There is an oddly familiar feel to this latest Puma V1.11 release, but I can’t quite pinpoint it. The official colorway is Vibrant Yellow/Parachute Purple/White, with the bright yellow upper easily standing out as it clashes with the Purple detailing. They offer a pretty opposite look to the limited edition V1.10 Kanji release that hit the market last year – without the entertaining graphic aspect of course! You have to love how Puma can crank out bright, funky releases and make them look strangely appealing. And this is one boot that will be extremely easy to spot on field.
The boot is in itself a solid performer, having recently tested the V1.11, I can tell you that the lightweight nature of the boot suited my game and I found them to be an effective tool when it comes to acceleration. You are also getting an extremely durable upper that is designed to last, with the upper to soleplate bonded and cemented together effectively. The lace cover also has an affective purpose, as it doubles as a lace cover while allowing you full access to the laces.
It is important to note that sizing should be considered before buying a pair of V1.11. If you are not familiar with Puma shoes, they generally fit tight and the V1.11 features a unique box toe design – so I recommend going a half size up. For those of you who know their size in previous V series releases, these fit very similarly, with some additional width at the top of the boot.
For those that want something a little, Puma are also releases a K-Leather version of the boot that offers a more efficient first touch on the ball. They retail for a slightly higher $199, but during testing I found that the K-Leather version was my preferred choice due to the uppers flexible nature.
If you decide to pick up a pair of Synthetic V1.11’s, they retail for around $180.