The wonderful people at SoccerProse.com liked my last, and well only, product review so much that they brought me back for another one. I don’t know when they are going to learn, but while they are still giving me the reigns, I figured I’d tell you a little bit about the Puma PowerCat 1.10.
Normally I wear a size 11 for soccer cleats, and surprisingly I fit very comfortably into a size 11 for these Puma PowerCats. I can sneak into a size 10.5 if I have to, but these shoes appear to run very standard as far as soccer cleats go. They are a little tight on the sides of my feet; however, thanks to my mother I have very wide feet, so don’t get deterred by that.
This Puma PowerCat 1.10 has a unique quality of being both cool, yet sleek (I’d like to think they take after me a little). The orange stripes on the front of the shoe highlight key areas of the cleat, and appear similar to action marks, while the back of the shoe has the Puma PowerCat looking as ferocious as ever. But luckily for you, that’s not all. While the shoe has a very sleek and stylistic design, the orange coloring on a cream-white background reminds me of those Fred Flintstone Orange Creamsicles I used to get when the ice cream man would venture into my neck of the woods, and with it being 90 degrees outside lately, nothing sounds cooler right now than one of Fred’s delicious treats.
The one problem with this shoe (as appears to be trending with the United States population in general) is its weight. While most soccer shoes are pushing the boundaries on how light they can be, the Puma PowerCat 1.10 seems to have put on a few pounds…well ok, ounces. The first thing I noticed when taking them out of their bag was how heavy these shoes felt. Granted the extra weight is due to several major improvements, mainly the memory foam behind the shooting surface designed to help enhance your shot, but for someone not used to heavier shoes, this one could be a major drawback.
All in all, this is a very good soccer cleat. I wouldn’t go as far to say it’s my favorite, but they definitely have enough qualities to make them a worthy competitor. They are extremely durable, have enough flash to make you stand out without being ‘that guy’ (you know…the one with bright pink shoes…yeah him), and are presented at a decent price, $146.99. If you can get over the weight, then give these shoes a serious look.
Written by: Wil, drowning in nostalgia, soccerprose.com
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