Puma football boots are made by one of the sporting world’s most famous brands. Puma is a German sporting goods company born in the competition between two brothers after the end of World War II. One brother founded Puma, the other used the beginning letters of his first name, Adi, and the beginning letters of his last name, Das, to start a business rivalry that has lasted to this day between Puma and adidas.
Puma football boots have always been leaders in technology, comfort, and style. They introduced their first Puma football boot in 1948, called the Atom, and their Super Atom from 1952 was the first football boot to feature screw-in studs.
Puma football boots were one of the first brands to offer well-known players sponsorships to wear their boots on the pitch. The first international football sensation, Pele, wore his Puma football boots in 1970 at the World Cup matches in Mexico, and his outstanding play and his big personality brought Puma more attention than they could have hoped for when they gave him a pair of their Kings Puma football boots.
Other football superstars followed in Pele’s footsteps, and the famous Diego Maradona wore Puma football boots while playing in the finals of the World Cup in 1982 and again in 1986. Lothar Matthaus wore his Puma football boots to victory in the World Cup for Germany in 1990, bringing even more attention to the home country’s favorite for boots.
Puma football boots are still the favorites of the most famous footballers in the world, worn by: Marco Reus, Olivier Giroud, Gael Clichy, Radamel Falcao, Yaya Toure, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Aguero, Thierry Henry, Michael Carrick, Nemanja Vidic, Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini.
Puma makes many styles of football boots, including the King, the Powercat, the King Spirit, the evoPOWER, the evo SPEED, and the v1.11. The Puma King features a soft but tough leather upper that increases the feel for the ball while still being lightweight and durable. Like other models, the Pebax outsole is lightweight and an external heel counter protects the sensitive heel from errant kicks while stabilizing the foot.
Puma manufactures football boots suitable for the most demanding professional footballers, but also makes models suitable for juniors