The Pelé Sports Trinity 3E reflects a rethinking of how a soccer cleat should be made. With its inventive upper and unique stud placement, the boot is designed to exceed the industry’s highest performance standards.
Weighing in at only 5.6 ounces, the Trinity 3E has become known as a “speed boot.” To achieve the sub-6 ounce weight of other speed boots (like the F50 adiZero), the Pelé Sports team and Formula One engineers developed a synthetic alternative to leather that would be both comfortable and durable. The result, called Symbioskin, is a low-density, tri-laminate material used for the upper.
At the shoe’s kick-off event last week, Pelé Sports head of design Greg Lever-O’Keefe talked about the company’s distinctive “stud-mapping” technology, which facilitates greater ground penetration and less turf resistance. Pelé Sports designers thought the studs on traditional soccer cleats were inefficient, so they created a new, unconventional placement pattern, which, they claim, helps prevents ankle rolls, generates force quicker and trains muscles on the field.
The Trinity 3E is a far cry from the boot Pelé himself wore 50 years ago, but it just might represent the next step in cleat technology. Available for pre-order now, the boot is expected to hit stores later this month for $199.