The crown of lightest boot on the market has been removed from
the adiZero, and firmly placed on the head of the brand new Puma v1.10
SL football boots! Weighing in at an incredible 150 grams, SoccerBible
have received the world's lightest ever football boot to exclusively
share with our fans...
You may think the v1.10 SL have a familiar look about them - and you'd be right. Taking the highly limited concept boot - the Puma v1.815 Ferrari - as a starting point, this new model now comes to the masses as the speed boot category gets ever lighter.
A lot of people forget that the v1.815 Ferrari dropped in at 165g - which has been easily matched by the adiZero. But as that was just a concept boot, it fell to the production adizero to take take the title.
So Puma, obviously the competitive types, returned with the v1.10 SL (Super Light), a stripped down and... err.. super-light version of their performance v1 speed series.
Puma are redefining lightweight footwear with the Puma v1.10 SL football boots, a boot which to be honest wouldn't look out of place on the running track, but then Puma are the proud suppliers to the fastest man on the planet Usain Bolt, so they know a thing or two about speed!
Despite our pair from Puma weighing in a fraction above the quoted 150 gram mark, the Puma boffins assured us the final production SL will have shaved these extra grammes off for retail.
At the moment information on the Puma v1.10 SL soccer shoes is limited, but we've gleaned all the informantion we can out of Puma to share with the SoccerBible community. What we do know though is that the Puma SL is a truly awesome football boot, and if you don't believe us feast your eyes upon our exclusive pictures.
The Puma v1.10 SL upper is made from a superlight micorfibre synthetic material, which is extremely soft for comfort and ball feel. Despite being soft, the material is highly abrasion resistant to improve the boot's longevity and durability.
A central lacing system enhances comfort and wearability, and is finished off with a lightweight tongue, constructed to provide breathability.
The Pebax outsole, distinctive in it's Puma Royal colour, delivers stability and durability as it is bonded to the upper. An external heel counter, is also shaped and bonded to further enhance stability and support.
There's a Carbon Fibre insert in the Puma v1.10 SL football boots outsole, enhancing player movement through reactivity, flexibilty and midfoot stability.
The Puma v1.10 SL football boots are officially the lightest football boots on the market, and are certainly going to cause a lot of debate. The Puma SL's are due to be released on the 12th July and will cost around £185 GBP / $275 USD.
So now you've seen them, lets hear YOUR opinions on the latest innovative lightweight football boot to hit the market...