Following suit with the current trend in offering a more classic colorway to the in-fashion neon glitz of modern soccer boots, Umbro gives the Velocita 3 a subdued stroke of class. The “Astral Aura” is a paradox as it is the Double Diamond’s most tech rich silo with a modest dress. The upper and sole plate are dominated by black with deep plum, while the studs, collar and laces accent the darkness with a vibrant aqua.  Add the timeless, white Double Diamond branding and the boots are arguably Umbro’s best looking of the year so far. Yes we realize it’s only February but we have a hunch these will be tough to top.

As for the tech: A special tri-layer construction on the upper, with Neoprene and air mesh seamlessly blend across the entire boot giving the player touch within a silo built for speed. A modern sock-like collar is added for extra stability as well.  Lastly, the “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” paradigm applies to the sole plate as it remains unchanged from it’s predecessor. 

The Umbro Velocita 3 “Astral Aura” is available now at

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