Puma Re-Issues v1.06 Boots for 10th Anniversary

Puma is bringing back one of its most iconic football boots, the v1.06. Released in 2006, the Puma v1.06 boot returns as a limited-edition release to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The re-issued v1.06 is part of the new Football Classics Initiative which will see Puma bring back more classics, as well as release new takes on past concepts, like the Puma evoSPEED SL Grass.

Puma v1.06 - Red / White / Black

This image shows the 2006 Puma v1.06 speed soccer cleat, re-released in February 2016.

Labeled Puma's lightest football boot at the time, the v1.06 was worn by the likes of Samuel Eto'o, Robert Pires and Alexander Hleb (who interestingly wore the original boots from 2006 in this year's Champions League). Mostly red, they feature white Puma brandings on both sides, while the sockliner and sole plate are offset in black.

Tech-wise, the Puma v1.06 is re-launched with the exact same specifications as the 2006 original. It features a Scholler ConTec upper in order to reduce weight and offer a barefoot-like feel. A carbon fiber outsole with an unique stud configuration is used for the Puma v1.06 soccer cleats, both to keep the weight low and to improve acceleration and speed on firm-ground surfaces.

The re-released Puma v1.06 football boots are already available in limited quantities of 500 for €270 (£220).

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