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Mizuno Introduces ‘Shining’ Morelia Neo

Dean Ariola

Night time is to the Black/Ignition Red Alpha what day time is to ‘Shining’ Morelia Neo. This latest release for Mizuno’s other speed boot in leather goes for the opposite end of the colour spectrum, and makes it available in both regular Neo 3 and Neo Beta.

As you can see, ‘Shining’ Morelia Neo is primarily white with silverish grey soleplate that houses the honeycomb internal structure in gold. The same grey accent applies to the iridescent streaking Runbird logo. Less the glittery details, the colourway is very much similar to that of the Pre-Future Morelia DNA. The one above is the Morelia Neo 3. Below you can find how it looks like for the Beta version.

At least for 2023, Mizuno offers you contrasting choices between its speed boot offerings, not just in tech and features but also in looks and colours! You can usually get the former mostly through Japanese sales channels, while Europe more often than not launches the Beta version. The difference between the two of course is that the standard Neo has a synthetic leather midfoot with a floating tongue construction, while the Beta opts for a knitted tongue and a meshed midfoot all enclosed in a one-piece upper build.


Dean Ariola

Dean has worked Chief writer at the Black & Orange team since 2020, he has an indepth knowledge of all the soccer shoes from the big brands, you have him to thank for all the updates to our Boot Secrets guide and he is first on the scene with all the new releases for you!