Puma missed a trick last summer when they unveiled the Puma v1.10SL the day after the World Cup Final, but it seems they’re keen not to repeat the same mistake twice as they ready the Puma v1.11 for it’s debut in the Champions League Final this weekend.
RARE: Puma v1.11. RARE-ER: Barca player on the floor that’s not Pedro.
Spotted here on the feet of Barcelona speedster Ibrahim Afellay, this is the first time we’ve seen the Puma v1.11 in a non-blackout model.
The bold fluo green definitely stands out on the pitch, and would certainly be an astute colourway for Puma to launch their latest football boots in when they launch over the summer.
Since becoming a loyal Puma football boots-wearer in his time at Barcelona, Afellay has often opted for the v1.10SL, so it’s somewhat surprising to see the Dutch international switching to – what we presume to be – a heavier boot ahead of such a crucial game – though it would be a testament to Puma’s new Puma v1.11 boots if the youngster is willing to wear them!
Whilst the new Fluo Green/Black/White colourway is fantastic to look at, it’s tough to make out any details like we were able to with Loic Remy football boots 2 months ago.
What we can tell, though, is this particular pair of Puma v1.11 doesn’t have any sort of ‘sheen’ to them, even in the bright sunshine, suggesting that either Puma have redesigned their notoriously glossy v1.10 upper to have more of a matte finish – or Affelay has opted for a leather pair of Puma v1.11‘s to train in.
Also of note is the small red patch on the top of Afellay’s lace cover – it’s not a Barcelona badge, a Dutch flag or a name and number, so we haven’t got a clue what he’s got on this bespoke pair of football boots!
What would you think if this were the launch colourway of the Puma v1.11?
Perfectly striking or too bold for your tastes?
Let us know in the comments!