V12 panel construction
Designers of footballs face a choice. On the one hand, they can use lots of panels. This keeps a ball stable, but adds lots of stitching, which can reduce speed. On the other hand they can keep panels to a minimum. This makes a ball more aerodynamic, but risks losing shape.
Mitre's unique V12 construction is made of just 12 panels, yet its ingenious design makes it the fastest, truest ball ever made.
The result? Maximum accuracy, without sacrificing the speed or power. A dream for outfield players, and goalkeepers too.
Every guard is a mini shock absorber. So, fundamentally, a guard is only as good as its shell.
They don't come any better than Mitre's Intelligent Compression.
This boundary-breaking technology uses three techniques to reduce the shock of the roughest tackles.
First, there's the hard surface designed to spread impact to its outer edges. Second, an EVA foam inner, which compresses slowly. Finally, any remaining energy is absorbed by the unique foam pattern on the reverse of the shell. This is built using a 'geodesic' pattern proven to distribute impact evenly.
In theory, the goalkeeper's glove has an impossible job. It needs to be soft and sensitive, like a second skin. But at the same time, it has to be resilient enough to withstand the hardest shots while protecting the fingers.
Well, Mitre likes a challenge. So our labs developed M-Tech latex.
M-Tech combines the softest fabric the goalkeeping world has ever seen with a unique outer surface of microscopic cavities. The latex gives keepers unprecedented touch and feel. At the same time, those tiny holes maximise grip and also make the fabric fantastically robust.