hummel football 2007 NEW preview > 4.2 Concept FGX/SG

New for 2007, the hummel 4.2 Concept FGC/SG features an exciting new material > Pittards WR100X Analine Goat Skin.

The military use this leather for the very thin, but high performance gloves worn by the Special Forces who jump out of helicopters and slide down ropes to action. In these high wear circumstances, gloves are required that will give good water and sweat resistance, but also excellent touch and softness feeling like a second skin. It is also very important that these special gloves prevent rope burn and wear.

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In our new football boots, these combination of unique features (softness, touch, weather and sweat resistance and high abrasion resistance (20% more than K-leather), make it the perfect material for premium control and performance.This uniquely finished natural aniline offers up to 5 times higher breathability than standard Kangaroo Leather with no sacrifice in water or sweat resistance.

In addition, as it is a very lightweight leather with a unique fibre structure, the resulting boot is 22% lighter than the copa and comparable classic leather boots.

Unlike reguar-finish leathers, this Analine leather needs no "break-in" period. It is super soft fresh from the box, and will only improve and mold to your feet with wear. As well, because of the Analine finish, the surface of the leather has a more dull, natural similar to some baseball batting gloves or driving gloves.

The 4.2 Concept features a classic round FGC outsole, or soft ground SG outsole, and a great mix of classic style with modern technical advantages included a glass reinforced heel counter, and asymmetrical design.

Dk. Grey/White/Gold

To be released Jan 2007

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not exactly new..... they've been making military goat leathers for at least 10 years now...... although it does look as though they might have stepped up to the mark with microperforation technology (in itself very old as well). Can we please see test methods and results data from independent labs on the results you claim for abrasion, breathability, etc, and then see the results of the entire boot for breathability........ without this your posts are just marketing.....


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6:29 PM  
Blogger The Directive Collective said...

The material has been specially tuned for this application on football boots, and it certainly is new in this area.

Sorry, but at this point, I cant release any test data, but can assure you that all claims can be substantiated by test results.


2:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Without test data released then your claims cannot be substantiated..... and thus may infact be somewhat misleading...... wouldn't you agree???? It's not hard..... I mean if you have tested the stuff then why can't you just put up the figures???? A bit like me saying my engine puts out 600bhp without a dyno sheet to back that up....... still I'm sure the figures will turn some point in the future. But still very confusing, nonetheless.


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3:25 AM  
Blogger The Directive Collective said...

Hi Darryl,

Trust me, there is nothing misleading here. As I am sure you can imagine, a lot of hard work and development has gone into this product, and ultimately, the best test is for the consumer to try the boots out and see, which will happen on their release next Jan.

It is in fact very common in the industry to not post test results. I have never seen anything for instance from Adidas to substantiate the claims of the PowerPulse or Predator system, for example.

Of course, I understand your curiosity and "pushing", working for a Kangaroo leather manufacturer, when I mention the better performance of the Goat in some areas over K. But as I know you are also very familiar with the Goat Skin Leather, having worked for Pittards in the past, I think it is best to just leave it as it is.

Of course a consumer must be able to question a source of information. Im only saying that in the end, it really would be of no benefit for me to mislead or mistate incorrect information.

This entire blog format is dedicated to being very open, transparent and honest. I am sure the consumers can see this and make up their own minds.


3:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They look great, Richard, I love the classic styling.

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please show the test results. You read a bit like a used car salesman - Mr anonymous above has a point - all published data should be backed up with independant testing results.

12:23 AM  

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