Proteas get their new boots

2013-09-09 15:00
Morne Morkel testing new adidas boots at the adidas headquarters in Germany (File)

Cape Town - The Proteas’ trip to the adidas headquarters in Germany has been hailed an “eye-opening” success, with both the players and adidas staff giving positive feedback.

“It was a fantastic experience,” bowler, Lonwabo Tsotsobe said upon their return.

“As professional athletes, having the opportunity to be assessed by some of the most advanced machinery in the world is quite exciting.

“It was a really interesting and eye-opening experience, especially the high-tech labs they have built there, “Kleinveldt remarked.

“Bowling is an extremely high impact activity that puts a massive amount of strain on a cricketer’s body,” he said.

The players will now await feedback from the assessments conducted, and the boots will be adapted according to the results. The players were also given insight into some of adidas’ upcoming innovations and kit models.

Proteas Test skipper Graeme Smith was the fourth player to visit the adidas headquarters.

Graeme Smith getting his feet moulded  - a key step in designing custom cricket boots at adidas headquarters  in Germany (File)

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