Puma has released a new boot that solves the “for game days only” quandary that came with the evoSPEED SL. Welcome in the Puma evoSPEED SL-S. What makes these so different is a new monolayer microfiber upper material, which results in more durability for the everyday player. The evoSPEED SL was introduced by PUMA last summer for “match days and special moments“, whilst the new evoSPEED SL-S is for players that require the ‘lighter than light’ feeling from training right through to game day.
When we reference light here, the SL-S will weigh an extremely light 5.4oz, or just over 150grams. This is more in line with the weight of the leather version than the original SL, but it makes sense that they would need to jump in weight in order to last more than 10 games.
Current line-up available at soccer.com.
PUMA players Sergio Agüero, Marco Reus, Antoine Griezmann and Marco Verratti will wear the new evoSPEED SL-S in the Vibrant Safety Yellow/Atomic Blue colorway from today. Agüero said:
These new boots are simply incredible. Players have different needs from their football boots, I like to wear the same boots in training that I wear in matches, which is just my personal preference. This new evoSPEED SL-S allows me to do that, which I am very happy about. To me, a light boot is very important, as it helps me to pick up maximum speed within few seconds or change direction easily, which is key to my style of play.
In terms of official retail release, the SL-S are available for purchase on puma.com and at global football boot retailers from Saturday, January 2.