With smooth curves, lightweight performance and a sleek look that means business; the Puma Evospeed 1.2 FG Rugby Boots deliver a model which unleashes a devastating world of speed. Inspired by the shape of muscles, tendons and the smooth curves of a race car, the Evospeed 1.2 has been created from a microfibre that is softer and lighter than previous versions so that it floats atop the scales at just 197g (UK size 8). As a subtle yet performance enhancing addition, the inclusion of Puma GripTex adds a 3D pattern aimed at delivering extra grip during wet conditions. Not every feature of the Evospeed 1.2 is immediately noticeable, as is the case of the internal EverFit cage. Strategically positioned in the midfoot, this delivers stability and optimal flexibility as you accelerate on the turn. Whilst inside the boot and attention should also be paid to the soft tongue and heel which ensure comfort and protection from the moment you slip a pair onto your lucky feet. Moving onto the sole and with the latest release Puma have taken the decision to opt for smaller moulded conical studs spread across the forefoot and heel. Utilising Duoflex technology, increased manoeuvrability and ground penetration across firm natural surfaces was the thinking behind this decision in what is a revamp from previous Evospeed models. Features and technology aside and there is no disguising that the Evospeed 1.2 sports a look that will be embraced by the modern game by fusing a traditional black appearance with fluorescent yellow. For the first time ever, the boot also features the Puma brand name running along the inner side to stylish round up proceedings and create a dynamic look which is in keeping with the whole speed ethos.