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Puma Future 7 Ultimate

Ian Ebbs

Puma’s Future is perfect for those looking to stay agile and deft. The boots provide an identity distinct from the speedy Ultra or the traditional King Platinum. Read on to know more about how the Future can help you stay in nimble on your feet.

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Recent football trends have pushed knit to the backseat, years after the successful integration of the material into the mainstream courtesy of the likes of Nike Magista and Superfly IV. The Future remains one of the few remaining options for a pair of sock-like football boots. How well they do it and how the Future perform in general is something we’ll talk about in the following sections.

How The Football Boots UK Puma Future 7 Boot Testing Was Conducted

A description on what goes to our boot testing can be found here. Essentially, I would be checking on the boot experience and what the Future 7 has to offer on its own. It is inevitable though that comparisons will be made, and being that we have been following the Puma Future for a long time now and have covered earlier generations, I also sought to bring some perspective to the evolution of the silo. Puma runs a three-silo lineup, though arguably it’s the Future and the Ultra that are way more popular as far as the brand is concerned. Therefore, I added a brief section putting the Future and the Ultra side-by-side.

Which Stars are Associated with the Puma Future?

Ever since its reinvention in December 2020, the Future has Neymar as the face of the silo. But he is not alone, having the likes of Jack Grealish, James Maddison and Thiago Silva joining him in promoting the Puma boot on the pitch. Women football stars Laia Aleixandri López and Julia Grosso are also all-in with the Puma silo.

Models of Puma Future 7

Puma names the generation and tier level of their boots similar to that of Nike, using terms instead of numbers like the ones in adidas. The naming system is also streamlined with the Puma Ultra boots.

Ultimate

The Puma Future Ultimate boots are headlined by Neymar Jr. just like their football star. It is a boot centred on the concept of agility. If you find the collar as a little bit high for your liking, you can check out the low-cut model instead.

Women’s Ultimate

Puma make their Future Ultimate with women’s feet in mind & you can get them to suit the female foot shape and size.

Pro

The Future Pro are less premium than Neymar’s boots, but the two still have that quality feel nonetheless and made even more attractive by its significantly cheaper valuation. It retains the Fuzionfit compression band, Dynamic Motion System tooling, and PWRTAPE on the sides.

Match

The budget Future is where the price decrease is noticeable because of the cheap synthetic mesh and stetchy knit, as opposed to the high-performing materials found on the top Future tiers. Match also has a cheap nylon liner and a more solid and weighted feel to the TPU soleplate. Fuzionfit is still on the arch of the midfoot, but the tension it provides is significantly less felt now. PWRTAPE is limited to cosmetic function.

It’s in the Match where you’ll also find a dedicated laceless option on top of the usual laced model.

Kids Future

Designed for tomorrow’s superstars, these are the children’s versions of the Future, so players can wear boots that look like their favourite stars on pitch, but at a price point to keep parents happy.

Differences include the upper materials and the soleplate in particular, they are also typically in the smaller sizes for the young feet.

Answering the Puma Future FAQs:

  • What is Puma Future for?

Whereas other popular boots have gone back to synthetics, the Future Ultimate doubles down on its sock-like make. It also aims to reinterpret lockdown and laceless into one viable make through the use of technologies and appropriate materials.

  • Which Puma future is the best?

Puma has so far always built on the positives of the previous Future generations, and so the latest one so far could arguably qualify as the best yet.

  • Can you wear Puma future without laces?

As far as Puma’s marketing goes, the Future can be worn without the laces. Whether it is viable or not as a laceless pair is another question. Most players would like more lockdown, but if you have wide feet it can feel ok to wear without laces.

Puma Future 7 Ultimate Review

Seven Things to Know About the Future 7 Ultimate:

  1. At £210, one of the most affordable top-end football boot; get the low-cut for more value-for-money experience
  2. Mesh-based upper plus knitted collar and compression tongue
  3. Added 3D PWRPRINT textures for ball grip and control
  4. Dynamic Motion System FG/AG by default
  5. Has a women-specific variant
  6. Introduces PWRTAPE structure to aid lockdown
  7. Sold alongside the Puma Ultra and Puma King Ultimates

Our Puma Future 7 Ultimate Expert Review


Puma Future Z 1.4

The Future Z has to rank as one of the most comfortable boots on the market with a sock-like feel on feet from the Evoknit of the Fuzionfit+ upper.

Product SKU: 106989

Product Brand: Puma

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
4.37

✔️ Pros
  • PWRTAPE now has a functional role, preventing the knit from stretching that much and aiding lockdown
  • Has cleaner wrap and mould around the foot compared to previous Futures
  • PWRPRINT adds friction points to prevent the ball from slicking away
  • Comfort a highlight of the boot; foam padding feels plush and soft on ball touch
  • Competitively priced
❌ Cons
  • Still a bit too aggressive to be effectively FG/AG
  • New PWRTAPE placement not enough to make the Future laceless
  • High-arched foot types might find a pressure point with PWRTAPE

With everyone going crazy with synthetic speed boots or being traditional by sticking to leather ones, the Puma Future is a reminder why knit became part of mainstream football boots. Its advantage in comfort and socklike-sensation is sure to command a following among boot enthusiasts.

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Future vs Ultra: Which Puma boot to get?

The good thing about the Future and the Ultra is that regardless of which boot you get, both are way more affordable than other popular boots. It is also nice that the boots are completely different in construction and fit and feel. As mentioned a while a go, the leading football boots today are based on speed and has synthetic finishes, and the Ultra presents itself as a competitive option in this category. The Future, on the other hand, is all about comfort, freedom of movements, and agility. In terms of fit, narrow feet players usually go with the Ultra and those with more width opt for the Future.

Review of Previous Future Ultimate


✔️ Pros
  • A comfortable pair of football boots because of the softness of the knit and mesh on the Fuzionfit360 upper
  • Dual mesh moulds well around the forefoot, and you can feel the compression from the knit tongue and collar
  • Has a low-cut option which makes it cheaper
  • Soleplate has more width and the upper has enough stretch and volume to accommodate wider foot types
  • 3D texture adds enough grip and does not overpower
❌ Cons
  • Average soleplate compared to the adidas Carbitex Speedframe or the the Zoom Air Nike tooling or
  • A few dead spaces near the toes and the sides of the heel
  • Stud might be too aggressive for AG
 
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Review of Previous Future Z


✔️ Pros
  • Easily one, if not the most comfortable pair of football boots with its emphasis on sock-like sensation
  • Upper material forms naturally to the shape of your foot
  • Evoknit of Fuzionfit+ one of the plushest and richest knit quality in the market
  • Wider coverage of the Fuzionfit+ streamlines the tension all-over the midfoot, as opposed to the midfoot-centric iteration of the compression band in the Future Z 1.1 and 1.2
  • Balanced ball touch; not too sharp but not too padded
  • Dynamic motion system soleplate functionally sound
❌ Cons
  • DMS soleplate functional but does not stand out relative to the Air Zoom Nike tooling or the adidas Carbitex Speedframe
  • Runs a bit quarter-size long; could be good for those who prefer that extra space on the toes, though responsiveness might be affected for some
  • FG/AG stud configuration runs a bit longer to be safe for synthetic pitches
 
*Since the 1.4 introduced only slight tweaks to 1.3, we can consider these 1.3 review from Unisport to further get an idea about what the current gen Future Z feels like.*
 

Evolution of the Future

The Future silo started in 2017 and became popular for its Netfit system, allowing you to customise your lacing with its multiple lace hole options. Over time, the Future became less and less about Netfit, and in 2021, overhauled that closing system with the launch of the Future Z and its Fuzionfit, which currently informs the make of the Puma agility boot.

Future Ultimate

By the end of 2022, Puma gave us the Future Ultimate. In this Future, the forefoot dual mesh is extended towards the sides and the quarter, providing a more consistent feel throughout your foot. That revamping of the Fuzionfit360 coverage left the integrated tongue and collar to be comprised of a stretchy knit material. One thing distinct to the Future Ultimate is the introduction of the PWRTAPEs positioned on the lateral and medial sides.

Future Z 1.3 and Future Z 1.4

If you had the Future Z 1.3, you were not missing much in the 1.4. The 1.4 simply changed the pattern of the meshed medial and the textured lateral sides of the Advance Creator Zones. Apart from that, you were still going to get the expanded Fuzionfit+ midfoot compression band, the Grip Control forefoot coating, and the uber-comfortable sensation its sock-like build delivered.

Future Z 1.1 and 1.2

Right out of its introduction, the Future Z was already performing above-average in terms of comfort in football boots. The first construction of the Fuzionfit system, however, was focused heavily on the midfoot, resulting in a less streamlined feel where the midfoot had all the tightness and the forefoot less restricted. In-character with Puma, the Dynamic Motion System remained the same throughout the several generations of the Future Z.

Author

Ian Ebbs

Founder of FootballBoots.co.uk back in 2010, Ian went on to create and host their YouTube channel which now has 1.5million subscribers and over 300 million views, he also hosts their podcast which you can find on Spotify. Taking his over fifteen year experience in the football industry, Ian wrote the book: How To Choose Your Boots (find it on Amazon) where he looks to help footballers of all levels find their perfect pair.