Pics: Adidas Has Launched A New Range Of Special Rugby Boots & They Are Glorious
adidas Rugby has today launched IGNITE, a new cutting-edge range of rugby specific boots.
They say the new range is designed to enhance player performance, deliver comfort and assist in the creation of on-field magic in one of the world’s most physically demanding sports.
Following intensive player feedback from superstars of the game such as Beauden Barrett and Maro Itoje and hours of research and development, the new IGNITE range drops four boots specifically designed for every player type and position – Kakari x Kelvar, Kakari Light, Predator Malice Control and Predator Flare.
The Kakari x Kelvar is made for the Engineroom – the tight-five. This boot features a 6×2 stud configuration and an advanced sock construction that offers greater ankle support. It’s also made of a special Kelvar material for extra durability.
The Kakari Light is built for the back-row Enforcers. The boot combines a lightweight upper and low-cut sock design giving players the explosive power they need to be first to the breakdown.
The Predator Malice Control is for the Playmakers. This boot features a new rugby predator system and asymmetric lacing to increase kicking control.
Finally, for the players who create magic – the Magicians – the Predator Flare. This super lightweight boot features a seamless sock construction and adidas’ patented SPRINTFRAME outsole.
The IGNITE Invasion pack will be worn exclusively by adidas sponsored Lions players during this summer’s tour of New Zealand, while The IGNITE Stealth pack will be worn by the All Blacks.