Light means fast, and PUMA are back in the battle for the fastest, lightest boot in town with the launch of the Ultra SL 21, which will make its on pitch debut when Antoine Griezmann takes to the pitch in the upcoming Barcelona vs Club Atlético Osasuna La Liga fixture on 6 March.
The battle for the lightest boot seemed to have run its course over a decade ago when adidas went sub 100g. But it looks as though PUMA are rekindling their interest, and their latest entry, the Ultra SL 21, which follows on from last year’s Ultra SL, appears to have taken the title, reportedly weighing in at a mere 90g. That is ridiculously light, and if light does indeed mean fast, then PUMA – staying true to their roots – may well have just launched the fastest boot yet.
Featuring graphics inspired by the mystical northern lights, the specialised upper is made of a thin woven mesh and coated with an advanced, ultra-thin TPU skin to create a lightweight, durable upper able to withstand explosive speeds. The outsole is constructed with exclusive Pebax tooling technology to support energy transfer when accelerating. Combined with the innovative new upper, this lightweight stable plate makes the Ultra SL 21 one hell of a proposition when it comes to all out speed.