Puma have released a follow up to the evoSPEED 1.2 Black/Fluo Yellow launch colorway, and it looks to be another hit. The stand out portion of the Puma evoSPEED 1.2 is the large PUMA spread across the inside of the boot which appears in a solid aged silver in this edition. The leather version features a soft calfskin leather for a more comfortable and moldable feel, as well as great touch on the ball.
[See: Puma evoSPEED 1.2 Review]
The newest speed boot from Puma was engineered to enhance and maximize speed, and will be worn by the likes of Sergio Aguero and Radamel Falcao. I personally think this edition of the boot will look great on Falcao as he dons the red and white of Monaco FC.
This version of the evoSPEED 1.2 is available at soccer.com.
There is a definite shimmer effect to this highly moldable leather upper. Puma use a soft Calfskin on this version that really provides players with very natural touch on the ball. The outsole utilizes a high performance thermoplastic and speedtrack spine to improve both reaction time and durability from the boot. The idea here is that players get more stiffness through the midfoot and are left with a spring effect through toe-off. Puma has also modified the conical studs, which are now thinner and designed to penetrate the surface quicker.
I've never thought of Puma as a "Me Too" kind of company. So why they chose to copy Nike w/ the huge "Puma" script is completely beyond me. Had they left it out the EvoSpeed 1.2 would have the same clean, tasteful look of their past speed boots.
Brrand recognition at its best! I am a fan of the look and actually like ti better than the Nike version.
Exactly. It looks nice though. Plus, now the colorway is like the latest Predator LZ2. Last time, Maestri III, Adizero, & Puma King all came out with yellow + black colorway. It's like they try to replicate each other. Perhaps, it was just coincidence.
Brands often seem to "copy" each other all the time even though it is purely coincidence. Brands begin the design process of their shoes especially months and years before the final product is released so it's highly unlikely that puma saw nike using a certain colorway or massive name branding and thought "hm, that's a great idea let's copy it and hope it works as well for us"