Cesc and Sergio ready to take the stage in new PUMA Tricks
Back at the 1998 World Cup in France, Cameroon’s Rigobert Song made the bold, impromptu decision to take to the field wearing two different coloured boots.
His right boot was yellow and his left was red. As Song said at the time, “you must be bold” to wear different colours on each foot, a concept that inspired Puma to produce its Tricks range of boots.
With both the 2016 European Championships and Copa America fast approaching, Puma players Sergio Aguero, Marco Reus, Cesc Fabregas and Olivier Giroud will be among those striding onto the pitch wearing the striking new Pink Glo and Safey Yellow evoPOWER and evoSPEED boots.
The evoPOWER 1.3 boot retains the principles of barefoot kicking, with increased flexibility resulting in more kicking power. The evoSPEED, meanwhile, is light and responsive to improve speed and manoeuvrability.
“The Tricks boots match my style of play perfectly,” said Argentine superstar Agüero. “Everyone went crazy for Tricks at the World Cup two years ago and Puma has outdone itself by bringing these boots back to the pitch with the bold pink and yellow colours.
“I love the evoSPEED boots I am wearing at the moment – they are so lightweight you can hardly feel them on your feet, but they still provide a lot of support.”
Spain, two-time defending European champions, will once again be among the favourites in this year’s event in France.
Midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas can’t wait to tackle that task head-on in his new Puma boots.
“Puma have done it again and set the style this summer with their signature bold two-colour boots,” he said. “I’m really proud to be representing Spain in the Euros this summer and looking forward to standing out in these boots through the tournament. There are exciting weeks ahead.”
The new Puma Tricks evoPOWER 1.3, evoSPEED SL and evoSPEED 1.5, plus the Tricks evoTRG apparel, ball and evoPOWER glove, are available to purchase worldwide as of April 21.