PUMA are paying tribute to one of their highest-profile players with the release of the PUMA evoPOWER MB45 Tricks – a limited edition model for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.
Taking on a similar styling to the asymmetrical ‘Tricks’ design of the World Cup of the 2014 World Cup, the boots are Green/White on one shoe and Red/Green on the other, with both boots forming the Italian national flag together.
The lateral side of the upper incorporates a quote from one of Mario’s tattoos while the medial side has the words Professionalism, Endeavour, and Humility, referencing Balotelli’s goals on and off the pitch.
Constructed with an innovative premium microfibre material, the soft PUMA AdapLite upper bends with the foot thanks to it’s unique one way stretch to deliver maximum power while retaining it’s shape against lateral forces.
The Gradual Stability Frame has been designed by PUMA to allow the lightweight anatomical Pebax outsole to bend in harmony with the foot and the one-way stretchable AdapLite upper.
A combination of fixed bladed and conical studs gives the evoPOWER 1 football boots the perfect balance of stability and manoeuvrability on firm ground.
A limited edition release, only 400 pairs will be available worldwide from selected retailers.
Balotelli debuted the PUMA evoPOWER MB45 Tricks in Liverpool’s game with Chelsea this past weekend, which unfortunately saw another goal-less game for Balotelli as Liverpool lost 2-1.
PUMA will undoubtedly be keen to see the striker wear his new football boots with the Italy national team kit (which they also sponsor) and hopefully hit the ground running with his club side after the international break. [bootrating]