A few days after the Super Bowl 2020, which saw the Kansas City Chiefs win against the San Francisco 49ers, I suggest you to discover in pictures (at my feet) the “Roos 34”. A “made in Germany” project created to celebrate this mythical annual event, but also to pay tribute to one of the greatest players of all time, the Running back Walter “Sweetness” Payton.

To make this pair, Kangaroos made the choice of high quality with a leather that has been present for decades in the NFL world, the Horween leather. The name of the professional and then football coach, who made the leather that would cover the official NFL and NBA balls, in the family tannery founded over a century ago.

The premium quality material, with a typical dark orange apparency and colour, cover the toe and the hell counter on which are engraved the 2 digits of the famous player number “Sweetness”. The 3, on the back of the left shoe and the 4, on the back of the right shoe. The leather is also used to represent the Kangaroos logo on the sides of the sneaker. There is a yellow smooth leather toe box, a lace guard and a suede padding in green color, on which the number of the pair is written. The yellow leather tongue, topped with a Horween leather insert, is ornamented with the original NFL crest logo, featuring The Kangaroos brand name and a football.

The whole is based on a natural rubber outsole and a white Dynacoil sole, handcrafted and durable. It’s of high quality, breathable, antibacterial, moisture absorbing and recyclable. The white color is also the laces colour, which is reminiscent of the discreet touches of this shade on either side of the shoe, creating a beautiful contrast with the bright colours used.

Once again, the Kangaroos teams have created a shoe of exceptional quality using high premium materials. I can only validate a handmade product, in ultra limited edition (400 pairs worldwide) and at a price largely justified. Indeed, this kind of treasures don’t suffer from any qualitative comparison with products labelled “Luxury” and often at unjustified high prices. 

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