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Puma Launch the ‘Icon’ King Ultimate

Dean Ariola

Eusébio, Pelé, Johan Cruyff, Lothar Matthäus and Diego Maradona. These are the kings of football that defined the majestic gravity of the Puma King boots on the pitch. To recognise their excellence playing with one of the most recognised football boot silo, Puma has launched the King Ultimate ‘Icon.’ Today’s King is no longer the K-leather boot it has been known to be. Nonetheless, the said Puma model’s pivot in the modern game makes it relevant and, in some sense, still iconic.

The King Ultimate seems to have a strong connection to white, as the ‘Icon’ contains a predominantly white upper like the preceeding ‘Supercharge,’ ‘Brilliance‘ and ‘Pursuit.’ And just like those earlier King Ultimate colourways, the Formstrip has carried the heart of the Icon’s symbolic design.

Portugal, Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany and Argentina. These nations has produced the above mentioned football stars. And so their colours give the gradient, multicoloured hue glistening from the Puma logo. The soft transition from one colour to another suggests the commonality of football greatness among the legends of the game despite their different national backgrounds.

Adding to the regal look is the sparkle from the wearable finish of the conical outsole. Its iridescence does match the vibes brought about by the rainbow melange of the Formstrip colours. Outside of the royalty theme, the King Ultimate Icon also highlights the chemical compound graphic on the medial side, emphasising the point that the composite K-BETTER upper performs well above and gives more than the benefits offered by the traditional K-leather.


Dean Ariola

Dean has worked Chief writer at the Black & Orange team since 2020, he has an indepth knowledge of all the soccer shoes from the big brands, you have him to thank for all the updates to our Boot Secrets guide and he is first on the scene with all the new releases for you!