Puma are a company that have no fear when it comes to pushing boundaries and releasing boots that offer something just a little different to the market. This latest colorway in the Puma PowerCat 1.12 range offers players a pretty bold choice in terms of design and is definitely different.
Officially listed as a Metallic Blue/Black Iris/White/Orange, I honestly have no idea how fans are going to receive this release. At first glance, they seemed a little off-beat, but over the past few days I have become more familiar with the Blue/Orange combo – although to be honest, they wouldn’t be my first choice from the entire PowerCat range. The orange detailing through the boot actually adds a refined look, but it is the striking Metallic Blue upper that immediately catches your attention.
The PowerCat 1.12 has become known as the “Fabregas” boot since the Barcelona playmaker made a controversial switch from Nike.
Having tested the PowerCat 1.12 recently, I encountered no major problems other than some scuffing on the white upper. The major talking point of the release lies along the strike zone, where you will find Puma’s newly innovated PST, or Power Shooting Technology. It is comprised of two separate regions of TPU, both featuring different densities and serving opposite functions. In terms of sizing, the one company I regularly encounter issues with is Puma – but they seem to have got these spot on! Length wise, they are absolutely true to size and make for a perfect fit.
This version has an initial retail price of $180.