting, and that combines with the updated knit pattern on the tongue and collar area, which has been raised by 5mm for improved fit. It’s also been improved with three-dimensional stretch properties allowing better comfort around the top of the Foot. The sockliner lining material has been changed to provide more grip as well as a more luxurious first touch.

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Moving on to the Alpha, and it adopts a similar “Fiery Coral” base colour, albeit with some hits of white to differentiate it. That white, like the yellow “bolt” colour on the Morelia Neo IV β, takes up position on the Runbird logo, alongside the yellow accents, which also appear through the soleplate.

The Alpha is a straight-up lightweight speed boot, weighing in at a mere 195g. But it’s not just the light weight of the boot that makes it fast. Mizuno Enerzy foam (no, it’s not a typo) has been included to provide enhanced cushioning and energy return, while the Engineered Fit woven construction offers a perfect fit. It’s a step away from the traditional leather that Mizuno are so synonymous with, being totally synthetic, but if you prefer a bit of leather then the options are there for you…

Yes, if you prefer a traditional take all round, then look no further than the Morelia II, which completes the pack in a contrasting “White/Fiery Coral/Bolt” look, where the white is the base colour, with the red on the branding and yellow accents continuing the through line for the pack.

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Daniel Jones

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