The Puma Alter Reality pack was unveiled today on the Future and the ONE. The pack will be worn exclusively by players born in 1998 or later. It is similar to what we’ve seen in the past from Nike. Once a year, they too release a pack just for up and coming young players with Rising Fire being the most recent version.
The Puma Alter Reality pack will be worn by future stars like Rabbi Matondo, Cody Gakpo, and Reinier Jesus. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of these players. We hadn’t either, but a quick YouTube search got us excited about their skills. Reinier Jesus was particularly crafty on the ball as so many of his fellow Brazilians are. Cody Gakpo showed a great eye for goal for PSV and Rabbi Matondo is lightning fast. We’d highly recommend checking out there highlight reels.
The Puma Alter Reality pack itself consists of a grey and neon green combination that really works well together. The grey is slightly darker on the lower part of the upper and is slightly lighter around the tongue of the cleat. This is where Puma’s NetFit lacing system lives and the lighter grey is down to the synthetic material being thinner in that part of the upper. There you will also find all the holes to lace your cleats in any way imaginable. For 2019, Puma have reinforced these holes and made them a little more durable.
Underneath that upper is the EvoKnit stretchy sock in neon green. It hugs the foot and ankle and really provides that snug comfy fit players love. The neon green peaks through the holes in the NetFit lacing and ties together well with the soleplate which is also neon green.
Looking at the aforementioned soleplate, the lightweight Pebax material used is exactly what you’d hope for. It’s flexible and the conical studs give you all the traction and rotation you need. The neon green is reflective and really pops on this cleat. It is hard to accurately describe the color until you have one in your hands. They are mesmerizing and are complimented well by the EvoKnit sock in the upper of the same color.
If you haven’t tried a pair of Puma Futures, we’d highly recommend it. They don’t get the praise they deserve in our opinion. They’re really comfortable and have a nice feel on the ball.
If you want more information on the Future and Puma’s entire line up, check out our Guide to Puma soccer cleats.