Although I have never been a huge fan of how the Puma King range looks, I have to admit that I am really liking this latest release! The Puma King Finale was first seen during this past summers World Cup when Argentinian Forward Martin Palermo debuted them. In what is one of the stranger release strategies, Puma have only now brought the boot to market – 4 months after we first saw them!
Is it the riveted Kangaroo leather, the yellow detailing or the more intricate features of the boot that make them extremely appealing? I’m not sure, but I do like how it is all pieced together with a more tradition look. I haven’t go my hands on a pair to check them out first hand yet but I am hoping to in order to get a real feel for them. Another aspect I like a lot is how Puma have toned down the overall weight to an extremely impressive 9.2oz, something we haven’t seen with any prior King releases. To compare, the Puma King XL (the last release in the range) weight around 11.5oz.
The one thing that I’m not fond of is the design of the tongue – it looks a little out of place. I will be interested to see if it has any functionality or if the boot will look better with it cut off!
Stay tuned for more details over the next week or two and if I can get my hands on a pair watch out for a full review. Also, the Puma King Diego Finale is set to be released in limited edition here in the US in the next few weeks, more information to follow on that release.