There are certain color combo’s on a boot that seem pretty standard yet make you take a very sharp second look. This is one of those releases! Puma has added a fresh coat of paint to this latest PowerCat 1.12 release and I am going to go out on a limb and say opinions are going to be vastly mixed for this one.
Listed as a Black/White/Team Yellow, you get a look that is very reminiscent of a Bumblebee. I’m officially determining these to be a Bumblebee over a Wasp simply because the PowerCat holds a slightly more rounded look than something like the streamlined Vapor. It is an absolutely unique look and I’m personally not quite sure what to make of them, although that has been a similar feeling throughout the current PowerCat range. Think of how good these boots would look with something like the Hull City kit.
In terms of retail, these hit the market at the $179.99 price point.
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.
The PowerCat 1.12 has become known as the “Fabregas” boot since the Barcelona playmaker made a controversial switch from Nike.