The truth of the matter is this evoSPEED 1 soccer shoe has underachieved. It reminds one of the gifted Brazilian forward from Fortaleza – Mario Jardel, who tore all kinds of holes in the record books in Portugal with FC Porto and Sporting Clube, and to a lesser extent with Galatasaray SK in Turkey. Jardel was a marvel, a monster who left tongues salivating about what he might achieve if he ever joined the big clubs in Spain, Germany, Italy, or England or if he ever got to be selected as the majordomo for Brazil (to be fair he was going up against Ronaldo and some other major Brazilian attacking talents then). For whatever reason, he just never seemed to make it, there were always constraints which never got overcome by him so he never got the chance to shine in the brightest lights. We want the Puma evoSPEED 1 to get that chance…

The Blazing Yellow Puma evoSPEED 1 Graphic FG soccer shoe has all the traits needed to excel at the top level. It is extremely sharp, it is one of the lighter boots in the market, it has top of the line technology, and more importantly, it is worn by some of the most lethal forwards in world soccer, from Kun Aguero to Samuel Eto’o, Olivier Giroud to Radamel Falcao. Few (if any) shoes can boast of a list of strikers like that.


The upper is made of soft and ultrathin microfiber material whilst stability is provided by the internal EVERFIT cage. The outsole has an external heel counter which ensures an excellent fit and the high performance TP elastomer injected outsole with conical and bladed mixed stud configuration and integrated external heel counter. The fit is glovelike and when you count the number of goals pumped in by the strikers who wear this shoe, it’s not hard to see why there are few complaints about the technical side of the evoSPEED. This is an attackers boot. Fast, precise, and accurate. It’ll do the work as good as any others out there, it’s up to you to fine tune your shooting skills!

These shoes have it all to do to break the monopoly of some other popular shoes (HINT: the two shoes worn by the top two players on the planet today) but they deserve a shout especially if you’re a #9. All those famous number 9’s who wear/wore them couldn’t be wrong. You should give them a try for sure, and if you’re switching from some other brand or Puma silo then be sure to check out the shoefitr tool on the product page so compare to a pair you already have.

3.5 / 5 stars     

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