Focussing on the city and putting club rivalries aside, PUMA have partnered with Pro:Direct Soccer to launch the MCR ‘A City United’ capsule collection, which sees a special edition Future Z 1.4 supported by a full range of apparel.

Manchester is a city that has a clear divide when it comes to support at the top level: blue or red, City or United. Like most local rivalries, there’s a lot of passion and pride, and not a lot of room for any compassion for the other. But PUMA are putting the feuding aside to bring the city together under one banner, releasing the MCR ‘A City United’ capsule collection, which features the 0161 area code as a calling card for a special edition Future Z 1.4.

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It’s not he first time that PUMA have done something like this, previously uniting the city of Manchester back in 2020 under the iconic Worker Bee that symbolises Mancunians’ hard work ethic. This time it’s the previously mentioned area code of 0161, and that plays out as the central element of the design for the Future Z, which sees a tangerine base with a black overlaid graphic of repeating hexagons – building on the bee theme. The phrase ‘A City United’ appears on the back of heel, while white laces provide a contrast to the rest of the look.

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The apparel side of the collection then sees a tracksuit, tee, hoodie and bucket hat in an inverted colourway of the boot, with a dark base joined by the Tangerine accents. They appear as the ‘A City United’ wording, which features in the sponsor slot on the tee, and the ‘0161’ callout that appears throughout.

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