The Advance 500, a story of design
"The story behind the Advance 500 began three years ago. It all started with the desire to offer expert players a high-quality boot that was comfortable and hard-wearing and which responded to the demands of playing at their level. Our design team joined forces with our ambassadors and rugby-playing Decathlon employees to make the boot a reality. After creating more than ten prototypes, we are delighted to bring you this versatile boot, designed for back-rowers and centres.
It's a boot designed with the pros.
We designed this boot in collaboration with rugby-playing colleagues and also with professional players competing in France's Top 14. These players know what they want from a boot. The Advance 500 passed the user tests we set up with expert players competing at both regional level and the highest level in the country.
Our team is proud to present…
We are proud to bring you this boot, which has won over professional players such as Lyon fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski and Montpelier lock Julien Le Devedec, both of whom play in the Top 14. “These players have tested and approved the Advance 500. That's when we realised we weren't far from achieving what we set out to do,” said William, a product manager at Offload.
… this versatile boot, one that stands apart from the rest.
You can see just from looking at it that this is a versatile boot. The front part is supple and soft, aiding your agility and speed. It fits snugly and is reinforced in sensitive parts of the foot. The rear section is hard-wearing. It has been reinforced to protect you and offer support, meaning you can ruck with complete confidence.The liner adds to the feeling of support, while the rigid sole is all natural curves.
Types of studs
You can adapt your level of traction and to the condition of the pitch by using Offload aluminium 11-13-15-18-21mm screw-in studs sold by Decathlon.
13mm rubber screw-in studs reference 8035462 are not compatible with this boot model.
Get at least one size up to leave room for thick socks and to allow for the fact that your feet swell during matches