After years of extensive research involving foot anatomy, Puma concluded that the level of shot power is a result of allowing the foot to flex and the toes to curl naturally. Thus, the Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat was designed to provide absolute foot freedom with the purpose of enhancing striking power. It is one of the Puma soccer cleats that are packed with ingenious innovations.
Wearing a Puma evoPOWER soccer, you will realize that every piece of technology serves its purpose. They all work well together to create an entirely new and exciting experience compared to any other soccer cleat on the market.
Notable technologies of Puma evoPOWER soccer cleats
The Adap-Lite upper is a Japanese synthetic material that is soft and has a smooth texture. The first time it was used on a soccer shoe was on the 2014 edition of the Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat. It expands and follows the contours of the foot vertically but not horizontally. By doing so, the shoe allows maximum freedom of movement while still maintaining support.
Because of this Puma-exclusive technology, the upper can flex, bend, and stretch in the direction of the foot mimicking its natural flexibility when driving a ball. As a result, the Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat keeps its shape and stability when making cutting movements.
Together with the Accu-Foam technology, the Adap-Lite creates a cleaner strike zone for the Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat
On the original Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat, the Accu-Foam comes in 19 rectangular chunks of foam in the upper and two on the tongue. They are positioned far enough from each other to allow the upper to follow the shape of the foot comfortably.
This technology offers two purposes for a Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat. One, it acts like a rubber that rebounds when you strike a shot. Two, it cushions the foot when controlling the ball in close situations.
EverFit Cage EXT
The EverFit Cage is a lightweight synthetic material that is usually found on the inside of a soccer cleat such as the Puma evoSPEED silo. The EverFit Cage Ext is seen on the outside of a Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat to reinforce the upper material. It is very durable and ensures that the soccer cleat keeps its shape despite continued use.
Gradual Stability Frame
The Gradual Stability Frame or GSF is a spine bar that runs across the midfoot of the soleplate. It is stiff in the heel and gradually loosens as it approaches the midfoot area. The GSF is very flexible underneath the toe bend of the Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat. It reinforces stability and allows the soleplate to snap back to its original shape quickly.
Originally found on the Puma evoSPEED soccer cleats, the 3D GripTex Print was introduced to the upper of the Puma evoPOWER 1.3 in 2016. It is designed to enhance ball grip and control in both wet and dry conditions. It is similar to the Non Stop Grip (NSG) technology found in Adidas soccer cleats as well as the All Conditions Control (ACC) technology found in Nike soccer cleats.
The GripTex technology is also placed on the inside of the Puma evoPOWER Vigor 1 to avoid any in-shoe slippage.
Special edition Puma evoPOWER soccer cleats
Famous for their limited-edition soccer cleats, Puma released a number of soccer cleats in collaboration with fashion brands, watchmakers, car manufacturers, and their endorsers. Often, these unique Puma evoPOWER soccer cleats come in eye-catching colorways, but it is interesting to note that the technologies used are similar to the regular variations.
This German shoe brand has been known for their Tricks Collection, such as the Puma evoPOWER Tricks 2014 World Cup Cleats and the Puma evoPOWER 1 MB45 soccer cleats. They also have a Tricks edition soccer cleats for the evoSPEED series such as the Puma EvoSpeed 5.5 Tricks Firm Ground.
Puma evoPOWER Tricks Euro 2016
The general silhouette of this shoe is taken from the original Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat. What is unique about this pair is that the left shoe fades from black to pink while the right shoe fades from black to yellow.
Puma evoPOWER 1.3 2016 Celebration Pack
Puma released only 94 pairs of the ultra-limited-edition Puma evoPOWER 1.3 2016 Celebration Pack. Tech-wise, this shoe is the same as the standard third-generation Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat.
The design is predominantly black and silver with gold details. The right shoe has the Safety Yellow Form Stripe on the lateral side, while the left shoe has the Pink Glo Form Stripe on the lateral side as well. It has a slightly darker vibe than its evoSPEED counterpart. The accent colors can also be found at the tip of some of the studs for the firm ground (FG) variation of this soccer cleat.
The 2016 Celebration Pack, which also features the special edition Puma evoSPEED SL II, was produced exclusively to celebrate the winners of the 2016 Euro and Copa America Centenario tournaments.
Puma evoPOWER 1 MB45
Launched with only 400 pairs available worldwide, the Puma evoPOWER MB45 has the exact same modifications found on the Puma evoPOWER 1 that Mario Balotelli himself wears. The color design pays homage to the Italian flag.
The famous Genghis Khan quote, “I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you” can be found on the lateral side of this limited-edition Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat. On the medial side, the three words "Professionalism, Endeavour, Humility" can be seen.
Puma evoPOWER 1 C4
With Puma releasing unique soccer cleats for Mario Balotelli and Marco Reus, it does not come as a surprise when they released a signature edition Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat for Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The Puma evoPOWER 1 C4 was released with only 400 pairs worldwide.
In an attempt to stick to their famous Tricks theme, this Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat also comes in a Chelsea-esque colors: blue and white. The shiny clear coat “C4” and “Fabregas” on the outstep are visible against the matte-finished upper.
Aside from the matte finish on the upper, the only difference from the regular variation Puma evoPOWER 1 is the slightly stiffer soleplate because of the added material underneath the insole.
Puma evoPOWER 1.2 Dragon Pack
Taking inspiration from Japan’s mythical creatures, the Puma evoPOWER 1.2 Dragon pack was designed with strength and accuracy in mind. Its colorway was officially listed as High Risk Red-Sea Pine. This Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat’s artistic look is finished with printed dragon scales on the heel.
Puma evoPOWER 1.2 Camo
Another pair of limited edition Puma evoPOWER soccer cleats is the Puma evoPOWER 1.2 Camo in the striking Peacoat-Bright Plasmapink colorway. The basic tonal shading and orange triangular patterns create a 3D optical illusion to keep the distinctive features of the cleat concealed until the official colorway is launched. There were only 580 pairs produced for this soccer cleat.
Puma evoPOWER Vigor 1 Blackout edition
Initially launched in the Gecko-Black-Safety Yellow colorway, this 2017 Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat was released in a stunning blackout edition. What makes it special is that this soccer cleat comes in synthetic and K-leather versions. It boasts an all-black look with no colorful details.
Puma evoPOWER Vigor 3D
Another impressive and visually striking Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat comes in the form of the Puma evoPOWER Vigor 3D. The multi-dimensional upper has an iridescent effect that immediately draws attention and creates a dramatic look to the cleat. The actual shade of the upper is dark navy, but depending on how the lighting, shades of green and purple can be seen.
Frequently asked questions
What is the similarity between the Puma evoPower cleats and Nike Hypervenom soccer cleats?
The Puma evoPOWER 1.2 has a similar honeycomb-like structure as the Nike Hypervenom soccer cleats.
What makes the Puma evoPOWER soccer cleats different from the Puma evoSPEED soccer cleats?
The Puma evoPOWER soccer cleats are built for players who want an added boost in control, stability, balance, accuracy, and power; while the lightweight Puma evoSPEED soccer cleats are designed with speed and flexibility as the goal.
Which foot types are best for the Puma evoPOWER soccer cleats?
With its wide last, the Puma evoPOWER soccer cleats are suitable for players with normal to slightly wide feet.
Who are the endorsers of the Puma evoPOWER soccer cleats?
Majority of the high-profile soccer endorsers of Puma wear the evoPOWER soccer cleats. They are Marco Reus, Olivier Giroud, Sergio Agüero, Cesc Fabregas, Gianluigi Buffon, and Mario Balotelli.
What does the Tricks collection represent?
The Puma Tricks is the brand’s key product element in their “The Nature of Believing” marketing campaign. It represents the wearer’s unshakable confidence when donning a contrasting pair of Puma Tricks soccer cleats. This collection of two-toned soccer cleats is best for players who dare to be different and want to stand out on the pitch.
What does the “C4” branding on the signature Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat for Cesc Fabregas mean?
The C in C4 stands for the initial of Cesc first name and 4 stands for his squad number. It is also interesting to note that C4 is a type of explosive. Thus, the universal explosive logo is cleverly placed at the back of the shoe and on the string bag that comes with the signature edition Puma evoPOWER soccer cleat.
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