German sportswear company Puma have released a football boot in honour of the football legend Diego Maradona.
The new King Diego Finale football boots represent two exciting events in one for German brand Puma;
Firstly, these new football boots represent the next generation in their historic ‘Puma King’ brand. Following up on the successful Puma King XL, the Puma King Finale brings a soft, full-grain leather upper and a high density external silicon heel counter to the range made famous by the feet of Eusebio and Pele.
Rather than choosing a modern star to showcase this gorgeous new piece of footwear, Puma have released the boot with Argentine Legend Diego Maradona at the head of it’s campaign, and released these special edition King Diego Finale’s as part of the World Cup winner’s 50th birthday celebrations.
These strictly-limited Puma King Diego Finale’s are all about adding sumptuous detailing to the King Finale template; the first of note is the exclusive colourway – Puma have dubbed it White/Midnight Navy/Crystal Blue/Gold, but there is no doubt that the colours featured are based on the famous La Albiceleste of the Argentina National strip.
Puma have also taken full advantage of the increase tongue size adorning it with a laurel wreath with Maradona’s name and number in white and gold.
The great man’s signature in also embossed in gold on the side of the boot, just up from the awesome retro leather-effect heel counter which gives the look of an additional strip of leather being pinned to the boot with a crown ‘pin’ holding it in place.
Diego Maradona is widely regarded amongst the best, if not the best footballer of all time. Hero worshipped in his home country of Argentina and globally, only Pel is considered an alternative as the greatest of all time.
Maradona extended his involvement with the national team in 2010, when he managed Argentina in the World Cup finals in South Africa. Despite a promising start to the campaign, Maradona was unable to guide his side to the same heights as he experienced when he lifted the World Cup in 1986. Maradona was the undoubted star of the tournament, not only for lifting the trophy, but also for the “Hand of God” incident.
The King Diego Finale football boots are a fitting tribute to the superstar from Argentina.