Germany-based sportswear giant PUMA unveiled the latest version of its iconic King soccer boot in December of 2012. Footie fans may have noticed the 2013 edition of the King on the feet of players such as Yaya Toure (Manchester City and Ivory Coast), Michael Carrick (Manchester United and England), Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) and Nikica Jelavic (Everton and Croatia) since its release.
PUMA has also launched a Super Light or SL version of the King. At 5.8 oz. (2.6 oz. less than the boot’s standard version) in weight, it is the lightest in the boot’s over forty-year heritage.
Unlike its previous version, the King Finale i SL, the new King SL is not made of kangaroo leather. Instead, as PUMA moves away from the use of animal-based leather in its soccer boots, the new shoe features premium lightweight microfiber with a leather grain for a leather-like touch and feel.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be testing the PUMA King SL before bringing you a detailed review of it. In the meantime, here is our world exclusive up-close look at the Blazing Yellow / Black colorway of the first major soccer boot release of 2013.
Thanks to Michelle!