Super Bowl LIV is right around the corner and it’s time to celebrate. At least that’s what the guys over at KangaROOS thought when they came up with the idea of a sneaker dedicated to American Football. Using special materials, the brand now presents the KangaROOS Ultimate NFL ROOS “In Memory of 34”.
Since almost everyone on the ROOS team is a football fan, they inserted lots of special details into their design. The most remarkable one is the use of Horween leather on the upper – the very material that the original NFL football is made of. In combination with calf nubuck and suede, the shoe of course comes in handcrafted premium quality straight from the factory in Münchweiler, Germany. But it doesn’t stop there. Since one of the most remarkable players in the history of the sport – Walter “Sweetness” Payton – wore KangaROOS cleats throughout most of his career, it’s only right that ROOS pay homage to him now. Alluding to his retired jersey, the number 34 on the heels celebrates the Chicago Bears running back.
This special edition of the Ultimate is an in-line model with 400 pairs available. It features the same Dynacoil damping properties that also characterize many other ROOS models. In addition, the insole of the sustainbly manufactured shoe is not only breatheable, but also antibacterial, moisture-absorbing andrecyclable.
DID YOU KNOW?
Arnold Horween Sr, who developed the leather for today’s NFL football, was a former pro himself. He not only played for Harvard Crimson and the Chicago Cardinals (now known as the Arizona Cardinals), but also coached both teams later on. After that, he ran the Horween Leather Company as Chairman and President from 1949 to 84.
Release Details – KangaROOS Ultimate NFL ROOS “In Memory of 34”
The KangaROOS Ultimate NFL ROOS “In Memory of 34” releases on Februar 1, 2020. It launches at select ROOS retailers like 43einhalb and goes for 290 €.
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