Never ones for needing an excuse to whip up limited edition designs, PUMA have made their first 'Graphic' moves of the 2016/17 season. Wrapped in stealth skin and scarred with skulls, the evoSPEED SL II are pure dark side delicacies.

Released just in time for the first round of Champions League Group Stage games, the evoSPEED SL II Graphic is set to feature on pitch this week on a number of PUMA selected players, including Antoine Griezmann. PUMA are never afraid to mix up their creative game and the Graphic series joins Camo editions, Tricks designs and numerous collaborations that explore alternative avenues of football footwear design.

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The front of the boot features flashes of vibrant colour in a heat-map design on areas most likely to come in contact with the ball, with matching splashes on the heel too and a softened white Form-Stripe. The dominant feature is undoubtably the daunting skull design on the instep of each boot. Why the skull? Because skulls are bad ass. That's probably why. 

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Tech-wise, it's the same boot as the Tricks design worn at EURO 2016 and the Copa America. The second generation PUMA evoSPEED SL is constructed with a Japanese microfibre upper material and an updated laser-cut SPEEDFRAME structure to optimise the boot’s shape further. Additional performance features of the SL II can be found in the outsole. The SPEEDTRACK spine provides the balance between stability in the midfoot and flexibility in the forefoot, enhancing both speed and agility. The lightweight nylon outsole’s stud configuration is composed of a mix of bladed and conical studs, providing increased levels of stability, traction and acceleration.

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