Out of nowhere, it seems, Puma are releasing an absolute beast of a boot that will officially be the lightest on the market; the Puma V1.10 SL. This boot is set to redefine lightweight, set to weigh in at an incredible 5.3oz…that is a half an ounce lighter than the adizeros! Over the past few months we have become familiar with hype about the Nike Elite and Adidas adizero ranges that have been released on the market but now it is Puma’s turn!
To create the superlight boot, Puma are using a microfiber synthetic upper that is designed with durability in mind. Puma state the upper will be highly resistant to scratches, which I am interested to see in action seeing as the microfiber is ultrathin. To make the boot even lighter, Puma have combined a strong Pebax outsole with a carbon fiber outsole insert. This will be the test to the comfort level. In order to make the boot breathable the tongue is made of a lightweight mess that allows air to flow through.
The V1.10 SL should be released within the next week, with limited availability. Puma are likely to play off the exposure they will get in order to increase interest. Expect to pay around $250 for a pair (although the list price is $275.) I am extremely excited to see how these perform. To be honest, I really can’t see Puma matching the comfort seen in the Adidas adizero, which before testing I was also skeptical about. I had problems with the V1.10 during testing, so the SL should be another interesting experience although I am completely open to what they have to offer. To finish, Puma have stated that the V1.10 SL has been designed with one thing in mind – to give you the confidence to be your fastest!