Puma have fired up their ‘evo’ boot range, with the evoPOWER 1.2 receiving a blazing hot Japanese Dragon inspired theme.
There’s always something special about getting up close with a new Puma football boot. Puma boots have this knack of producing designs which never fail to appeal and have you turning the boot over and over as you find detail after glorious detail.
So when we got wind of the new evoPOWER 1.2 Dragon we couldn’t wait to get ‘Hands On’ to share the latest from the Bavarian shoemakers.
Looking Good | High Risk Red / White / Sea Pine
It’s obvious, but the first thing that strikes you is that ‘High Risk Red’ on the upper of this shoe. The finish is gloss and it highlights all the Accufoam contours of the boot beautifully.
The heel counter references the theme with a dragon skin graphic print, whilst the white Puma logo sweeps along the outside gracefully.
Colourways are all about opinion, but this red, white and
grey sea pine palette gives this boot an air of authority, its classy.
No Break In
From box, to feet, to play. A lot of tech is talked up in football boots, but Jimmy who was testing this boot, was amazed at how comfortable it was from the minute he put it on to the end of his session.
The lockdown you get with the everFIT cage, combined with the soft heel insert makes this boot feel close and in touch with your foot.
Ultimately, this means the evoPOWER 1.2 is a comfortable boot.
Pick of the Tech
So what features impressed us?
We’ve already mentioned that the everFIT cage gives terrific support and comfort.
The GripTex, which is there to enhance your contact with the ball wasn’t particularly noticeable, but the Adap Lite upper which stretches with your foot and the Accufoam which is more noticeable in this version of the evoPOWER. The Accufoam, which is designed to flatten against your foot when your boot strikes the ball, genuinely helps your strike, it gives the feeling that you’re getting a good connection.
Flipping the boot over, the Gradual Stability Frame allows the soleplate to bend, both ways, but what impressed was the combination of bladed and conical studs. Our session was on firm ground and grip and release was excellent – and there was no discomfort.
We didn’t doubt that we’d be impressed with the evoPOWER 1.2; the stunning Dragon themed design is complimented with a rock solid, performing boot.