Choose the Right Boot with XBlades

by The Know

Did you know that almost five times your body weight of force is sent through your feet when you’re tackled?

That’s why taking care in choosing the right footwear for contact sports is so important!

XBlades pride themselves on meeting the challenges of contact sport in Australia; Rugby and Football, and their premium boot for 2018; Jet, was developed by AFL legend Jimmy Bartel and perfected through testing and feedback from leading NRL and AFL players.

ATHLETE LED DEVELOPMENT

Last year four All-Australian players wore Jet; Alex Rance (C), Joshua Kennedy (VC), Dayne Zorko and Jeremy McGovern. Another four state of Origin players Wade Graham, Tyson Frizell, Jake Trbojevic and Andrew Fifita also laced up Jets when representing NSW.

This meant XBlades was able to utilise feedback from some of the best players in each competition to bring in new boot technology and design perfected for Aussie sport.

You can read about some of the unique features below!

X-SLIP LINING AND HEEL PADDING

Jet includes new technology for footwear: X-Slip. A silicone lining that takes protecting your feet one step further, preventing forward slippage in the boot and saving your toes! You’ll feel it working as soon as you slide on the boot. Add in heel padding and you’ve just tried on the most comfortable boot on the market.

KANGAROO LEATHER

The Kangaroo leather is both comfortable and lightweight, meaning you have a natural leather feel to the boot when kicking but also prevents fatigue associated with heavy boots. The Kangaroo leather is also able to mould to your individual foot shape, making your boots perfect for just you!

NEOPRENE SOCK

Jet includes a Neoprene sock, which wraps the entire foot and locks it into the boot. Not only will you feel more secure, the boots will also be more responsive to your every move. It also helps to prevent your foot slipping around inside the boot which can cause blisters and discomfort.

With a focus on developing boots alongside elite athletes, the innovations made at top level filter down into the products available for all consumers.

See our range of XBlades boots