In soccer, there are believable moments. Not too stunning. You've seen them before. And then there are unbelievable moments. The ones that last through decades and generations and leave their mark on the game. If you're keen on the latter, then get a load of this: PUMA has designed a soccer boot inspired by barefoot kicking: the all new evoPOWER 1 FG. The one-way stretchable upper allows the foot to bend as much as possible, mimicking the barefoot kicking motion and allowing for your best shot. In soccer, that shot's power and subsequent ball velocity can be the difference between a goal and a save. It can be the difference between believable and unbelievable. evoPOWER combined with that foot of yours? It's where unbelievable starts. Features:
Watch the film at http://youtu.be/SyDmsIaGG88
Suitable for use on firm natural surfaces
AdapLite one-way stretchable microfiber upper, which allows the foot to bend as much as possible, mimicking the barefoot kicking motion
AccuFoam vamp foam inserts which provide a clean kicking surface
External EverFit cage at medial side for support and stability
Asymmetrical lace closure for a snug fit
powerCELL designation for highly functional design, engineered to maximize power and precision when kicking and improve level of play
Soft heel insert for reduced pressure and improved range of motion
Lightweight Pebax® outsole with G.S.F. (Gradual Stability Frame) technology for reduced weight and gradual flexibility
Bladed and conical mixed stud configuration
PUMA Formstrip at lateral side; PUMA Cat Logo at medial side
evoPOWER callout at tongue, lateral side, and heel
Weight: 7.3 ounces (size 9)
Before I thought Puma products didn't look all that handsome, I preferred other brands but since the evoPOWER I've started to change my mind and bought a pair since they are down in price now aswell.
With a lot of boots you feel like it needs a couple of training sessions until it fits comfortably on your feet. Have to say the evoPOWER 1 in this case felt fantastic from the very first minute I've put them on. This could be because of the flexibity of the shoe they're on about .
Size wise they fit as good as you wish, great comfort and they look phenominal. I've bought the Fluorescent Yellow/Prism Violet version of the boot in this case.
So far they are really good. Have to say they might be the best one I've ever bought.
ProsPerfect fit, Quality, Style/Design, Value for money
After the initial unboxing I was amazed at the comfort felt when slipping the boot on. immediately I headed to the pitch to test them out. my initial reaction was that the boots were very comfortable had good touch and you could absolutely crush a ball when shooting. the durability of the boot was very disappointing after about the third session wearing them(each session is about 2 hours long) the soleplate of the boots cracked around the outer medial stud causing it to bend when attempting to run making proper use of the boot near impossible. After my first day wearing them this seemed like the boot for me. but after such a large flaw after such little time I am left wondering about puma and their Products
The cleat is a great fit and good to play with BUT after 2 months of use, the bottom part is separating from the upper parts on both cleats, both on the inside and now also on the outside. So it has the same problems as others have reported about it. Therefore, before Puma fix this problem, I would not recommend this model to others. For $200 cleat this is embarrasing.
I am quite happy that I picked up a pair of these. The Adaplite synthetic and flex of the sole have created a super comfortable and durable boot. I play on turf a lot and the stud config has been genius on the long and short turf here in the Pacific Northwest. I do wish it was possible to find a pair of AGs. Having played three times a week for 6 months, the toe and sole plate have suffered from the turf. I would love a pair with a thin plastic toe cap to slow the wear turf always creates.
Boot of the year and I have AdiPro 11, Venoms, Predators, and Magistas.
Also, I play the 6 and both wings, so these are light enough for me to push wide and substantial enough for a trip through the center of the park.