adidas R15 has been launched in the UK, this is the boot that was mentioned by Ali Williams as the one he wears for playing, see “An interview with Ali Williams“. The new R15 Rugby Boots supersede the 915, also known as the Nine 15.
Adidas R15 Soft Ground Rugby Boots (typically £85) Taurus leather combines Natural Look, Light Weight, High Abrasion and Weatherproof features. Shield protection foam and screw in studs for soft natural grounds.
adidas have worked with their key players Like Richie McCaw, Pierre Spies, Jerome Kaino, James Haskell, Ali Williams and Brian O’Driscoll to completely revamp the boot in terms of look, fit and performance.
R15 Rugby Boot Key Facts
The Boot uses a Taurus leather and combines Natural Look, Light Weight, High Abrasion and Weatherproof features. This is the same leather as used on the Predator RX.
adidas have also cemented the leather in the forefoot to help prevent shoe deformation and stretching, as they did with the adiPure Flanker. Meaning the boot will mould to the players feet perfectly. The boot is ideal for second rows all the way to backs.
Their is also a new split outsole to increase the natural feel and decrease the weight, this weight loss is also thanks to a New stud leading to a decrease in the weight of the boot by 36 Grams. The insole has also been revamped to offer additional comfort and cushioning. Finally with the new heel counter adidas have added a Synthetic Print on the heel lining to help prevent heel slippage. This is the same as used in the predator. This gives the boot a great fit.