If you don’t know them already, prepare to be amazed. Read along, as we take a closer look at the Mizuno Morelia Neo football boots, which are nothing short of an engineering and football boot technological masterpiece. Yeah, I’m not selling them short here I know, but believe the hype!
To get to know the Morelia Neo speed boots better, the way to go about it, is to learn how they were first invented. The Neo is in essence the fully modernised, geared for greatness and technologically juiced up version of Mizuno’s all time classic leather boot, the Morelia. The Morelia was always renowned for its indescribably soft leather upper, so when the designers sat down with the idea of making a modern version of it, there was no way they were ever going to remove that.
Now I don’t blame you if that just doesn’t compute with you somehow, because here in Europe, leather uppers and speed boots just don’t go hand in hand. But that’s just because you’ve never tried or held the Mizuno Morelia Neo. They feel sharp, they look sharp, they sit tight to your foot, they do everything a speed boot does and everything people thought leather boots weren’t capable of. I’ll just say it again; Believe. The. Hype!
The tight fit and close to the ground feel comes in great part thanks to the boots unique rounded shape, which gives a barefoot feeling in a completely unique way. Add to that, that the sole has been made more flexible in key areas and you get a boot that can match any other speed boot on fit and free, natural movement.
The star of the show is however still that leather upper that I keep banging on about. I mean it’s just absolutely out of this world and what sets this boot thoroughly apart from other boots. The leather is immensely soft and the way Mizuno have added it to the boots entire upper, without compromising by using synthetic some areas, just shows their commitment to making the products as good as at all possible. Starting to believe the hype or narw?
The Mizuno Morelia Neo comes in two models, which can both be seen in the pictures above. The one is made in Indonesia and the other at Mizuno’s own factory in Japan. I’m not going to slate the Indonesian version too much, but after feeling the leather on both of them I would never consider getting anything other than the MIJ version. If you’re wondering which is which on the picture, the one with the gridded Mizuno logo is the Japanese version.
We hope this helped shed some light on one of the world’s leanest and meanest speed boots, which despite its leather upper still manages to stay below 200 grams. What do you think about the Mizuno Morelia Neo - are you as hyped as we are?