Serafino boots have launched a strange new design of football footwear which allows the user to kick the ball with their toes, as per the company’s official Youtube account.
Stranger still, however, is who they’ve lined up to endorse the product.
The new design of boot from the company is visibly different from the traditional style worn in the professional game in that it comes with a flat surface at the front of the shoe, specifically constructed to allow the user to pass and shoot using their toes.
One of the first lessons traditionally taught to budding players is to not kick the ball with the toe because, according to project director Brian Harding, “
Take a look at this new boot, the Serafino 4th Edge. It's got the added weapon of that harder toe. https://t.co/Sgew83bxcF
— Harry Redknapp (@Redknapp) November 9, 2015
The leader behind this new design, Harding goes on to describe the product as “a
Former Tottenham and QPR manager Harry Redknapp was interviewed about the boot by Serafino and the 68-year-old was complimentary of the design.
Redknapp said: “I
However, the boot has already been met with criticism of its shape and look on social media, although some Tweets understood the logic behind the design.
— Stuart (@scarr_76) November 10, 2015
— Paul Hollings (@Paulh_07) November 10, 2015
Imagine waking up on christmas day to a pair of Serafino 4th Edge……
— mchldvs (@mikeydavies_cfc) November 10, 2015
A 2016 launch is being targeted by the company who have also begun a Kickstarter to raise the “considerable” investment required to take the boot to the general market.
We’re not completely sure we will see them gracing the Premier League fields in the near future, however.