Introducing the Puma V1.06.
Spearheading Puma’s attack at the World Cup is the ultra light, sometimes camouflages Puma V1.06. The German company have broken the mould somewhat with this super light football boot.
Update: Puma re-released the V1.06 on it’s 10th anniversary – Puma V1.06 >>
Performance: The V1.06 is Puma’s lightest football boot to date. It has a super thin 0.4mm thick upper (ConTec). The upper is specially coated to give the leather texture, but it is much lighter. The outsole integrates with the anatomical stud positioning and pointed soft ground studs, designed to offer the best grip, maneuverability and rear foot stability. If control is paramount, then the thin upper offers a great deal of feel.
Comfort: Said to be like wearing socks! The V1.06 contains an ergonomic upper, which follows the foot’s shape.
Players: Peter Crouch, Yaya Toure, Costinha wear the Puma V1.06 football boots at the World Cup.
Price: RRP £99.
Verdict: The unusual design requires an acquired taste. With such a thin upper, power and protection is limited. However this boot has proved to be very popular with the professionals and who am I to argue!