It was 1998. In France. The world’s biggest stage set for the beautiful game and all the unexpected moments that come with it. Before his match, Cameroonian footballer Rigobert Song did something small but extraordinary. He laced up one red PUMA King boot. He laced up one yellow PUMA King boot. And he stepped out onto the pitch showcasing his team pride and confidence unlike any other. This moment not only defined the man but also kicked off another chapter in PUMA’s history of working with unusual, game changing individuals.
Over in Puma HQ, the design team seems to be pretty excited about the opportunity to release pairs of boots in different colors. In order to honor the first true instance of two-colored football boot swagger, PUMA has introduce this exclusive, limited edition run of the King Top 98.
An absolutely magical boot, the King Top 98 features a classy leather upper and an old school feel that is sure to feed the attention of traditional fans. Design wise, this is another instance where Puma has empowered their athletes’ source of self-expression. The right is yellow. The left is red.
During the 2014 World Cup, we also saw a similar design emphasis on-pitch, with boots being worn by Mario Balotelli, Sergio Agüero and other stars reflecting a commitment to self-expression (their boots were pink and blue.) This two-color concept is ready to make history, although we are unlikely to see them worn by any top professional players.
As a Limited Edition, there are only 575 pairs available worldwide – you can find a select number of them currently at Soccer.com.