Earlier today, Puma launched its second generation release of the highly popular evoPOWER 1.2 boots. Listed as the boot of 2014 by many sources, it is hard to see the cat unleashing an even better boot – but as you’d expect that is what they have set out to do. With new innovations and improved technology, this iteration of the evoPOWER generates even more Power and Accuracy when kicking!
In similar fashion to its predecessor, the new evoPOWER 1.2 is inspired by the function of power generated through a barefoot kick. The boot’s lightweight and super soft microfiber Adaptlite upper material stretches in a longitudinal not lateral direction allowing a freedom of movement while maintaining support. Combined with the Gradual Stability Frame (GSF) outsole technology, the foot bends with a kinetic motion similar to a barefoot to help a player create increased power, especially when shooting. From testing the initial release, this is one aspect of the boot that was wisely left unchanged – why mess with a winning formula?
Accuracy is further improved with the GripTex print that runs across the full length of the upper. The print enhances the grip of the ball in both wet and dry conditions, giving players increased control. Added precision is created through the lightweight AccuFoam lining that combines with the upper material to provide a clean kicking surface, which helps to increase accuracy when passing and shooting using different areas of the boot.
Speaking about the new evoPOWER 1.2 boot, Cesc Fàbregas said:
Accuracy is the basis of my game, it’s very important for a midfield player both when I pass and shoot. I love the improvements that have been made to the evoPOWER boot that have an increased focus on accuracy as well as power. Football can be won and lost in small margins, having a boot you believe will help you perform at your best gives you a confidence to perform at your best. I am very happy with what PUMA has done with this boot.
We are in the midst of having both the initial Camo design and this latest evoPOWER 1.2 edition arrive in for testing. Once we get them in, expect to see more images and hear more on how the boot is fundamentally constructed/what you can expect should you order a pair!
You can find these currently listed for $199.99 at soccer.com.