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Puma Balotelli Football Boots - Boots with hair?

801   //    21 Aug 2015, 10:14 IST
Puma evoPOWER MB9

Puma athlete Balotelli is on the sidelines for quite a while now. He has not started a football game for months (Just in case, if you do not remember for which club he plays – it is Liverpool).This youngster with huge potential has moved only one-way in his career – downwards. Balotelli was up to something when he was on the bench. Balotelli and Puma released a brand new lineup of junior football boots. The evoPOWER MB9. This football boot is not normal. Puma evoSPEED SL Camo was a Puma First and the new evoPOWER MB9 is also a Puma First. Continue reading to find out why evoPOWER MB9 is a Puma First.

evoPOWER MB9 football boots are only available in junior sizes and boast white/blue/gold colorway. The upper on the forefoot area is in white while blue color covers the heel area. The side area of the football boot boasts Gold colored iconic Formstripe. Heel area of the boot hosts the famous Balotelli quote ‘Why always me?’ The instep features Balotelli signature.

Why Always Me?

What caught our eye? This football boot features hair! (You read that right) Yes, the heel area of the football boot features artificial hair and it resembles Balotelli’s Mohawk. This football boot is Mohawk-e-fied. Few tip that these football boots help youngsters to dream and achieve the Balotelli standard (assuming that kids actually know who Balotelli is). It is first football shoe to feature artificial hair (Puma First).

Mohawk on the boot does look similar!

It features a synthetic PU outsole that improves the breathability levels of the football shoe. To add to this, we also see a mesh tongue. The touch is good and the upper should offer reasonable ball control. The laces are good and provide a comfortable fit. The football boot weighs around 176g. Like other modern football and running shoes, we also see an anti-odor sock-liner.

The TPU outsole provides much needed lightweight stability. It features a mix of conical and bladed studs for enhanced rotational agility and better acceleration. This football boot is suitable for FG (firm ground) surfaces and artificial grass.

Technically speaking, these are good football boots for kids. Balotelli football boots retail at $50 i.e., around 3,500INR. Availability in India is TBA. 

It does not end there. Puma also released a football for kids. This too has hair! It features the same colorway as the football boot – white/blue/gold. The football boot weighs 290g and this too features the traditional quote ‘Why always me?’ It is the first football to feature hair (Again a Puma First).

Football with hair

This is the first time we are seeing football gear with hair. These shoes will definitely change the way we look at football boots. At this time, these shoes are only available in junior sizes and there is no official word regarding professional football boots.

Would you like to see these boots in a pro football game with all the latest innovations of Puma evoSPEED 1.4? Would you like Balotelli to wear these football boots during a match? Let us know.

Bottom-line: Puma just changed the styling of football boots forever.  

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