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2016 Ultimate Gear Review

Rackets & Runners is the only place in the city to purchase official VUL licensed products. VUL hats, shirts, and shorts are available in men’s and women’s sizes. We also stock custom VUL designed Discraft official Ultimate discs, and complete field cone sets. If Ultimate isn’t your only sport, we also carry footwear and equipment for Tennis, Running, Squash, Field Hockey, Performance Training, Badminton, Pickleball, and a lot more. VUL members receive a 10% discount off all regular priced products at Rackets & Runners.

Ultimate Footwear:

Because there are no cleats specifically designed for Ultimate, players are usually left with the choice of using a soccer or football cleat. We stock cleats with Ultimate players in mind. So every model we carry is built for quick cuts and lots of running. Here are short reviews of our 2016 cleat lineup.  
Nike Women’s Mercurial Vortex FG (soccer) 

Nike-Mercurial-VortexA really nice women’s cleat that is a great value at under $70 (with the VUL discount). The Mercurial Vortex has rounded studs to help avoid ankle twists when cutting; plus a fairly rigid soleplate and heel counter that provides good foot support in a lightweight package.

Nike Women’s Magista Onda FG (soccer)
Nike-MagistaPossessing a very good stud pattern for Ultimate and available in women’s sizes. Very lightweight and quite narrow fitting., the Magista with help put some more “quick” in your game.      
Nike Men’s Hypervenom Phelon FG (soccer) 

Nike-HypervenomA men’s soccer boot with the perfect stud pattern for Ulti, rounded studs with a tow “launch” blade that is usually missing in a soccer shoe. Sleeker fitting with a semi rigid forefoot and firm heel counter for support.

Nike Men’s Vapor Speed 2 TD (football) 
Nike-SpeedTD2Finally, it’s here! The much sought after Vapor Speed TD football cleat. This shoe ticks all the boxes for the Ultimate player. Amazing bite for hard cuts and very good support. The Speed TD is a little heavier than a soccer shoe, but is almost perfect in every other category.    
Adidas Men’s adiZero 5 Star 4.0 (football) 

Adidas-5starDesirable football shoe structure and stud pattern, with soccer cleat lightness, the 5 Star comes in men’s sizes, and fits quite narrow.

New Balance Men’s 897 (football) 
NewBalance-897The most supportive boot we carry, the 897 is available in men’s sizes 7 – 13 in regular and wide widths. The added structure is great for a heavier player, or someone trying to accommodate an orthotic or ankle brace.       Available with limited Stock: Men’s and Women’s Adidas F10 Soccer Adidas Predito Instinct FG Soccer Adidas Junior Messi 10.4 Adidas Men’s Ace 15.3 Turf

Ultimate Accessories:

Friction 2.0 Ultimate Gloves 
“Back in my days playing Ultimate, there were no forward passes, and we threw hubcaps! We didn’t need no “fancy catching gloves!” Times have changed, and you’ll see gloves (and plastic discs) in use everywhere today. Designed to improve your catching and throwing in all types of conditions, Friction Gloves make a huge difference when it’s wet.”
Vincere Sand Socks 
Beach Ultimate anyone? Really for any sport you can do in the sand, Sand Socks give you barefoot feel while protecting your feet from cuts, abrasions, blisters, and burns. Breathable uppers with neoprene soles keep the sand out and keep you playing at the beach all day long.  
Hats & Visors:
We have a large selection of hats and visors made from UV resistant, moisture wicking, washable fabrics. Keep the sun, rain, or hair out of your eyes while playing. Ciele, Under Armour, Adidas, Nike, Asics, and Sugoi.
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