- Nov 17, 2008
- Reaction score
what's the purpose of kangaroo leather for the soccer cleats?
We would like to welcome Craftsman Clothing back as an official Affiliate Vendor. Craftsman Clothing is a brand for the refined men who want to look good with minimal effort, and care about products that are well-made. In additon to being a go-to brand for all things essential, Craftsman Clothing also offers bespoke outerwear that’s uniquely crafted for you. Please visit their thread and give them a warm welcome.
STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.
Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.
Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!
From our website- “Kangaroo hide consists of fine collagen fibres that are concentrated, highly uniform and run parallel to the surface of the skin. These attributes give it a higher tensile strength than other skins. It's also uniquely airy on account of a thin grain layer and naturally low fat content, in addition to its lack of sweat glands and arrector pili muscles. As a result our boots have a distinctive lightness which enables gracefully agile footwork and unrivalled ball control.”what's the purpose of kangaroo leather for the soccer cleats?
Thank you again! Hope to hear some more after you tried them on the field. Keep us updatedReceived my cleats. Thought I'd give feedback.
Overall, great customer service, good product, more details below.
I'm a seasoned player, above average, so this will be a more technical review.
Adidas discontinued their Adipure line, which was their kangaroo leather cleat oriented for midfielder. I prefer Adipure line over predator because my foot feels much better in all leather and I have good enough control on the ball that predator skin is not needed. Naturally I'm always on the lookout for kangaroo cleats that can fill that void.
Communications started as soon as I placed the order, I received a total of 3 emails before the article arrived.
I received the item in the carton box. The box came with plastic corner protectors. Needless to say it arrived in perfect condition via express. The shoe color was a little disappointing. It appeared deep red on the website, but was just red. Pictures in this thread show the right color.
Leather feels amazing, inside lining is very very soft. I'm 43.5 and this fit tight, but will stretch just fine. Cleat frame is basic, stitched to the leather. Have simple stud configuration like Mundial. I do prefer Adipure studs because its better for lateral movement, but average player would probably not notice any difference. Btw I have not tried these cleats on the pitch yet.
Leather is reinforced via backing which seems to be fused. Kangaroo leather needs some reinforcement otherwise it overstretches. Overall very thin and I would expect good ball feel. Adipure reinforces via stitching and padding. Pros and cons to either approach.
One other thing I didn't like is that the shoes doesn't taper off in the toe area towards the outer side of the foot. This creates air pocket in that area. That's bad because it reduces ball feel and to removes some kinetic energy when hitting the ball. Because it's towards the outer edge of the foot it's not a deal breaker. But it could be improved.
In summary, I'm happy with the purchase. Will test these for couple months to see how they do.
Sorry my bad, when you request the return we will purchase the postage on your behalf! You can find all the info in the attached section in our website. If you're not sure about the sizing you can send us your measurements and we'll suggest you the best size to order.awesome, looks cool.
Gonna order a pair for myself. Wondering how does the free exchange works? Would u gonna include a return label in the shipment? And it applies on all orders right (I live in Canada). Thx!
It would be the same for Chile? Changes and returns would be covered by you?Sorry my bad, when you request the return we will purchase the postage on your behalf! You can find all the info in the attached section in our website. If you're not sure about the sizing you can send us your measurements and we'll suggest you the best size to order.
Sorry for the delay in replying! Unfortunately, double checking with my logistic team, they told me we can't cover the return of the shoes from all markets (as we don't have the ability to purchase pre-paid international returns) but, surely, we can process the return and or exchange with no added cost. When you request the return from countries where we don't offer free returns such that the cost of posting the return back to the UK or US is not covered by us.It would be the same for Chile? Changes and returns would be covered by you?