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Velocita Alchemist with ProWeave

Multi-zonal stretch provides outstanding fit and breathability.

26th September 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  United Kingdom

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

ProWeave – the patented jacquard weaving technology developed by Texon – has been used by global sports brand Umbro to create its new Velocita Alchemist football boots, which are available now.

A first in the sports sector, it provides Velocita Alchemist boots with new levels of elasticity and stability with recycled polyester yarns, delivering the ultimate adaptive fit for sure-footed stability.

Featuring a single layer upper, the Velocita Alchemist has multi-zonal stretch for outstanding fit and breathability and a biomimicked bee-wing structure for strength and support using TPU yarns. The yarns enable extra grip, assisting ball control, spin and friction, and with full upper water-resistance finishing, bad weather won’t slow the wearer down.

On the bottom of the boot, a Pebax Powered Sprint+ outsole provides multi-directional agility, while the stud geometry distributes pressure evenly for strong traction and a comfortable change of pace and direction.

“With a history of world-firsts, we’re proud to introduce another innovation to the game of football,” said Colin Lomas, Umbro’s director of footwear and equipment. “In conventional boot manufacture, post-weave treatments add unnecessary weight and use 35% more energy. By introducing Texon’s ProWeave technology to the Velocita Alchemist, we have been able to deliver a high-performance boot with lower environmental impact.”

“ProWeave transforms the way performance fabrics are made and how they look, feel and function,” added Paul Jackson, business acceleration leader for ProWeave at Texon. “Creating different elasticity, tenacity and abrasion zones within the same weave, it helps brands bring new competitive, creative concepts to life. We’re delighted that Umbro has utilised it to such great effect.”

www.texon.com

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