In the continuing efforts to improve Monarch’s foam from what is already a very comprehensive product we have started by looking at the kicker and what areas need addressing.
Firstly in our high spec kickers for 2012/13 we will have 5 layers of foam, this jumps from the original 3 or 4 layers. How are we doing this? The original 2 moulded pieces remain, we then place the white high density foam in next, then the all in one toe piece and the instep arch section is added.
The benefits: Higher rebound because of the increased foam thickness, better fitting due to comfort foam, foot arch comfort.
The kicker tongue has also been changed to make a better fit and connection with the legguard, it will also be made from a comfort foam so there is no rubbing on the side of the ankle.
Kicker side wall height has been addressed, so the instep has a higher saving area and the outer foot is reduced, this saves weight and helps again with the fit with the leg-guard.
Overall aesthetics of the kicker have also improved, with strap location and wall height, along with the new look logo and embossing will strengthen the image of the Monarch Kicker.
See below the underside of the kicker:
More images and information will follow soon regarding the changes being made for next season.
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