About a year ago, we started seeing stars like Fabregas and Balotelli running about in a new kind og football boot. PUMA were behind this new innovation, and we quickly learned that we were talking about the evoPOWER 1. Today, few boot connoisseurs will need further introduction. However, it is not time for us to re-learn the boot again. PUMA have recently started revealing the new evoPOWER 1.2.
It seems that it is becoming quite the trademark. It is not the first time that we have seen PUMA teasing by releasing a camo-design leading up to an official presentation of a new generation or silo. You may argue that this presentation of the evoPOWER 1.2 is the first official launch of the latest updated generation of the power boot. It just doesn't come with any type of instruction guide. In other words, PUMA are not revealing what is actually new in connection with this boot.
Furthermore, this evoPOWER 1.2 Camo is presented as a Limited Edition and the total number of pairs available across the world is just 580. This also means that it will only be small group of evoPOWER fans, who will be able to own this sneak peak into what is to be presented as the latest version of the evoPOWER.
All we can really inform about this camo edition, is what you can see with the naked eye. And even this, PUMA are trying to blur with a camo design that creates optical illusion through geometrical patterns in various nuances of purple. But even if PUMA are trying hard to confuse our eyes, there is quite a difference from looking at the boot, compared to actually having it in your hands.
And we can reveal that the new evoPOWER 1.2 includes both new, reused and modified elements. PUMA have communicated that they have redesigned their upper, which is still developed with AdapLite, in order to facilitate even more power and precision to your strike. This is the result of many years of research and close cooperation with an number of PUMA's biggest stars who wear the evoPOWER on a daily basis.
The concept behind the evoPOWER builds on a research idea that the most powerful strike is obtained with the bare foot, as it is allowed to move fully naturally and hereby also fully utilise the the anatomical build. Therefore, PUMA have created a football boot that comes close to a barefoot feel, without missing out on the necessary protection that a football boot provides.
All of this has been obtained via a specially flexible upper, not to forget the sole, which again in this new generation comes with the Gradual Stability Frame, which serves to allow the foot to move both up and down. PUMA are however not only interested in creating a more powerful strike, but also a more precise strike, which is facilitated by a special texture of the AccuFoam on the upper. They have however altered this somewhat on this new model.
Comfort is also a keyword in the evoPOWER, and is among other things, obtained via the PUMA EverFitCage-EXT, which is located on the inside and ensures a stable grip around your foot. Moreover, PUMA have modified the heel a bit, and it is now a bit higher in order to provide even more stability and support to the back of your foot.
With this limited version of the evoPOWER 1.2 PUMA initiate a new chapter in the story of the evoPOWER and we can hardly wait to see what's in store for us, both in terms of technology and design. It is already looking very exciting.