Despite the Puma King Finale and the exceptional Puma King SL giving King fans enough choice in the heritage department, Puma are dedicated to re-issuing some of their classic King boots – including the Puma King Top DI – Regal Red / White.

Puma King Top DI 1982 - Regal Red

Styled after the 1982 model of the King, the Puma King Top DI is definitely a timeless performer.

Whilst the overall features of the boot have been lifted from the ’82 King, the distinctive design of the stitching on the toes was still widely being used on models of the King what were being used 20 years later in the early 2000’s – how’s that for tried and tested?

Puma King - Regal Red / White

The Puma King Top DI uses full-grain Puma LITE leather for it’s upper, for a classic finish and lightweight feel (there is a King Top K DI with K-Leather, but that’s only available in black at the time of writing), which is augmented by a quilted vamp in the forefoot for a featherlight first touch.

The DI part of the name stands for ‘Direct Injection’, and that refers to the method used in constructing the classic moulded soleplate. Bi-Density Polyurethane is used to create the inimitable stud shape and layout of the Puma King Top DI, ensuring durability and minimised stud pressure.

Puma King Top DI

Finished here in the befittingly-titled ‘Regal Red’, these Kings are definitely designed for players who want the old-school aesthetic but still like to stand out, and would be a great way for any Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, AC Milan or Atletico Madrid fan to show their allegiance on the pitch.

Weighing in at 334g or 11.8oz, the Puma King Top DI – Regal Red / White is definitely one of the heaviest boots on the market at the moment – but what else would you expect from such an old-school release?

Puma King Top DI - Regal Red

Available now, the Puma King Top DI – Regal Red / White is a reasonably-priced $99.99 US or £79.99 in the UK.

What do you think to this new release? Let us know in the comments, or hit up the boot-o-meter to give us your thoughts!

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  1. says: Nigel

    I brought last year a pair of Puma Kings which i had last used about 12-15 years ago and was very disappointed with he quality of the leather it wasn’t anywhere as good as it was and just looking at them they looked like a cheap take-down versio.The comfort was still good but i would say to people save your money and pay the extra on the Adidas Copa Mundi

    1. says: c.f.

      perhaps you did buy a takedown version. but yes, i suppose the copa mundial is better, my brother had HG adidas telstars (which i believe is a copa takedown) and said those were the most comfortable boots hes had.

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