The Puma King is the market's longest serving boot still in existence today, having conquered World Cups, European Cups and domestic leagues, it's time to see if the latest Puma King football boots are a bastion of the range. Check out our exclusive look at the Black/White/Red Puma King Finale football boots...
Taking it's design cues from Puma's 1986 Mexico Finale boot, the King Finale is revamped with modern technology and materials. Check them out and share your thoughts with the SoccerBible community online, on Twitter and on Facebook.
There's no denying the Puma King is one of the long standing performers within the game, and for Puma there is no escaping the heritage tie-in due to the iconic wearers such as Pele, Maradona, Eusebio and Cruyff. That said, to their credit Puma are constantly looking to re-invent the King range and the Finale is the latest incarnation, coming over 40 years after the very first King.
The King Finale once again adheres to Puma's benchmark for quality craftsmanship and materials. Puma have paid close attention to detail, as the King Finale features reinforced tight-row vamp stitching to prolong the longevity of the boots performance and for better overall shape retention of the leather upper.
The Puma King Finale soccer cleats boast a soft and comfortable K leather upper for enhanced ball feel, and quite crucially the Finale upper has once again improved, as it i's softer than the previous King XL. There are many other new features that make the King Finale stand-out, notably the redesigned traditional tongue which provides a cleaner kicking area and improved pressure distribution upon ball impact. The tongue fits securely in place courtesy of an integrated Velcro fastening.
The King Finale boot utilises the Puma AptoLast which conforms to the natural shape of the foot, providing a snug comfortable fit, which only improves with time as the boot fully shapes itself to the foot.
For further comfort, a memory foam insert in the anatomically shaped sock-liner sits under the heel offering cushioning and improved shock absorption. The Puma King Finale soccer shoes also feature a high density heel counter integrated into it's construction, which offers protection and crucially stability, while the leather heel tap increases comfort and reduces pressure on the Achilles tendon.
The outsole of the Puma King Finale football boots is made from a lightweight high performance thermoplastic elastomeric material, so for effort and ingenuity Puma score full marks. And they utilise a traditional conical stud sole-plate, which has served wearers of the King for over 40 years.
As far as being embraced in the modern game is concerned, the King Finale has shown it is still a top-end performer, and can boast the likes of Manchester United new boy Phil Jones and creative midfielder Mikel Arteta.
The new Black/White/Red Puma King Finale football boots go on pre-order from 25th June, ahead of hitting the shelves on 1st July, and are available for a competitive price of 8th January, and you'll be able to pick up a pair of these white versions for around £100 GBP / $130 USD / €120 EURO.
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