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92 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews
It is a better quality shoe overall. You can feel the quality on your feet and that's what really what I was looking for this Made in Japan version.
It's so soft that I ge a nice touch on passing, receiving, dribbling and juggling.
Wrapped in a peacoat dressing gown of premium grade kangaroo leather, the Morelia II MIJ is built using the same processes as the football boots supplied to Mizuno's professional players.
The Morelia II Made In Japan is renowned for its creamy smooth leather and classic subtle design.
- Mizuno has made slight but valuable changes with their release of the second version of Morelia. Their tradition of craftsmanship remained to be solid with the heritage look of the cleat. Consequently, the overall quality of the cleat has unwavering superior quality.
- Unlike other premium leather cleats such as the Nike Premier II Firm Ground and the Adidas Mundial Goal, the Kangaroo leather upper of this soccer cleats is of the premium kind as it is hand-made in Japan. The classic cleat is intended for accurate ball control through its single-piece Kangaroo leather used on the entire upper. Mizuno guarantees their consumers unequaled softness to the cleat, like a second skin. The material used is considered to be a modern upgrade from its first version and its Indonesian-made version, making it a Kangaroo leather of an even more excellent quality.
- The Mizuno Morelia II Made in Japan is one versatile cleat as it is made to work for different types of surfaces such as artificial grass, firm ground and dry grass. The distinctive feature makes it a unique and valuable pick for professional players.
- For its insole, a dual-density Resin sock liner is engineered to provide stable support to the heels. It doubles as a flexible element for the balls of the feet. It is meant to offer total protection for the footbed and prevents the foot from sliding around.
- The soccer cleat is built with a central lacing system with a tongue that can be flapped with a Velcro-like fastener.
- Ergonomically, the plastic outsoles are proven to offer proper grip for various kinds of surfaces. The stud configuration is intended to be more versatile. Its construction is designed to conform to the foot’s arch anatomically. On top of that, the outsole has been tagged as one of the lightest in the current market, that it can float on water.
The Mizuno Morelia II MADE IN JAPAN is available in standard sizes for men’s version only. It is recommended to go for true-to-size with the soccer cleat. The supple Kangaroo leather construction provides a foot-hugging sensation on any foot width. The central lacing system and big flap tongue help in securing foot lockdown.
Designed with versatility, the plastic outsole is meant to stride in multiple types of surfaces. It is engineered to endure in artificial turf, firm ground, and dry grass. It is due to its stud configuration that is composed of 13 studs.
Seven studs are positioned in the forefoot area and the other four in the rear. The two studs are arranged in the middle. The basic stud disbursement makes it qualified for any surface. The multiple rivets are installed on the upper and rear side to ensure durability.
The overall stud pattern offers enhanced grip on various surfaces without compromising the sensation to the arch. It is made to provide arch support with its improved lightweight quality.
The outsole of the Mizuno Morelia II Made in Japan is considered to be one of the lightest ever made so far. It has been redesigned from its previous version to make it 90 grams lighter. It weighs 45 grams at a 27-inch cleat. The cleat is exceptionally lighter than most of the cleats that it can float on water.
Mizuno takes pride in its exceptional Kangaroo leather construction in most of their cleats. The second version of the Mizuno Morelia II Made in Japan is no exception. The cleat’s entire upper is made of high-quality Kangaroo leather custom-made in Japan. The craftsmanship factor makes up for the cleat’s high price.
The cleat’s entire upper is wrapped with a one-piece Kangaroo leather. With this type of construction, the cleat allows for a thinner, softer sensation. It relieves the foot from the bulky sensation that gets in the way when controlling the ball. The horizontal stitches in the forefoot area provide the glove fit to the cleat without the feeling of overstretching.
The laces are positioned in the middle to offer a central lockdown sensation. Just like any other heritage cleat, its vamp is installed with a big tongue flap to protect the top of the foot. The tongue is uniquely designed with the flap attached to its body through a nylon material. In this way, flapping is made more convenient just like folding paper. It can also be fastened through a Velcro tape to flap the tongue securely.
The Dual-Function Resin insole serves as the cleat’s footbed protection and support. The foam is specifically designed to provide comfort to the arch and heels. The insole is made with a roughly textured mesh upper labeled with “Anatomical Fit”. It means that it is built to conform to the shape of the cleat, allowing more flexibility and lockdown.
- Mizuno has released limited editions “Morpho Blue” and "Peacoat/White" color option for the soccer cleat.
- The Mizuno Morelia II Made in Japan has a Made-in-Indonesia version.
- The cleat has a Soft Ground version.
- The following are the colorway choices for the cleat: Super White Pearl /Black/Red & White/Black/Red