Puma’s newest footwear design lands itself in the center of the soccer pitch — and on the feet of a few notable players.
The German athletic brand introduced its newest soccer boot, the Future Z 1.1, with a little help from star athletes Neymar Jr., James Maddison, Eugénie le Sommer, Marco Reus and Dzsenifer Marozsán. The new look is made to keep the foot locked down during play, using innovative technology and materials to create a dynamic fit.
You can shop the Puma Future Z on pre-sale now with a general global release on Jan. 21 online at Puma.com as well at Puma stores and soccer retailers worldwide.
The Future Z is built with the brand’s adaptive FuzionFit+ compression band, a flexible and supportive strap across the top of the foot for an advantageous locked-in feel. The uppers also feature a new knitted fabric coated with a thin layer of GripControl Pro for optimal ball control.
“The biggest innovation of the Future Z is the FuzionFit+ compression band, placed at the midfoot,” said Lilly Cocks, developer of teamsport footwear for Puma, in a release. “The band was developed using a special combination of polyester and spandex yarns, along with special technical yarns to create the perfect balance of compression, comfort and durability, giving the wearer that second-skin feeling.”
The performance-led design continues with a Dynamic Motion System outsole for superior traction on the pitch, which features a Z-shaped soleplate with reduced weight for an easy foundation during strides in addition to providing a 360-degree lock-in for even more stability in matches.
“Fit and comfort are essential for agile, creative playmakers. To support this type of player we developed the outsole from a super lightweight PEBA material that has undergone vigorous testing through the development stage. During 20-meter agility tests, players achieved on average 3% faster times when wearing the Future Z in comparison to wearing its predecessor,” added Florian Nemetz, senior PLM manager of teamsport footwear for Puma, in a statement. “The boot has been developed using key insights and analysis which has enabled us to innovate and evolve the Future silo, whilst maintaining the Future DNA.”