Under Armour have been killing it over the past year with the SpeedForm CRM line that brought a new speed boot for the fastest players on the pitch to consider. Memphis Depay, being the headlining athlete, was able to debut some absolutely beautiful colorways that were both publicly released and exclusive to Depay.
It’s now time to unveil the next generation of speed for the American brand. UA have parted the curtains on the second generation of the Speedform with the new Under Armour Spotlight. UA know that some of the most popular players in the world focus on their speed. So UA decided to improve their SpeedForm CRM and tell fans to have “All Eyes On Speed”.
The Spotlight is the second generation of the SpeedFrom CRM and takes a lot of the same tech from the first generation, while improving the boot in other areas. It features the same Anatomical Heel Cup that helps lock you into the boot while protecting you from hard tackles near the back of your foot.
A new feature comes on the upper of the boot, which features a new Secondary Stretch Construction that will help in the fit around your arch that will also help you control the ball easier. This area is found on the inside of your foot and has a bit thicker of a feel than the upper found on the toe box and outside of your foot. The tongue is very thin and features small holes scattered throughout to help keep your foot cool in the heat of the summer.
The upper found on the toe box and lateral area is made from Asymmetrical Composite Textile that is a bit stiff at first but will soften up with use. The upper has scrapped the toe design that was on the SpeedForm’s upper that was made to aid in fit. That is now gone and the upper is smooth and does not have that same toe design.
There is also a Molded Support frame that is only found on the lateral side of your foot to give more stability while turning and running in a match. On the inside of the boot you find a boot without an insole as the boot has one built in with pads in aiding comfort. This time, UA added Internal Traction Underfoot, which is little X shaped grips that will help keep you locked in the boot.
The outsole is the exact same with the stud pattern and UA logo on the bottom remained unchanged. The soleplate is made from Pebax material that will not give you any stud pressure. After some break-in time the Pebax will become more flexible. There is a toe design on the bottom that is made for the appearance that you will be more locked in on this boot than any other speed boot.
Memphis Depay has already been spotted wearing a whiteout colorway of the new boot in Manchester United’s match against Bournemouth. Depay is the sole headliner of the boot and will be the first to wear any of the newest colorways that will come out over the coming months.
Pick up the new UA Spotlight from SoccerPro, coming soon. And stay tuned for a full review of the Spotlight and remember to keep “All Eyes on Speed.”