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By 18 September 2020 | Categories: news

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You might have seen Puma’s recent foray into F1 gear with the first ever shoppable Scuderia Ferrari Speedcat Pro boot, as worn by team members Charles LeClerc and Sebastian Vettel. It seems like Puma is not done yet, since they’ve just had the sales premiere of Max Verstappen's driver shoe, known as the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Speedcat Pro GT. The race boot is a super limited and also the first ever shoppable edition, featuring exactly the same technology, fabrics and colours the Dutchman uses when going flat out on the track.

Puma became the outfitter of the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula One team in 2016. The global sports company drives the innovation and technology of race gear for the Milton Keynes based team, supplying race boots, driver suits, balaclavas, underwear and more to support the team and ensure optimum safety whilst it competes at the highest level. The blend of super light fabrics and fireproof materials assists the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team in their quest for the top step of the podium. Followers of F1 will know that Verstappen is currently sitting 3rd on the 2020 driver standings.

Max Verstappen’s eye-catching orange kicks feature state of the art materials for racing. Designed with speed in mind, the upper and inner lining is made of lightweight fabrics, offering both comfort and protection against fire. This makes it a stylish yet practical choice for your next boozy braai.

Additional weight reduction comes in the form of heel support made of real carbon fiber counter. A low-profile rubber outsole and the EVA wedge provides absolute control of the pedals with the right amount of comfort while keeping the shoe light and nimble.

Safety remains the top priority and consequently the Speedcat Pro was built in compliance with the latest FIA Homologation Regulations for Safety Equipment (FIA Standard 8856-2018) for the best protection in racing.

Commenting on the Speedcat Pro boot, Verstappen said: “I’ve been using Puma boots for a long time and the Speedcat Pro represents a change for this year. For me, the most important thing is to have a good feeling on the pedal, so we need a very thin shoe with just enough support to walk on. The Speedcat Pro is exactly that.” He continued: “The Speedcat Pro is by far the best boot out there. I don’t think there is another shoe that I would even like to try at the moment as other models are too heavy and too stiff meaning you lose all feel on the pedal. So for me the Speedcat Pro is a very nice shoe to wear.”

Unfortunately, Puma is only releasing a super limited 33 pairs, referring to the driver number of the youngest Formula One Grand Prix winner in the history of the sport. And if you’re reading this now, you better hurry up, there’s only a few pairs left here. That is, if you have €438,60 to spare.

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