It’s a very, very, astoundingly rare thing in the world of football boots when the simple things get done right – things are over complicated far too often, which is why this clean-cut new Puma PowerCat has our hearts all a-flutter!
Marking a return to black for the PowerCat – which seems to have been in every colour under the sun in it’s 11 months on sale – we thing that the whole boot looks very clean and ‘together’, not particularly highlighting the technology or features to give a very old-school look.
One thing that might stand out for long-time lovers of Puma’s ‘power’ football boots is the slight redesign on the outside of the boot towards the heel, with a swathe of black leather meeting the Aged Silver synthetic around Puma’s legendary Big Cat logo.
Puma seem to have been going from strength-to-strength with their football boots recently, with their White/Team Orange PowerCat being one of our favourite colourways of last year – and it’s good to see their designers come up with something completely different from that launch in October.
One downside of this PowerCat has got to be on pitch visibility – whilst the aforementioned White/Team Orange were visible on the feet of Bacary Sagna, Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic, these more understated football boots will be a little harder to see on the pitch!
The new Puma PowerCat Black/ Aged Silver is available to pre-order in the US for shipping mid-January with details on a European release to follow very shortly!
What do you think to this latest release? Clean and classic or dull as dishwater?
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