A new speed boot has arrived on the market and it is designed with simplicity but intended to perform – the Puma evoSPEED 1. Puma are no stranger to the speed market, having previously released the Cellerator and V series, but this boot takes on a whole new level of development and design. My speed boot of choice has been the Puma V1.11 SL – the evoSPEED is almost an updated version of that boot with an all new stud configuration.
Weighing in at 6.3oz, these boots are all about speed and acceleration, The upper is made of a thin monolayer microfiber upper that features a dot-pattern along the forefoot for added control benefits, while stability is provided by the internal EverFit cage.The anatomically engineered lightweight one-piece outsole provides stability and support, utilizing high-tech materials to minimize weight and to maximize its flexibility and reactivity.
The evoSPEED1 hits the market with a retail of $184.99.
One area of real interest is the soleplate and stud configuration. Puma has removed all carbon fiber materials and gone for a TPU outsole instead. mixed with a completely different stud configuration to that of the V series, and it makes for interesting results. Sergio Aguero commented, “The new boot really impressed me. As a striker I always need to get up to speed very quickly and the boot seems to be perfectly suitable for this. I like how flexible the sole is, it helps me to change directions quicker and really distinguishes it from other football boots”.
Last week, Puma gave us an insight of sorts into the new release by offering up 50 limited edition pairs of camo “Speed Boots“. These were essentially a pair of the new evoSPEED in disguise and it was a very effective ploy. Interest in the Black/White release was at an ultimate high and really got fans wondering what was underneath the unusual paint job.
The evoSPEED will also be released in a K-leather version, which will weigh in at 6.8oz.