Stylish paint job released in line with new evoSPEED SL

After making serious waves last week with the signing of Mario Balotelli and the special edition evoPOWER Stampa, it's back to business for PUMA who have launched a double dose of evoSPEED updates. Welcome the all new evoSPEED SL, styled and launched alongside the standard model in a Blue/Peach design.

An SL model is something PUMA have practiced before and now with the latest generation evoSPEED settled into the market, the brand have decided to give it a holiday trim in time for the new year. Both models have been given a stylish lick of paint with the standard editions scheduled to hit European pitches from 2014.

It's business as usual for the evoSPEED 1.2, a boot that's enjoyed a successful 2013 building an impressive stable of new players - most notably Arsenal and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla. The boots monolayer microfibre upper has been handed a rather tasty Blue/Peach outfit that's sure to be a hit on the field. The colourway will also be released in a k-leather edition.

For the SL model PUMA have taken new measurements to create a sleeker, more dynamic and lighter boot at just 160g. A newly worked perforated upper made from Japanese microfibre synthetic reduces the weight, while the lightweight sole-plate uses a combination of nylon and pebax with a bespoke traction stud system.

The latest Blue/Peach colourway has already made its way onto the feet of Premier League players over the holiday fixtures and will be worn by PUMA's evoSPEED line-up from 2014. The standard model will continue as the pro-boot choice for PUMA contracted players, while the SL editions will be given no on-field support.

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