October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Puma are back with a signature Men’s release as tribute to the issue. Puma Project Pink has played an important role in highlighting breast awareness over the past few years.
This seasons we get a Pink edition of the lightning fast evoSPEED 1, which follows in the footsteps of the popular Pink V1.11 release from last October. The look is bold and players who decide to wear them will be setting a brave and all important statement. Unlike other occasions, this is one case where wearing a Pink boot can only be a positive thing. Since I am a big fan of the evoSPEED, this is actually one of the first Pink boots that might find their way onto my feet without any questions asked!
So, what is the Puma evoSPEED 1 all about?
Weighing in at 6.3oz, the evoSpeed 1 is 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.
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, it makes for interesting results – especially with the pink tips on this version!
Finally, just to note – PUMA will donate 100% of the profits from the sale of Project Pink gear, plus $1 every time a fan tweets the hashtag #projectpink.