Football boots are busy getting some serious upgrades thanks to a whole host of new technologies busy being introduced in the industry. Different materials, designs, and production methods are letting manufacturers innovate and revolutionise their boots in all sorts of interesting ways. Puma’s new Future 18.1 is a completely new line of boot, and the tech and design features they’ve incorporated might make some serious waves.
The soft but snug synthetic upper, complete with the now standard issue sock-liner/collar combination has been noted to be quite impressive – but the innovative Netfit lacing system is where the boot is really going to get tongues wagging.
The knitted mesh material of the Netfit cage allows players to lace their boots in customisable ways that best suits that person’s foot and support needs. It’s all dependent on what you want to achieve; whether it’s heel support, increased stability, or if you’ve got wide or narrow feet.
If you’re looking for a new pair of new boots and want one of the best options on the market, Puma is ready to sweeten the deal by including the following set of extras with the Future Netfit 18.1 FG (R3,499). The Puma Future 18.1 Netfit boots will launch on 1 February and will be available Puma stores and selected retailers nationwide.
Look out for the Future 18.1 Netfits on athletes like local players Themba Zwana, Percy Tau, George Lebese, and likely to be worn to great effect by France’s Antoine Griezmann in a few months at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.