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A few weeks ago I received a nice gift from Mizuno. The Japanese equipment manufacturer sent me their latest novelty in terms of crampons, the Mizuno Morelia Neo 3 Beta Elite football boot.
The pinnacle of Japanese innovation Mizuno. These shoes were developed with one idea in mind, speed. To make its best shoe, Mizuno has combined all of the most innovative materials of the past decade with the purest kangaroo leather in the world.
With this 190 g on paper, its lightness, and all its modern innovations, the Mizuno Morelia Neo 3 Beta Elite has everything to please me.
For this shoe test, I sifted through the following criteria: aesthetics, comfort, grip, the touch of the ball, durability to have a complete opinion on these Mizuno Morelia Neo 3 Beta.
Once again, I would like to thank Mizuno Europe for continuing to trust us to test their football novelty!
Mizuno Morelia Neo 3 B football boots review
Despite this period of confinement, I had the opportunity to train and play with my club during the past few weeks. This new test is therefore recent and very current.
Before reading the review on these new generation crampons, be aware that my review reflects only my own judgment. I am impartial when it comes to criticizing a football shoe for good or bad.
Do not hesitate to give your opinion by commenting on the article in order to give as much information as possible to future readers.
The Mizuno Morelia Neo 3 Beta football boot is very comfortable, and offers excellent foot support. The sizing is correct and the model is suitable for wide feet. I find the fit very successful thanks in particular to a good weight distribution. Mizuno is always one step ahead by offering a light and leather football boot!
I also like the knit collar on the front of the shoe. New in the Beta version. Combined with mesh inserts, the set ensures a good locking of the foot, and offers an optimal fit.
What distinguishes the Neo III Beta from previous models is this upper created in one piece , integrating the knit tongue (Barefoot “BF” Knit). The tongue knit is both tight and stretchy allowing a fit for all foot shapes, including strong feet.
Another strong point is the external heel counter. Effective for maintaining the foot well and securing ankle movements.
The pair I tested come from the “Ignition” pack recently unveiled by Mizuno. A eye-catching flamboyant red colourway with black accents at the logo, heel and outsole.
In terms of silhouette, this new Beta version remains quite similar to the design of the Morelia II . The heel has been redesigned, and the appearance of the knit on the front of the foot brings a change. For the rest, these two pairs are very similar in terms of aesthetics.
To make up your own mind, here’s an “Unboxing” video where you can take a closer look at this new pair of crampons.
The touch of the ball is something important for a football player playing in the midfield, and also for other positions. With this Morelia Neo 3 Beta version, we find the quality of kangaroo leather. Superior leather that is much softer than the competition . the thickness of the leather is perfect, not too thick, not too soft. a good compromise to really feel this feeling of bare feet.
On this ground, Mizuno still has a head start, and the flexibility of the leather offers a very good touch on the ball . A padded feel that allows you to feel the ball very well, even in wet weather. The added value is also found in the horizontal and vertical seams on the kangaroo leather part. This allows good agility , and offers a certain freedom during changes of direction or sharp pressure during acceleration.
As for the grip of the outer plate, nothing to say. We find the trademark of the Japanese brand namely, traditional conical crampons : 4 at the heel and 9 on the front of the foot. The fact of having conical studs is reassuring (whereas the competition often offers chevrons or semi-conical).
I currently play on “new generation” synthetic pitches, and the outsole offered on this version is dynamic. I never felt the pair “get stuck” in the synthetic turf. The studs have good grip without overdoing it.
They are quite short, which helps to maintain a balance between traction and safety. As a reminder, conical studs facilitate pivoting and clearing the high lawn on synthetic pitches.
It just goes to show that a speed silo can also consist of conical molded studs! If I could improve on this criterion, I would like to see an even more light and responsive outsole.
After several uses during training and match, the pair shows no visible signs of wear. The Elite version (top of the range) is resistant. After wearing them for several hours, the leather has softened slightly , and the fit of the upper is well maintained. The wear of the studs is almost non-existent. For the moment it is flawless.
My opinion on Morelia Neo 3 Beta football boots
Who is this pair for?
The answer is simple, to all the followers of the players kangaroo leather premium Mizuno combined with a sleek, lightweight design and ultimate barefoot sensation . For me it’s flawless! This latest innovation from Mizuno is for me the best pair of crampons on the market . And again, I weigh my words because I did not test the ultimate “Made In Japan” version 🙂
I appreciate the superior construction which combines premium, ultra-fine K leather with an innovative β-knit collar to ensure the perfect connection of your foot to the shoe. The Neo III Beta model offers a good fit , it is a comfortable pair. His foot was well supported , and the touch of the ball was there.
This speed silo from Mizuno competes directly with the following models: Nike Mercurial Vapor 14, adidas X Ghosted 1, Puma Ultra 1.1
If initially the task was not easy, the Japanese brand is doing brilliantly, offering one of the best shoes of the moment, and we can even say the best of all.