Straight off the bat, I can tell you that simply looking at pictures of this new colorway in the Puma PowerCat 1.12 series really doesn’t do them justice. It comes in an official Black/Dark Shadow/White/Lime Punch, but the Dark Shadow upper that sits around the ankle region offers an almost metallic look that differentiates it from other releases. Mixed with a prime Black K-leather upper and dynamic Lime Punch detailing, you get a very modern, vintage boot.
The PowerCat 1.12 has become known as the “Fabregas” boot since the Barcelona playmaker made a controversial switch from Nike. This latest release is only the 2nd colorway we have seen in the range and it is the first dark toned version.
Having tested the PowerCat 1.12 recently, I encountered no major problems other than some scuffing on the white upper. The major talking point of the release lies along the strike zone, where you will find Puma’s newly innovated PST, or Power Shooting Technology. It is comprised of two separate regions of TPU, both featuring different densities and serving opposite functions. In terms of sizing, the one company I regularly encounter issues with is Puma – but they seem to have got these spot on! Length wise, they are absolutely true to size and make for a perfect fit.
This version has an initial retail price of $180.