Thursday, September 20, 2012
Mizuno Estrela Neo
On Friday I managed to order my first pair of Mizuno soccer cleats. Currently you are a unable to purchase them in North America but with the help of the Internet can get them anywhere else in the world. This boot is the tier two boot of the Mizuno Neo line. The Neo is famous for being extremely lightweight (around 6.5 oz) while still being kangaroo leather. The Estrela (what I purchased) is below the Neo Morelia but is still 6.7 oz and leather. It is tough to say whether this shoe is half kangaroo leather and synthetic or natural leather and synthetic. The Estrela model like many other models is only available to those in Japan. This Japan exclusive has a soleplate made specifically for hard ground and artificial turf, which should be perfect for my indoor season.
I first got attracted to these shoes by watching Brazil's Hulk and my brother wearing them. I have had a craving for another lightweight boot and was deciding between the adidas adiZero F50, the upgraded Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII and these, so hopefully the Mizuno Estrela Neo is my fix. Stay tuned for their delivery and review!