Puma have just released the latest version of their evoSPEED line of soccer shoes and they looks like it will be something special. Released in both a synthetic microfiber and a kangaroo leather upper version, Puma have given players a choice between the classic and innovative, by embracing both of these unique materials. The boots themselves also look stunning with a black base running throughout the upper and onto the sole plate highlighting the green and blue of the Puma logos and laces. However, my favorite part of the looks of these shoes comes on the instep of each boot, where the word “PUMA” fades from blue to green as its runs along the side of the shoe at a 45 degree angle. It makes these boots unique, and helps them make a statement that’s been lacking in previous versions of these cleats.
We’ll be lucky enough to have a pair of these shoes from Puma to test out in the coming weeks. However, as we don’t have them yet, I’m going to reserve my judgement on them until we get a chance to test them. The upper on the pair we will be testing is made from a synthetic microfiber, which has been made even thinner as Puma try to mirror the fit and feel of other top of the line shoes. They also feature a Griptex print on the forefoot of the upper which helps ball control, especially under wet conditions, without adding any extra weight to the boots. I’m really looking forward to testing this feature in comparison to the ACC technology Nike have been putting on their boots for the last few months.
Beyond that, the sole plate is made form the same PEBAX material you’ll find on the soles of the Nike GS and has two flexlines running under the toe box to let the shoe move with the natural momentum of your stride. The cleats are a mix of rounded and bladed studs with four on the heel for added stability and the overall pattern should work best on firmer ground. Overall, these Puma evospeeds are an exciting new release from Puma, and I can’t wait to get them on my feet.