Laceless And Leather: a first for Umbro with the
new Medusae 3 Elite
Innovation and leather boots have always been part
of Umbro’s DNA – the iconic Speciali boot was the
lightest in the world when it was released in 1992.
The new Medusae 3 Elite combines these two traits
to create a genuine first – a laceless leather boot
that combines the touch and speed of previous
generations of the Medusae with an innovative onepiece
That eye-catching new upper was developed
following extensive consultation with professional
players, who were looking for a lighter boot with
better touch and feel for the ball. Over a twoyear
period of development, anything that didn’t
add comfort, improve fit or aid performance was
stripped out to produce a sophisticated leather boot
fit for the modern game – the Medusae 3 Elite.
Alongside the one-piece upper, the boot also features an
engineered knitted collar which provides a responsive fit
and easy foot entry, plus stability in the heel area once
the game kicks off. Additional padded zones in the collar
and grip pods in the heel offer an extra layer of security
On the soleplate, an upgrade sees the Sprint+ sole
(previously only seen on the Velocita 4) fitted into
place. This lightweight Pebax outsole uses stud
shape and positioning to maximise grip, traction and
comfort, based on analysis of peak pressure points
and player movement.
The Medusae 3 Elite is a modern, innovative boot, but
there’s some nice nods to Umbro’s heritage in the mix
as well. Flex grooves in the forefoot follow the stitch
lines of the Speciali – a little nod to the Medusae’s
spiritual ancestor. The launch colourway of black,
white and marine green is a classic look for a boot
that offers style and substance.
Players including Pepe and Ashlyn Harris have
already given the new Medusae 3 Elite a spin during
this week’s international fixtures. Want to get your
hands on a pair? You’ll have to be quick – on 19th
October they’re released in strictly limited numbers.