If Puma were trying to make a statement with their new PowerCat 1.12 series they have done so with this release. It is not often that I get to refer to a colorway using one color, but this is a White/White/White release – or a whiteout! I mean, realistically I can’t even tell if you will see the below images or not!! (I joke of course) During testing, Cesc Fabregas wore this colorway, sending Puma lovers into a frenzy, and it seems like Puma has decided to take advantage of the clean cut colorway’s popularity. But the most important aspect of the boot is this: These are a limited edition release, with only 50 pairs of the White colorway available at soccer.com.
I am extremely surprised to see such an unusual colorway released by Puma, but lets be honest it is new, fresh, and definitely appealing since they are limited edition. There are bound to be players who feel the look is slightly boring or who have concerns about keeping them clean (this is a legitimate concern!) but having the opportunity to own such a unique look can’t be passed up – these are sure to be a collectors item. I can see plenty of players checking behind the couch for extra cash in order to get cash together for a pair!
Puma has drastically changed things up with this release, choosing a new focus for the silo and slimming things down. You are getting a more streamlined boot that focuses on combining power and control, while maintaining a decent level of protection. The upper is split into two sections; the front is a soft K-leather, ensuring you are getting great touch on the ball, while the lateral region is a lightweight microfiber that supports the midfoot and helps to keep the weight down. Rather than being a Power boot, these sort of drift towards a playmaker mold.
If you are interested in being on 50 to own a pair in the US, they retail for $180 – the same price as the White/Puma Royal colorway. But realistically, the price should not be a concern – ordering a pair before they sell out should be!