Puma King Platinum 21 Vegan football boots review: An iconic boot rejigged for the environmentally-conscious footballer

There's nothing like the sound of faux-leather on leather – FFT reviews the stylish Puma King Platinum 21 Vegan, made entirely free of animal products

Puma King Platinum 21 Vegan football boot review
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FourFourTwo Verdict

A forward-thinking, environmentally conscious take on an iconic boot


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    No animals were harmed in the making of this boot

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    Just as robust as a classic Puma King

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    Cheaper option


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    White, green and black are a jump way from classic Kings

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    Quite tight on the feet

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    May need one size up

If anything's going to disrupt the Puma King's beloved reputation as an old-school, no-nonsense football boot, it's this. Yet FourFourTwo was thrilled to hear Puma had created their first ever pair of "vegan" Kings and swiftly ordered a pair for review. 

The socially-aware, futuristic new design retains much of the Puma King's traditional style, but with a refreshing new spin on the iconic range. Players who are vegetarian or vegan, or those who are merely inclined to use fewer meat products in their every day life, will be particularly interested but, given how fresh these are, plenty of carnivores will be seduced too.

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.