Last time Unisport released an exclusive Puma boot, the Danish retailer blessed us with two cool-looking Ultra 1.4s, one inspired by the warmth of the Japanese Sakura tree and one by the buzz of barbershops. This time around they have taken both the Future and Ultra Ultimates, and took them out of this world by launching the Unisport-exclusive Puma Astronaut Pack. And judging by the output, the boots proudly shows their outerspace connection as imagined by Jay Mike and his team.
The Ultra in this pack takes on the Astronaut side of things, with the glossy soleplate, as Jay Mike describes it, “…takes inspiration from that almost mirror-like, shiny electroplated effect that you see on the visor of their space helmets.” The dual density plate is orange, which is the colour that flows to the schematic graphic and ULTRA branding that design the white ULTRAWEAVE upper.
The Ultra Astronaut also adds in some outer space symbols, with their own football twist, around the medial side of the quarter, such as the triangular hazard sign that reads ‘KEEPERS NIGHTMARE’ as well as the Puma Formstrip-shaped rocket and the Unisport-badged astronaut.
Onto the Puma Future, Unisport gives the boot the affiliation to the spacecraft. They have done so by first putting a tin foil-like finish to the lateral PWRTAPE, the concept of which is derived from the thermal protection of space shuttles. The other PWRTAPE gets a technical treatment with its translucent make.
Referring to the moon ground that the space shuttle lands on, the collar and the arch band takes on an asphalt colouring, contrasting with the white FUZIONFIT360 upper. Given the base of the upper, the orange Puma cat and the asphalt 2023 call outs are given visibility. Subtly added to towards the heel is a small wording that reads ‘UNISPORT PUMA MISSION CONTROL – HERZOGENAURACH,’ a reference to the PUMA headquarters. Finishing the Future Astronaut Pack is the Unisport star badge planted on the heel.
Watch Unisport’s video below for more about the boots (and the small detail they added on the insoles):