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The football boot market is filled with various options, including takedown models that promise both affordability and performance.
In this review, we’ll delve into the Puma Future Match football boot, exploring its features, fit, and performance to help you make an informed decision.
The Puma Future Match features a one-piece upper construction with stretchy knit material around the lacing system and collar.
Textured elements on the toe box provide some grip on the ball, while the distinctive power tape adds aesthetic appeal. However, the power tape lacks grip, serving more as a visual feature.
Compared to higher-end versions like the Puma Future Pro and Future Ultimate, the Future Match’s upper is less soft and pliable.
It offers decent pliability but feels thicker and less sticky than its pricier counterparts. While the toe box features small dots for traction, the overall grip is moderate.
The boot boasts an identical soleplate to the Puma Future Pro, featuring a combination of bladed and conical studs.
While suitable for natural grass, the aggressive chevron studs may feel too sharp for artificial grass surfaces.
Fit and Feel
In terms of fit and feel, the Puma Future Match offers a decent experience but falls short of the comfort provided by higher-end models.
The upper feels more rigid, especially around the toe box, resulting in a slightly cramped sensation. While the lockdown is adequate, the boots lack the minimalistic feel of premium versions.
Playing in the Puma Future Match, I found them lacking the signature softness and flexibility associated with the Future series. The touch on the ball isn’t as close, and the boots feel stiffer during running and dribbling.
While still a good boot, it doesn’t match the enjoyment offered by other takedown models like the Tiempo Legend 10 Academy or Vapor 15 Academy.
The Puma Future Match initially retailed for around $90 but can now be found for $70 or less.
Despite its affordability, it faces stiff competition from similarly priced options like the Vapor 15 Academy from Nike, which offers superior comfort and a more minimal feel.
While the Puma Future Match is a decent option for those seeking an affordable football boot with a sleek design, its performance and comfort fall short compared to competitors.
For just a slightly higher price, upgrading to the Puma Future Pro offers a significantly better experience. Ultimately, personal preference and foot shape play a significant role, so trying them on is recommended before making a decision.
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