Umbro Launch Medusae Boot and Neo Pro Glove
Representing the brand’s first ever laceless leather football boot, the Umbro Medusae III Elite combines the touch and speed of the previous generations with an innovative one-piece K-leather upper for comfort, while playing on soft natural ground surfaces.
With the new season well underway, Umbro have combined the same look for the ‘Neo Pro’, a goalkeeper glove for the ages.
Taking inspiration from the Umbro Speciali glove the backhand features embossed neoprene across the thumb and fingers and wrist areas which is designed to aid articulation and flexibility in the joints, allowing keepers more freedom when moving their hands in to either a catching or punching position. The wrist throat is extended to ensure a secure and snug fit, while the side entry gusset enables the keeper to easily take the glove both off and in dry and wet conditions.
The wrist strap also has a micro injection pull tab which is designed to use when closing which will prevent the latex snagging on the hook a loop closure, giving the latex a longer life span. The backhand features a unique punch-zone which is stitched and then bonded with a new hot melt tape which ensures the backhand retains shape and fit whilst giving an abrasive surface that adds power and accuracy to punched clearances.
The palm of the glove also features an extended wrist zone for more ball to latex contact when catching and is made from Umbro’s exclusive “Elite” latex which is manufactured Latico in Germany, which for all glove experts is well known as pretty much the one stop shop for elite level latex! The one designed exclusively for Umbro is an elite latex that is perfect for use after prewash in all conditions.
The glove is available in 2 cuts, the seamless roll-finger and negative. It has been tested extensively by amateur and professional players for over 12 months prior to retail, with feedback from the players informing the finer details that complete the design.
Both the Umbro Medusae III Elite and Neo Pro Glove can be bought NOW at prodirectsoccer.com