Atalanta Defender Shows Off 'Real' First-Ever Laceless Boots Silo in Everton Europa League Clash
In this week's Europa League clash between Everton and Atalanta, it was not only Wayne Rooney who stood out wearing classic football boots as Atalanta's Italian defender Andrea Masiello laced up in the first-ever laceless boot silo, the Lotto Zhero Gravity. Let's get into the details.
Andrea Masiello Wears Laceless Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra 2010 World Cup Football Boots
Close-up pictures of the laceless cleats worn by Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello.
Andrea Masiello did not wear Lotto's first generation of their laceless boot, the original Lotto Zhero Gravity that was released in 2006, but opted for the blue, black and silver Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra soccer cleats. The Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra soccer cleats were launched shortly ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Famously known as the boot without laces at that time, the Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra soccer shoes are made for ultimate speed. The microfibre upper of the Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra football boots is made from a thin material that molds to the foot, offering an exceptional feel for the ball. By removing the laces, Lotto have created the cleanest contact and striking surface between foot and ball.
Andrea Masiello not only got the blue, black and silver colorway of the Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra but also the white and navy launch paint job of Lotto's back then revolutionary product.
Compared to its predecessors, the Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra had two main new features - ReactiveArch and Twist'nGo technology.
The ReactiveArch is one of the first concave shaped outsoles to feature on a boot, and is a Lotto innovation that delivers cushioning, stability and reactivity. The Twist'nGo technology is a solitary pivoting silver stud located under the toe area, positioned to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury, by helping the players to overcome foot and ground friction.
Back in 2010, the Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra retailed at around £150 GBP / $220 USD / €180 EURO.
What do you think of the Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra? Have you ever worn a laceless Lotto Zhero Gravity boot? Let us know in the comments below.