Lotto Stadio Potenza Luca Toni 300 - Red War/Yellow Saphire
FG - Firm Ground
Handcrafted in Montebelluna with only 49 pairs exclusively available for retail at Pro:Direct Soccer, the “Toni 300” from Lotto pays homage to the three hundred goals in the career of Luca Toni.
Wherever he has played, Luca Toni has always done one thing: score goals in abundance. From his burgeoning days in the Italian Serie B and Serie C1 Toni’s ability was apparent, but it wasn’t until his move to Palermo in 2003 that the world really took note. Smashing in 50 goals in 80 appearances, Toni helped fire the Rosanero back to Serie A for the first time in 30 years and then, in the following season, to their first ever qualification for the UEFA Cup.
This habit of scoring goals led to a move to Fiorentina and it was here that Luca Toni became the first Italian ever to win the European Golden Shoe in 2006 for his 31 goals in the season.
2006 proved to be an amazing year for Toni as he was a key figure in the Italian World Cup winning side and, for his performances, he was named in the Team of the Tournament. From here on out the sky was the limit for the powerful striker from the town of Pavullo nel Frignano in the small province of Modena.
A successful spell at Bayern Munich followed in which Toni finished the 2007-08 season as the Bundesliga top scorer with 24 goals.
Stints at Roma, Juventus, and again at Fiorentina showed that Toni would always provide a team with goals.
Still plying his trade today with Verona, Luca Toni celebrated his 300th career goal in December 2014. “It was certainly the perfect day for me,” Toni said.
“Every goal has its special flavour, from those with Modena in Serie C to the World Cup strikes or those in Germany. I can’t choose my favourite. This achievement gives me great joy.”
In honour of this magnificent feat, Lotto has created an extremely limited release boot; the Toni 300.
Taking the Potenza Luca Toni 10+ and giving it a radical new colourway, the boot has a lightweight outsole which features ReactiveArch technology that ensures maximum cushioning at impact, and stability when planting the foot. With “Luca” emblazoned a
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Firm GroundBoots with Firm Ground soleplates are only to be used on natural short-grass surfaces that is firm underfoot but may be slightly wet. Designed specifically for this playing surface, they offer acceleration, comfort and enhanced traction, dispersing stud pressure evenly across the foot. FG soleplates are fixed (not removable) and are used worldwide; wetter countries tend to use them spring to autumn. FG boots are not to be used on artificial ground (AG) surfaces as the construction is not designed for the extra friction. FG boots used on AG surfaces will invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.
Soft GroundSoft Ground (SG) soleplates are specifically designed for use on wet and soft to very soft natural grass pitches that may also be muddy and/or waterlogged. Used worldwide, mainly during winter months, boots made for soft ground have removable, replaceable screw-in studs that can be plastic, entirely metal or metal-tipped and typically come in a six-stud configuration (4 at the forefoot, 2 slightly longer at the heel). Screw-in studs must be checked and tightened before use as during manufacture they are machine-inserted and may be loose.
TurfTurf (also called Astro Turf) is an older, more unforgiving type of synthetic-grass surface consisting of either sand or water-based carpet typically laid on concrete. Subsequently a harder and faster surface, boots for use on turf (TF) usually have a cushioned midsole and a very durable, flat, multi-lugged or dimpled rubber outsole because turf requires light stud penetration. Owing to the hard nature of the surface and the friction it creates, no other outsole type should be used on turf and will result in considerable wear to the studs and soleplate edges and may result in injury.
Artificial GrassArtificial Grass surfaces (also known as an all-weather surface) typically consist of 3G (rubber crumb) or 4G (longer pile, combination of rubber/sand infill, more closely resembling actual grass). Fifth generation artificial grass is yet to be widely used. Boots made for AG are specifically designed, usually with less nylon to increase durability for the extra abrasion associated with synthetic grass and feature more numerous and densely concentrated studs. They may also vary in height for improved traction and/or hollowed-out to reduce weight and enhance cushioning. AG boots can also be used on firm ground (FG), though performance will depend on how dry and firm it is.
StreetStreet typically describes pitches or surfaces that are often found in inner-city residential areas. They consist of varying hard surfaces such as tarmac, paved or concreted hard-court areas and are often contained by a 'cage' constructed of steel or wire netting. Shoes for play on Street (ST) pitches will have an outsole made of extra hard-wearing rubber with a multi-lugged traction pattern similar in appearance to turf shoes. They also usually have midsole cushioning for shock absorption and comfort and are equipped with extended rubber toe bumpers to cope with scuffing.
IndoorIndoor surfaces for small-sided games such as 5-a-side and Futsal are usually flat, extremely hard and unforgiving and typically consist of varnished wood, linoleum or a smooth, painted synthetic or composite material. For grip, indoor outsoles (IN) are usually flat to maximise ground contact and slick in appearance with a minimal, non-aggressive traction pattern or grooves for flex and to dissipate surface moisture. They typically use non-marking moulded gum rubber and usually have midsole cushioning for shock absorption and comfort. Indoor shoes cannot be used on abrasive street surfaces such as concrete or gravel as they will quickly wear out.