Designed to provide players with one of the most customizable fits on the market, the FUTURE 2.1 NetFit has proven to be a game-changer for Puma. Players are treated to a completely new experience thanks to the NetFit lacing system. Depending on how crazy you want to get, you can create dramatically unique fits with the ability to specifically enhance tension in particular areas.
To further enhance the overall fit and feel of the boots the NetFit upper has been fused to an evoKNIT sock and texture strike zones to create what is an as one, form-fitting, textile base layer. This helps create a snug-fit while making sure the foot is closer to the ball on impact for improved touch. The evoKNIT sock has also been developed and has a much more dynamic and aggressive cut than past models before it.
Find all the latest FUTURE 2.1 colorways available at soccer.com.
The FUTURE also introduces the brand new RAPIDAGILITY outsole, made of super lightweight and reactive PEBAX. The actual configuration contains a mix of conical and bladed studs that are designed to bring the best results in traction and stability. Through testing, I wore these on both FG and AG surfaces with positive results on both. The conical profile of the studs allows for solid traction and natural swivel/release from the surface without too many issues. I recommend them as a quality option if you need a single boot to use on both surfaces.
The key marketing feature of this release is the actual fit of the boots, and thankfully they fit super well on foot. Once you slip your foot in, the upper material stretches to give you a very natural feel all the way around. I’d rate them as one of the most effective fitting boots you will find, from narrow fits to wider fits. How can that be? Well, the soleplate is built to accommodate a wider fit and the upper has some stretch to allow you to get your foot in. Then, you can define how snug they actually become thanks to NetFit. In terms of length, they are very much true to size.
Compared to the original FUTURE18 release, the second generation FUTURE 2.1 is enhanced with a tighter NetFit material across the forefoot for improved durability and a more responsive ribbed collar to improve comfort.
Honestly, the FUTURE series is one that all players should experience at least once, they really are a special boot. When you can combine and balance comfort with fit, you automatically have an advanced style boot. Allowing players the opportunity to alter the lacing system and create a more personalized shape across the foot, placing or reducing pressure in different areas, is something that can only prove beneficial across the wide spectrum of players that are out there. Having tested two different generations to date, I can highly recommend them.
Best part is that this featured Black/Shocking Orange version is available at a pretty nice sale price right now, dropped from $220 to $160 at soccer.com.