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Boot TechnologiesBy Boot Technologies
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Boot TechnologiesBy Boot Technologies
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£6,054
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About

LET'S KICK START THE WORLDS MOST TALKED ABOUT FOOTBALL BOOT WITH KICKSTARTER

When we launched Serafino 4th Edge Power Boot with a mega media event at Planet Hollywood with a star studded cast, it made headline news across the globe from the UK to Australia. 

Here's what some of our stars said about it:

HARRY REDKNAPP - EX-WEST HAM, TOTTENHAM, PORTSMOUTH & QPR MANAGER

"The Serafino 4th Edge is a very comfortable boot with the added weapon of a harder toe. Watching a game recently I noticed one Premier League striker nearly scored with a toe poke - it reminded me of a player I managed at West Ham who scored a lot of goals that way.

The toe is not used enough and with this harder toe it gives the player an extra dimension to get that shot off under pressure. It's an interesting boot."

GARTH CROOKS - EX-STOKE, TOTTENHAM, CHARLTON & MAN UNITED STRIKER

"I can see a striker using the Serafino 4th Edge to toe poke when they are in and around the penalty spot, in the penalty box or the at the six yard line - there's no backlift and that's where it will have it's best success.

When I tried them on, the first thing that struck me was that they are really, a really comfortable boot, a nice fit."

NIGEL CLOUGH - EX-NOTTINGHAM FOREST AND LIVERPOOL STRIKER

"I have been following the development of the Serafino 4th Edge for the last 6-7 months. Dan joined me at Sheffield United for a couple of our training sessions and supplied a few pairs of the new boots for us to try out. 

The acceptance of the boot, especially the advantages of being able to kick accurately, consistently and with more power with the new moulded toe cap, surprised me. I truly believe this boot is a real game changer, with a big future. I only wish it could have been around when I was playing."

ALAN CURBISHLEY - EX-WEST HAM & CHARLTON MANAGER

"The first thing I noticed was how comfortable the boot was. Also I'm intrigued to see how the ball moves when toe punted."

Already several professional clubs are queuing up to try the boots:

  • The SFA are trialing the boots at Hampden Park
  • Alan Curbishley is taking them to Fulham
  • Harry Redknapp has shown them at Bournemouth
  • Luton Town are trialing them
  • Trials have already been carried out at Sheffield United when Nigel Clough was manager.

Plus many other clubs have been in contact - feedback has been overwhelming.

HOW IS YOUR FOOTBALL / SOCCER MEMORY?  

We all like to pride ourselves on our memory for football statistics, but what is your knowledge like of Football Boots, or if you are from the US, Soccer Boots?

You might say what is there to remember? And that was the conclusion we came to as well because there is precious little to remember about football or soccer boots.

Sure, boot colours change with the seasons (you'll see we like yellow and we hope you do too) and some boots have got lighter and lighter over the years, even to the point there is no real support. Coincidentally, metatarsal injuries seem to keep on increasing, year by year too! Of course the Predator came on the scene about 30 years ago – that helped footballers swerve the ball a bit but that was hardly earth shattering and now that has been discontinued.

The point we are making there is little to remember because the basic football boot has not really ever changed or had a major advancement for the last 50 or maybe 100 years?

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BUT NOW GET YOURSELF READY FOR A MAJOR CHANGE, YES, A REAL MAJOR GI-NORMOUS IMPROVEMENT, EVEN REVOLUTIONARY. A GAME CHANGER FOR SURE.

NOW we're super excited to tell you about the Serafino 4th EDGE:

  • Designed and researched through 32 prototypes over the last 6 years 
  • Now ready to be unveiled – and compared – and to defeat players using conventional boots not using Serafino 4th EDGE 
  • 33% increase in kicking zones over standard boots 
  • Has the 3 conventional surfaces, left side, right side and laces that perform every bit as well as any other boot on the market
  • Supremely comfortable to wear that players believe to be safer and more comfortable than other boots available 
  • Helps protect footballers from ever more common metatarsal injuries that can keep players on the side lines for months at a time. 
  • Plus, and a very big plus, it will turn you from a one-footed to a two footed player. 

Uniquely the Boot has a 4th lethal kicking surface, our specially moulded toe to ensure you can kick with it with:

  • Complete ACCURACY,
  • More POWER,
  • Faster STRIKE (minimal back lift)
  • Complete COMFORT

Surprise your opponents and amaze your teammates.

A short practice session is all it takes to be capable of being able to confidently and accurately kick with both feet. Some kickstarters may find this hard to believe, after 50-100 years of seeing little change in football boot design, but after 6 long years of research, development and testing, we now have a Patent Pending new Revolutionary Boot that is going to change and improve the way you play and change the game of Football (or Soccer) for the better.

Just some of the coverage that the 4th Edge has received
Just some of the coverage that the 4th Edge has received

We're still learning what the possibilities of the 4th Edge are after all this time, it's been great to see that some of the press have already latched onto them:

"A more refined use of the technology means that, with a very late swivel of the ankle, you can disguise the intended direction of a short pass out wide or even a penalty." The Express

"It's the most radical development in soccer footwear since Australia's former Liverpool midfielder Craig Johnston designed the blueprint for Adidas Predator 20 years ago " Mail Online

Risks and challenges

With any start-up project, the risk of failure exists – we would be foolish to think otherwise. And with mega large brands with substantial resources at hand, we certainly face a challenge.

However, our go-to-market plan is clear and achievable. Patent applications have been filed to protect our intellectual property and we are confident that the function of the boot will genuinely impress the worldwide market of male and female footballers we are targeting.

We have carefully selected our manufacturing partner and have secured a supply chain and logistics operation that is more than fit for purpose. Altogether, we have invested close to $1 million to date developing over 32 prototypes and refining the boot, branding and design to ensure it impresses the player.

Feedback to date has been overwhelmingly positive and all test players have been amazed by the comfort, safety and of course the surprising extra kicking zones that the Serafino 4th EDGE offers.

Of course, the boot may not be for everyone. Traditional coaching has discouraged players from kicking with the toe area – largely because it has always hurt in the past and the direction of the pass or shot was difficult to control. This will change.

Some players may feel that kicking with the toe area is something they can do without – but if they use standard boots they will miss out.

Increasingly, players are concerned about the risk of injury. The Serafino 4th EDGE has triple layer protection making them supremely comfortable and offering additional protection over standard light weight boots. We all want players to be out there on the pitch playing the game we love rather than hobbling off because of a lack of protection. After all those prototypes we feel we've reached a perfect balance of performance and safety.The Serafino 4th EDGE offers players enhanced protection over standard boots and test players seem to like it.

We have had fantastic interest from a number of professional players nationwide and an array of famous players are more than intrigued – watch this space for more information over the coming weeks.

The investment needed to go-to-market is considerable – with the help of the Kickstarter community we can all help revolutionise the game we love.

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    Very Early Birds - Multiground or Blades - Amaze on any surface with one pair of 4th Edge Boots in your size. Don't worry that you can't give us your size here we'll be in touch once our project has finished to ensure you get the perfect fit for your preferred surface.

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    Early Birds - Multiground or Blades - Tear up any surface with one pair of 4th Edge Boots in your size. Don't worry that you can't give us your size here we'll be in touch once our project has finished to ensure you get the perfect fit for your preferred surface.

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    Punctual Birds - 4th Edge - First Use - Multiground or Blades - Forget floodlights, you'll be lighting up the pitch with your new skills by buying one pair of 4th Edge Boots in your size. Don't worry that you can't give us your size here we'll be in touch once our project has finished to ensure you get the perfect fit for your preferred surface.

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    4th Edge - First and Second Use - Get one pair each of 4th Edge Boots featuring Blades and Multiground stud sets. Ensure you shine on all surfaces. Don't worry that you can't give us your size here we'll be in touch once our Project has finished to ensure you get the perfect fit.

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