The Medusæ II Elite represents a move forward from the already-successful Medusæ, with refinements to help players adapt to the fluidity the modern game demands.
A new responsive knit collar provides a bespoke fit, ensuring the added comfort lasts for the whole match. The collar and heel are also contoured to maintain stability alongside comfort.
The foot is surrounded by a TPU cage added to the knit to provide an improved fit and stability lower down the boot. Alongside this is a thicker TPU band for additional support and security in the midfoot area.
The top of the Medusæ II has a further membrane layer for extra protection from the elements, which combines with a no-sew K-leather vamp to maintain the light weight of the boot in keeping the foot dry. Eliminating the need for stitching results in flawless touch and accuracy with the feel of a classic leather boot.
Finally, the lightweight speed outsole is designed with conical and diamond-shaped studs to allow for rapid changes of speed and direction.
Portugal defender Pepe and Mix Diskerud of FC Gothenburg and USA will be among the players wearing the Medusæ II Elite next season.
The launch colourway of the Electric Blue/Blazing Yellow Umbro Medusæ II Elite is available globally from 28th July from selected retailers or from www.umbro.com.