Puma continues their traditional Eclipse Pack deep into 2023/24, releasing the second black pack of the season with an updated roster and new secondary colour detail. This is the first Eclipse to include the 2024 Future 7 generation boots, and the distinguishing feature relative to previous Puma black collections is the copper accent. Rudagon comes to mind if you’re finding for something familiar in terms of the colour combination. We must say that the use of a metallic colour as a complement to black is always a fail-safe one. What better way to enhance the elegance of black than to apply visuals evoking ideas of silverware.
The Future 7 is the liveliest of this Eclipse group, and it should be given that it is debuting its first black option. Much of it boils down to the visuals represented by the PWRPRINT texturing. Besides the Copper Rose accents, PWRPRINT’s composition of minute blocks gives it a digital matrix illusion. Future 7 also takes advantage of Copper Rose in a shining way to highlight the relocation of PWRTAPE to the arch of the foot. The same reflective shade forms the outline of the Puma Cat on the quarter. A matte, solid one covers the front half of the Dynamic Motion System soleplate.
Thing are a bit sombre as far as the Ultra is concerned. Copper Rose here is a bit heavy and darkened as it courses through the lateral Formstrip outline and flows around its solid fill of the Puma Cat and branding on the heel. The medial Formstrip, however, exhibits a tonal black application. It looks out of place though given the thematic context, making it appear as if a Formstrip sticker has been removed from the boot.
Lastly, this Eclipse King livens up Copper Rose again, using it for the moulded Formstrip and the KING branding on the heel. The boot presents itself as a cleaner version of the Special Edition Rudagon King. Packed the 23/24 Eclipse II boots together and you can easily fit them in with the World Cup Nike Phantom GT2 Generation that exhibited the same colour combination.