From the side, one of the first things you will notice is the darker blue line that runs horizontally from the 4th lace eyelet down to the heel counter. Right underneath, a layer of stitching is used to secure two separate pieces of material through the upper, with the top layer adding extra durability. Does this look familiar to anyone else?Thankfully, it doesn,t compromising the lightweight nature of the 2016 Puma evoSPEED 1.4 SL Boots.
Visually, there is something a little off setting about the Puma evoSPEED 1.4 SL Boots. The colorways are sharp but that criss-cross pattern on the forefoot is a little off-putting. This is especially true when you compare them against their predecessor. For example, this more traditional style evoSPEED 1.3, which was much sharper visually.
There was no high-profile release for the Cheap evoSPEED 1.4, instead Puma chose a low-key introduction for their latest speed boot installment. It is not a traditional move, but it does signal that the performance of this version is not intended to differ too greatly from the evoSPEED 1.3. There are some minor differences visually, although that streamlined, acceleration style silhouette stays in check.
Maintaining the use of lightweight materials, the new boot is extra light and flexible, which provides enhanced maneuverability and makes it the perfect choice for quick strikers and midfielders. Again, this is a quality performer that provides a top option for players in need of speed.
Along with that, there is a significant exclusion here. Gone is the evident external EverFit cage that was intended to enable overall support across the upper and provide additional stability through play. The latice style design through the midfoot and lacing system seems to mimic an EverFit cage style design, running through key areas and pretty much adding the same fundamental support. There is truly nothing like the Puma evoSPEED 1.4 SL Boots. Bow down.More Nike goodness lies ahead on our sports kicks page!