6.2 Concept FG case study part 8 > final samples

After more than 6 months in development and numberous revision to pattern, color, and technical construction the first final samples of the 6.2 Concept FG are complete.

Click the Read More link below for more detail pics and an overview of the technical features.

Jeg har Karakter (I have Character in Danish). This inscription under the flip over tongue embodies the concept of the entire 2006 hummel Football Footwear Collection. Focused on developing unique, individual products that capture the essence of the unique individual player types on any team, the collection, and 6.2 Concept FG relates directly to the personality and character of those players.

The 6.2 player is above all an individual, confident, and looking for excellence to express his/her personality. Unlike everybody else. The 6.2 Concept FG is the boot for that player.

The 6.2 Concept FG features-

Supple, soft engineered SuperMicrofibre upper

hmlFIT dynamic lacing system for support and control

Lightweight Microfibre full lining construction

Pig Skin leather collar lining for comfort and luxury

Natural Pig Skin leather sockliner

CM EVA molded performance removable sockliner

Injection molded nylon internal midsole

hGRIP firm ground (FG) traction outsole

Limited Edition Colorway Black/White/Pony. Exclusive production limited to 1923 pairs worldwide. (The hummel brand was established in the year 1923. More info to come soon on this special release!

More pics and info coming soon.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a big expert in soccer boots, but I've noticed that lace straps inside the shoe are left uncovered. I could think there is a partial inner bootie for the forefoot/medial area, but quite a big portion of them seems uncovered.

Is it done to save weight? Did you tested this solution in the past or it's just a common detail for soccer boots? In basketball shoes those straps are ALWAYS covered from a lining layer, so it's interesting for me to see this different construction....

Ciao MC from core

6:36 AM  
Blogger The Directive Collective said...

thanks for the comments.

yes, the lace webbings are left uncovered on the 6.2 Concept FG. There is no inner booties on this shoe (it is the 8.2 Concept FG which has the inner sock).

The lacing system has been designed sa you see it to actually improve fit. because the lace webbing is attached only at the top of the eyestay and inside the shoe at the edge of upper and insole board, the fit when lacing actually helps to better contain the foot, acting like a cage.

it is not a normal detail in soccer boots, but i know i have seen similar construction in some running shoes and also fitness shoes. not sure if i have ever seen it in basketabll shoes.

as for testing, we have carried out lots of testing with professional football players on this and all of our models, and i can tell you that it works great and the response so far has been very good to the shoe and lacing system.


4:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you say is very interesting.

This construction creates a direct lace web to foot loads sharing, so outer upper acts "only" to keep everything together and to protect the foot. I imagine testing regarded different strings width and materials.

Are you using stiff or kinda elastic material for the webbing?

As I think to it, it's also true that a minimal lining layer does not provide any load spreding over the upper foot surface, so it could be removed without changing the performance level of the shoe and slightly reducing weight.

Thanks and ciao Pietro [MC from core77]

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are these cleats comming out? I'm a soccer player and I would love to own a pair of these. Any chance I could get a pair ahead of the market?

11:04 PM  
Blogger The Directive Collective said...

These boots will be released internationall jan/feb 2006, but some models/colors may be released later depeding where you live (US/Europe.



7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey rkuchinsky, I have a pair of the gold 6.2 Concept FG's and the maroon or purple color on the inside is starting to go on the socks and the white part on the inside of the shoes when I play.

6:54 PM  

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