Just a few weeks ago, Puma released the new V1.10 SL which took lightweight speed boots to another level. Weighing in at a miserly 150g, the SL took the ‘lightest boot in the world’ title off the highly successful Adidas AdiZero.
The V1.10 SL took inspiration from the v1.815 Ferrari concept boot and is a stripped out version of the original V1.10. Now Puma have released the second colourway of this groundbreaking boot; Team Yellow/Amazon Green/Black which was inspired by the national colours of Jamaica.
Why Jamaica? Well Puma have the fastest man on the planet on their books in the shape of Usain Bolt. The Olympic gold medal winner is an avid football fan and has been seen running in the African Unity Kit and ‘Tricks’ colourway inspired running shoes. It is no surprise then that Bolt and one of Puma’s most recognizable faces in football; Samuel Eto’o joined forces to inspire the design of this new boot.
Usain Bolt and Samuel Eto’o deliver the ultimate in speed, skill and performance and this is reflected in the new V1.10 SL Lightning. The bright colours of Jamaica are not the only stand out feature on the boot. Swarovski crystals embedded in the heel link it to the IAAF Diamond League while the Jamaican national motto “Out of Many, One People” is presented on the out-step.
The boot’s upper is an ultra-light abrasion resistant microfibre bounded to the Pebax external heel counter. A Carbon Fibre reinforced outsole gives the boot great strength and balance for your mid-foot.
These boots are truly eye-catching and an amazing technological achievement for Puma. The AdiZero has taken the footballing world by storm and we wait with expectation to see what the new Team Yellow/Amazon Green/Black V1.10 SL Lightning can do.