Umbro has released a new look to the UX-1 concept, in a more hard hitting colourway than the past colourways.
Despite ‘Buttercup’ not being one of the more aggressive colourway names we’ve ever heard, there’s no denying the venomous look of this latest Umbro drop.
The now-signature ArmourTex upper of the UX-1 is all black, punctuated with white dots that line the textile.
The material Umbro have used on the upper not only feels flexible to the touch, but is actually as strong as Kevlar when it comes to dispersing impact.
Protection is one of the bywords of the Umbro UX-1. The heel counter is dual-density, with a spinal achilles protector that boosts comfort, but prevents direct impact to this weaker part of the foot.
The Double Diamond have also worked in a number of game-enhancing augmentations across the upper of the UX-1.
The most notable is the touch compound webbing; a strong rubberised element fused to the front and laces of the boot, helping enhance ball feel and control.
Wrapped around the instep and rear quarter is the A-Frame cradle. A staple of Umbro boots since 2008, the A-Frame is given new life on the UX-1 Concept.
Not only does it work with the lacing system to pull the upper and sole plate closer to the foot, but it also pinches the material into a nice little pass-pad on the instep of the boot to aid in ball contact.