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PUMA launches next generation Ultra 1.3 featuring unisex & women-specific fit

Ross Jackson
Nikita Parris with the new PUMA boots
Nikita Parris with the new PUMA boots /

The latest edition of PUMA's Ultra range has been released and, in a watershed moment for the footwear manufacturers, their Ultra 1.3 will be available in both unisex and women-specific fit.

The boot is designed to light up the game by helping players reach their maximum straight-line speed with a lightweight woven upper helping the Ultra 1.3 feel fitted and slick.

PUMA's latest offering is even lighter than the Ultra 1.2 with cut-out transparent windows in the mid foot helping to reduce the weight of the boot, while the GripControl Pro skin is perfect for helping you keep close control of the ball.

Griezmann with his new boots
Griezmann with his new boots /

A whole host of the world's top footballers from both the men's and women's game will be donning the Ultra 1.3s including Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman, Sergio Aguero, Nikita Parris and Eugenie Le Sommer.

The footwear manufacturers' general manager Matthias Baumer believes offering both unisex and women-specific fit is a huge leap forward for the company and hopes that PUMA can continue to help their athletes perform at their best by catering to their specific needs.

“Faster Football is about driving positive change in football, faster," he said. "The new Ultra is a huge leap forward and is filled with an abundance of innovative new technology. By offering a Unisex and women-specific fit for the Ultra, we want to cater to all our athletes.

"We will continue to offer a women-specific fit, along with our unisex fit, giving our athletes the tools to perform at their highest level. We understand the needs are different when it comes to fit for male and female athletes therefore, we want to take progressive action to satisfy these differences.”

The pre-sale for the women-specific fit will begin on 15 July while the unisex-fit pre-sale starts a day later on 16 July, with both pre-sales taking place on PUMA's official website.

Once the pre-sales are over, both fits will be available to purchase from 22 July and you can get your hands on a pair in PUMA stores as well as their website or by visiting leading football retailers worldwide.