Who should buy the Umbro Medusae 3 Elite Firm Ground

The Umbro Medusae 3 Elite Firm Ground is a solid option if:

  • You are looking for a soccer cleat that would not tire and cause fatigue to your foot with its weight.
  • A shoe that takes less time and effort to wear is what you prefer.
  • You are looking for a soccer companion that you could enjoy the comfort it provides right after you unboxed it. 

Who should not buy the Umbro Medusae 3 Elite Firm Ground

The Medusae 3 Elite Firm Ground is not for wearers looking for a soccer shoe with an aggressive soleplate. Some of the players say that this firm ground cleat uses short studs. Also, players on a tight budget and thrifty wearers might need to look elsewhere. They want might want to look at some of the less expensive firm ground cleats and see what suits them best. 

Features of the Umbro Medusae 3 Elite Firm Ground

As the first-ever laceless leather soccer shoe by Umbro, the brand undoubtedly pushed the envelope when the Umbro Medusae 3 Elite was released. This premium model makes use of a kangaroo leather upper known for its softness and fit. In the forefoot, debossed flex grooves are featured which are inspired by the Speciali. In addition to this, the low-cut knitted collar secures the foot lockdown and stability. 

The outsole of this Umbro firm ground model is made from TPU. Lightweight and flexible, the area carries a total of twelve studs. It features a combination of bladed and conical ones to ensure traction and grip in firm ground courts.

Fit

Similar to the Adidas X 19+ FG, the model makes use of a one-piece kangaroo leather upper paired with a laceless construction. The material hugs the foot while ensuring a soft and comfortable feel for the wearer. Hand in hand with this is a knitted low-cut collar that secures the shoe in place.

Upper

A premium kangaroo leather upper is used for the third release of the Umbro Medusae Elite series. This leather type is well-known for its softness and fit. Over time, the leather stretches over time, molding into the shape of the wearer’s foot. With its low-cut knitted collar, it affords the wearer a wider range of movements while ensuring a secure fit. 

Additionally, embossed flex grooves are incorporated into the forefoot area. This feature has been inspired by the brand’s Speciali silo and is meant to deliver a better ball touch and control. A conspicuous Umbro logo is found on the lateral side of the shoe. 

Outsole

The outsole of this Umbro model is constructed from a lightweight and flexible TPU material. A total of twelve studs are found in the area. It features a combination of bladed and conical ones. This configuration ensures traction and grip in firm ground courts.

Colorways of the Umbro Medusae 3 Elite  Firm Ground

The Umbro Medusae 3 Elite  Firm Ground is available in several colorways including: 

  • Black/ Black Reflective  
  •  Black/ White
  • White/ Medieval Blue/ Blue Radiance 
  • White/ Plum

Additional info

  • Weighing 170 g, this Umbro model is the brand’s lightest soccer cleat. 
  • For its initial release in 2018, Umbro released only 24 pairs for selected countries. 
  • A pull-tab placed in the heel area makes it easier for the wearer to put the shoe on and off.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Surface: Firm Ground
Lacing System: Laceless
BRAND Brand: Umbro
Colorways: Black / White
SKUs: 81462UGXV / 81462UGY9 / 81462UHPV

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Akshay Kumar Malhotra
Akshay Kumar Malhotra

Akshay is a former professional soccer player turned sports journalist. His passion for the sport led him to start writing about it, and he is now a published author across various sports websites, featured on TheSportster and Sportskeeda among others. After he retired from the Singapore professional soccer scene, Akshay formed his own amateur soccer club FC Banterbury, initially just for laughs. Safe to say, soccer is an integral part of Akshay's life, and soccer cleats in particular are an obsession for him.