Normally, I am a sucker for leather releases, but out of the versions of the new Puma evoSPEED 1 released, this Synthetic one has one-up. Official listed as PUMA Silver/Team Green/Team Violet, this colorway has a lot of pop and the look is definitely fresh. It is an emotional mix that screams Winter soccer in my opinion. Yesterday, we brought you the Project Pink version of the evoSPEED, which has a very emblematic look – this one has an equally good chance of visually standing out on pitch.
The main reason I have gone with profiling the Synthetic version is because it holds a slight more appealing metallic look over the slightly drab Leather. It is not my top choice of colorways currently on the market, but I like where Puma has headed with this. The evoSPEED itself is a great boot and offers performance characteristics to suit any pacey player who appreciates lightweight with good touch.
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!
Different Uppers – Leather vs Synthetic
Puma offer two different offers to suit different player styles. I am personally a fan of the K-leather version, especially because of the level of touch you get on the ball. For those who want a more lightweight option, the Monolayer Microfiber upper is designed to be durable and it is ultimately much easier to clean. The Microfiber upper is also a one piece, so there is no stitching right through. Again, preference on the upper will simply vary by player taste!
How does this latest colorway suit your taste and would you choose it over the Project Pink version?