PUMA has teamed up with electric hypercar maker Rimac Automobili to develop the PUMA ULTRA SL, the world’s lightest boot ever. Only 412 pairs will be released to select retailers, with the boot officially weighing in at a gravity defying 90 grams or 3.2oz. It is a delicate balance of elite-level stability, traction and lightweight properties combined with PUMA exclusive innovation.
The PUMA ULTRA SL weighs in at 3.2oz.
Being honest, it is a surprise to see Puma enter the super lightweight category again. Their last SL series came with a warning that they were only to be worn on match days, with a total of 5-10 wears expected. And being honest, feedback from players that wore them was not very positive. That hasn’t stopped Puma from giving the category another shot.
A limited number of pairs are available at soccer.com.
“The objective of the ULTRA SL was to create the fastest, most extreme football boot possible, to give an insight into how football boots could be engineered in the future,” said Dominique Gathier, Head of Product Line Management Teamsport. “We looked at how hypercars are built and transferred these key learnings into the creation of ULTRA SL, with particular focus on how to reduce the weight of the boot whilst maintaining elite-level performance properties.”
The question then is how have they pieced this release together? Well, the ULTRA SL FG’s upper is constructed of a super-light woven mesh, coated in a thin layer of TPU skin to give added durability and touch on the ball. The aerodynamic silhouette features two ‘windows’ on the heel, which are directly inspired by the body work of the Rimac C_Two. They also feature a PEBAX outsole and integrates a custom-made, extremely lightweight tooling engineered to boost your speed with ULTRA acceleration.
Antoine Griezmann took to the pitch and debuted the lightest boot ever during the UEFA Nations League fixture between France and Croatia in Rimac’s home city, Zagreb, on October 14th. And he got on the score sheet, giving them an even better debut!
Again, find a limited number of pairs right now at soccer.com.