Puma Future Z Lazertouch cleats review: Is this the lightest leather cleat on the market?

The Puma Future Z Lazertouch cleats are an update on a hugely popular model – with added leather for a traditional feel

Puma Future Z Lazertouch
(Image: © Future)

FourFourTwo Verdict

A fine mix of the past and the present, the Puma Future Z Lazertouch might be the closest you can get to old-school leather cleats that feel truly weightless

Pros

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    Extremely lightweight

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    Traditional leather feel

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    Incredibly comfortable

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    Cat logos looks immense

Cons

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    Mix of material is slightly jarring

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    Would a black soleplate look cooler, maybe?

The Puma Future Z Lazertouch soccer cleats are a new take on the brand's most recognised cleat these days. The Future Z has been put on the map by the likes of Neymar – so now comes a kangaroo leather version of the massively popular original.

Puma are great are making icons, after all. They helped to establish the images of Maradona, Cruyff and Pele, for goodness sake, by supplying these legends with Puma King cleats – yep, another icon of the game – so they know a thing or two not just about legacy but how to alter a well-recognised cleat and keep it looking fresh.

The Lazertouch sounds like it should be an oxymoron. Sharper than the Future Z? Or… softer? FFT were keen to grab a pair out the box ourselves to investigate…

How we tested the Puma Future Z soccer cleats