PUMA Glory Pack
Let’s start with the One 1. It’s certainly got the sparkle to fit in at Christmas – that shiny soleplate has more bling than any bauble, and is the first chrome-effect outsole seen on the new One 1 design. You might remember the Chrome One from last year, the all-silver boot that looked like it should have been part of a space exploration mission. This is a similar look, but slightly subtler because of the Rose Gold upper and the One 1’s more prominent sock, which is black here, as is the formstrip.
As with the previous white-green Attack Pack colourway, the upper’s evoKNIT is again heathered, producing a stylish two-tone effect that looks particularly good on-foot. In terms of execution, the One 1’s sock is a major improvement over the prior generation’s slightly unrefined design – especially around the collar, where you get a much snugger fit. Easier to get on and off too, thanks to a pair of pull tabs.
The Future, meanwhile, is much darker, featuring a sharp half-and-half design that’s equally as black as it is rose gold. The shiny FG/AG soleplate remains, but isn’t quite so eye-searingly brilliant without an external heel counter. If blinding goalkeepers is your aim, go for the One 1.
When it comes to fit, however, the Future can’t be beaten – by anything. PUMA’s revolutionary new NETFIT system is the most customisable lacing solution on any boot. In short, you can lace it how you want, choosing the exact pattern and placement to suit your foot. (Pro tip for parents: this is an absolute godsend for kids’ feet that grow three sizes every minute.)