Back when rugby first turned professional, players would either wear a football boot, or one of the very few rugby specific boots, which tended to be one-style-fits-all. But now almost every player on the field gets their own style. Asics have been producing boots specifically for rugby for a few years now, with the range proving to be a hit with the professionals and club players alike, so here at Rugbystuff.com, we thought we would take an in-depth look at the 2016-17 collection of Asics rugby boots…
FORWARDS – Power, Stability & Protection
Life upfront is all about attacking, be it crashing through the line, pilfering the ball back from the other side, or winning a scrum against the head. And for that you need to have power, which is where the Lethal Scrum and Lethal Tackle come into play. A scrum can often weigh in excess of 1500 kg, and the force when both sides engage is the similar to the impact of a car crash at 30mph, or a bite from an adult crocodile.
So boots developed for props, hookers, locks and the back row should have:
BACKS – Precision, Speed & Agility
Backs score most of the points in a game, generally from the boot of a kicker, or a fellow back making a darting run to cross the whitewash. Kickers want their boots to be similar to a football boot – a large sweet spot allowing for a true connection with the rugby ball.
Below, you will find our new vlog on Asics rugby boots, and how to correctly fit rugby bots, and ensure you have the correct size.
If you're in the market for a new pair of boots, then Asics should be at the top of your list.Check out the full range now at rugbystuff.com
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