Football boot release: Umbro Geometra Pro

SportLocker are excited to announce the release of an Umbro football boot that can really compete with ‘control’ boots like the Nike CTR360 II and new adidas adiPower predator.

Yes readers, the Umbro Geometra is built and primed for all those visionary pass masters out there.

Boasting a whole host of technological features, the latest edition to the Umbro football boot family is set to be a hit with both punters and pros alike – and SportLocker can bring you exclusive images!

Manchester-based Umbro has been at the heart of English football for 87 years and has applied all this experience and craftsmanship to its boots.

The Geometra lines up alongside the world-renowned Umbro Speciali and the Umbro GT to form a range of boots which caters for all types of player.

Each Umbro boot is designed with a different player in mind. The Geometra boot is built for the visionary; the player that stays calm and controlled on the pitch and always finds their pass. The Umbro GT celebrates speed, attitude and individuality whereas the Speciali is built for the purist – the lover of craft and quality.

And just like the new England away kit, the Geometra combines the comfort and fit of Umbro’s English football tailoring heritage with the latest in football performance technology.

Firstly, the boot features a memory foam ‘pass pad’ on its instep to help ball control, whilst a silicon-bonded grip zone has been added to the toe to help touch and feel and allow the player to add increased loft and spin to the ball (that is the theory, anyway).

Another unique feature is the specialist sole with a new stud configuration. The pivot zone pressure point takes inspiration from a squash shoe and allows players to turn away from trouble even in the tightest of situations.

The Geometra also features an off-centre lacing system to create a larger strike zone which also allows for a wider opening to the boot to aid comfort. A built in sock liner that hugs the foot to create comfort also leads to extra grip on the foot.

But perhaps the most impressive aspect to the Geometra is the full grain ceramic leather upper.

This is thicker than your average leather and helps build more strength into the pass and provide more protection. Safety is further improved with the inclusion of a solid heel wrap and stabiliser – so there will be no need to pull out of those 50-50 challenges!

England international and new Liverpool midfield maestro Jordan Henderson, who wore the Geometras throughout the U21 European Championships, said of the boot:

The new Umbro Geometra boot is perfectly built for my game. The memory foam pass pad and bonded grip zone help with my passing and the large strike zone is ideal for shooting.

“As well as being comfortable, the boots keep your feet protected which is really important as a midfielder. I can’t wait to play in the Geometra boot over the season ahead.”

The following players will be wearing the Umbro Geometra over the 2011/2012 football season:

  • Jordan Henderson – Liverpool and England
  • Joe Hart – Manchester City and England
  • Diego Capel – Sevilla
  • Benoit Tremoulinas – Bordeaux and France
  • Deco – Fluminese and Portugal
  • Phil Jagielka – Everton and England
  • Jonas Gutierrez – Newcastle United and Argentina
  • Nedum Onuoha – Sunderland
  • Luke Williams – Middlesbrough and England Under-17s
  • Michael Mancienne – Hamburg and England U21
  • Lucas Digne – Lille
  • Kelly Smith – Boston Breakers and England Women
  • Rachel Yankey – Arsenal Ladies and England Women

The white/black/red Umbro Geometra Pro will be available from August in blade, soft and hard ground versions priced £130 from Pro-Direct, Kitbag, Littlewoods and Harrods.

And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a SportLocker BGT (that’s a ‘Boots Get Tested’ feature, nothing to do with that talent show on the TV) on the Umbro Geometra Pro – as we promise to put them through their paces in the coming weeks!

Let us know what you think of the new Geometra with comments below!

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