Serious Rugby players have been waiting for the GEL-Lethal? Tight 5 boot. Offering the best grip for forwards seeking a traditional, accommodating fit and high-tech performance, this men's Rugby boot is reinforced with a kangaroo leather vamp and features a combination of interchangeable aluminum and fixed polyurethane studs for grip. Flex grooves further enhance traction, while the HG10 mm heel?backed up by shock-absorbing GEL??reduces strain on lower limbs. In 1949, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka began his athletic footwear company (Onitsuka Co., Ltd.) by manufacturing basketball shoes out of his living room in Kobe, Japan. He chose the name ASICS for his company in 1977, based on a famous Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano," which, when translated, expresses the ancient ideal of "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." Taking the acronym of this phrase, ASICS was founded on the belief that the best way to create a healthy and happy lifestyle is to promote total health and fitness. Today, ASICS offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories dedicated to bringing harmony to the body and soul.