Puma King SL Football Boots : Recap

It is increasingly evident that stripping weight is becoming perhaps the topmost priority in the world of football boots. The Puma King SL should be the answer of the Big Cat to the super-light ‘heritage’ boots of adidas (adiPure SL) and Nike (Tiempo Legend Elite).

All is set for the release of the new King, which has been worn in the past by greats like Maradona, Pelé and Eusébio. In fact, these boots have already been given a premature debut by Thierry Henry himself.



In a fairytale start to his second stint at Arsenal, the French striker on loan from the New York Red Bulls came off the bench and coolly slotted home to earn the Gunners the 4th round of the FA Cup with a victory over Leeds United.

For this successful 20 minute cameo, Henry opted for the White / Navy / Orange colourway, which should be accompanied by a Black / Red / Silver release.



Expected to be available for sale for approximately £ 160, the Puma King SL should feature a thin kangaroo leather upper.

As a weight-reducing measure for the scales to be tipped at a mere 218 g, the iconic fold-over tongue is done away with.



From an aesthetic point of view, one notices the Puma Form Stripe along the sides, together with the King’s crown logo on the tongue and the word ‘KING’ beneath the laces, testifying the noble nature of this boot.



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