Making a bold statement takes guts but leaves an impression! Puma is challenging players to ‘Play Loud’ while making a bold statement this spring and summer with the unveiling of the latest colorway of the Tricks Collection.
The idea is not a new one!
Rigobert Song caught the world’s attention when he pulled on 2 different colorways of his Puma King cleats during the 1998 FIFA World Cup against Chile at the Stade de la Beaujoire in France. The final group match ended 1-1 which saw The Indomitable Lions knocked out of the tournament but fans kept talking about Song’s look.
Puma summed up the look perfectly years later as they prepared to launch the King Top 98 in 2014 saying Song took a ‘classic model (cleat) with a twist’ to make a bold statement.
The limited edition copy of Song’s look was embraced by none other than his cousin, Alex Song, who was spotted in the dual color cleats in 2014.
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The King Top 98 along with the Puma Tricks collection has made it easier for players to make a bold statement. And Puma’s top players are ready to make their own statement to close out their domestic campaigns before joining their national teams for this summer’s marquee tournaments, Euro 2016 and the 2016 Copa America Centenario.
Antoine Griezmann made his own bold move with his new cleats. The Atletico Madrid forward took the field in their 3-0 win over Granada last weekend with the new colorways. The unveiling was 3 days before the ‘official’ Puma reveal and probably had some PR folk at the German headquarters shaking their heads.
The 25-year-old ‘Ready for the Season to end with my new @PUMAFootball. #CHOOSETRICKS and no doubt is hoping it ends with La Liga AND UEFA Champions League silverware.
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Sergio Aguero’s Manchester City is also in the running for UEFA Champions League silverware (and are not mathematically out of contention for Premier League glory).
“The pink and yellow are loud and crazy colours – I think the Tricks boots look even better with the black graphics this year,” Cesc Fabregas said of the new look. “I think people will go even crazier for this boot than they did in at the World Cup!”
The midfielder has worn the evoPower for over 2 years of his stellar career which included 100+ caps for Spain and part of the countries ‘golden generation’ that has won back-to-back Euros in 2008 and 2012 with a FIFA World Cup title in between in 2010. Not surprisingly he predicts with a laugh for Spain to win again this summer adding, ‘I can’t think of a European Championship winner apart from Spain, sorry!’
Borussia Dortmund has developed into one of the most exciting teams in Europe to watch and Marco Reus is one of the main reasons. The attacking midfielder is always ready to ‘Play Loud’ with the full backing of Dortmund’s Yellow Wall or the faithful fans of Die Mannschaft.
I think the pink and yellow combination is very striking – the colours are so bright they are bound to catch a lot of attention on pitch,” France’s Olivier Giroud said of the new look. “The design features have really developed for this year’s Tricks boots, PUMA have hands down outdone themselves this year with such a beautiful model and colourway.
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Radamel Falcao has not been a regular for Chelsea this season but will be ready to showcase his lethal touch with Colombia at Copa America Centenario.
The dual colorway cleat look has become a style but apparently László Vágner was not a fan. The Hungarian referee in the 1998 World Cup match where Song debuted the look had a different idea of the yellow/red colorway showing Song both (yellow in the 8th minute and red in the 51st minute) colors and early marching orders in the game.
The list of players looking to make a bold statement and Play Loud is long. Are you one of those players? World Soccer Shop has the Puma Tricks Collection.