Launching into a new era of faster football, PUMA unveil the next generation Ultra 1.3, which is available in both a regular Unisex fit and also a Women-specific fit for the first time ever.
Take a trip into any shoe shop and the difference between men’s and women’s footwear is quite apparent. So why shouldn’t this be taken into account in the footballing world too? The launch of the new Ultra 1.3 marks a huge step for PUMA and the football world as a whole as the brand shows its commitment to pushing the game forward and further supporting Women’s football. Designed to be the game’s fastest football boot, it’s set to be worn by some of the world’s best players, including Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman, Sergio Agüero, Nikita Parris and Eugénie Le Sommer.
Both the regular unisex fit and also a women’s-specific fit, feature a re-engineered lightweight MATRYXEVO woven upper featuring technical Carbon yarns and transparent Mono yarns. The new upper combines with a brand new Speedcage to create multilayered support for rapid movement. The upper features cut-out transparent windows in the mid foot to further reduce weight making the ULTRA 1.3 even lighter than the ULTRA 1.2.
Additional upgrades to the ULTRA include a GripControl Pro skin that now coats the entire upper – providing a texture for decisive command over the ball. The ULTRA Unisex features an ultra-fast lightweight PEBA SpeedUnit outsole infused with running spike DNA for lightning-fast acceleration and the Women-specific ULTRA features a customised PEBA soleplate with conical studs.
The Women’s-edition features a regular to narrow silhouette shape, a lower instep, reduced midfoot volume and conical studs. By removing more volume from the upper PUMA have created a boot that is more tailored to the anatomical shape of the female foot.
“Faster Football is about driving positive change in football, faster. The new ULTRA is a huge leap forward and is filled with an abundance of innovative new technology. By offering a Unisex and Women-specific fit for the ULTRA, we want to cater to all our athletes,” said Matthias Bäumer, General Manager BU Teamsport. “We will continue to offer a Women-specific fit, along with our Unisex fit, giving our athletes the tools to perform at their highest level. We understand the needs are different when it comes to fit for male and female athletes therefore, we want to take progressive action to satisfy these differences.”