Puma are back with another one of their exuberant release, this time in the PowerCat 1.12 series. Labelled as the Gravity, this bold new colorway comes in a Fluo Blue/New Navy/Orange/Team Yellow and offers a very abstract design. There is no real significance behind this release, but like previous Kehinde Wiley inspired releases or the recent Tokyo, it is Puma’s way of mixing artistic flair with high performing footwear. Even more interestingly, Puma has gone with a mirror design with both boots featuring an opposite range of colors.
You get what looks like a splash of dark paint, a few red dots, some 3D wave lines and a star situated right behind the Cat. Put it all together and you get…well, I’m not too sure to be honest! Maybe the Cat stayed out too late and is a little tipsy running home?!? If you know or have a guess for what it represents, make sure to enlighten us in the comments below!
In terms of retail, the Gravity hits the market at $179.99, which is right on par with other PowerCat 1.12 releases.
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.
The PowerCat 1.12 has become known as the “Fabregas” boot since the Barcelona playmaker made a controversial switch from Nike.
I think that cat did more than have a few drinks…
How will the touch on this boot differ than the original by using microfiber – will it suffer at all?