Mizuno, a world leader in running shoes, football boots and other types of sporting footwear,has launched their latest high performance football boot, the Wave Ignitus 3.
The Wave Ignitus 3 emerged following two years of research and development.Working in collaboration with top Japanese football player, Keisuke Honda (CSKA Moscow and Japan International), the engineers at Mizuno answered his request for some additional shooting armoury for ‘deadball situations’. The aim was to add increased pace to the ball with a more forward-kicking approach. The R&D team analysed Honda’s new forward kicking approach and when striking the ball it was evident to apply some form of technical panel on to the top and medial side of the vamp area.
The top of the foot was then layered with a fin shaped technical panel called Tatekaiten (Japanese for top spin). When the strategically placed fins make contact and rub against the ball during the kicking motion, they force the ball to rotate with 17% increased ball revolutions.The improved (longitudinal) ball revolutions deliver more pace to the ball and when struck the ball rises then dips at a forceful pace, a feature useful when taking freekicks.
Further along the vamp area, the technical panel also features another new update, in the form of a more flexible Yokokaiten (Japanese for side spin) panel on the instep which creates extra (latitudinal) ball revolutions for improved side-spin and accuracy when wanting to curl the ball. Also following on from the Ignitus series, the Mukaiten Panel (Japanese for non-spin) is still included in this third edition. As the original technical USP, the application of non-spin movement reduces the rotation of the ball, improving players’ execution of ‘deadball situations’.
Additional updates include a premium synthetic lightweight upper, reducing the weight of the boot, and a brand new outsole cleat design aimed at reducing stud pressure and improving traction on the turf, featuring a more supportive lateral bridge to offer more stability in the mid-foot area.
The boots also feature a vibrant colour way of blue and yellow.
The Wave Ignitus 3 Weapon Selection
Tatekaiten (“Top Spin”)
What is it? Firm PU flared fins that create added friction upon ball contact to increase longitudinal rotational top spin.
What is the impact?Increased pace with furious dip towards goal.
Yokokaiten (“Side Spin”)
What is it? Flexible PU patterned panel that creates added friction on ball contact increasing latitudinal rotational side spin.
What is the impact? A more controlled curl.
Mukaiten (“Non Spin”)
What is it? Placed on the in-step, Mukaiten’s special material makes a clean ball contact without applying any revolutions to the ball.
What is the impact?An unpredictable flight.
DETAILS & FEATURES:
” RRP: £130
” Colours: Vibrant Bolt / Victoria Blue / Chinese Red and Silver / Black / Autumn Glory for style and class and boots that stand out
” Weight: 230 grams ( based on UK 8 )
” Material: Prime Skin synthetic upper, Lightweight & supportive sole unit
” Size splits: 6 to 11, 12,13 (UK)
For more information about Mizuno or any of their products, contact them on +44 (0) 1189 362 100 or visit their website at http://www.mizuno.eu/
Since its founding in Osaka, Japan in 1906, Mizuno has become a leading-name brand in the performance footwear and sportswear industries, with products available in more than 50 countries worldwide. Mizuno specialises in designing and manufacturing footwear for running, football, handball, volleyball and myriad other sports using innovative technologies unique to their brand, including Wave, Dynamotion Fit, and SR Touch, offering footwear renowned internationally for its suitability to particular sports, athlete types and performance styles.
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