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Croatia’s Rimac teams up with Puma to create ‘world’s fastest football boot’

Croatian electric hypercar maker Rimac Automobili has teamed up with popular German sports brand Puma to develop what they are calling the world’s fastest football boot. 

Puma released the limited edition PUMA ULTRA SL FG on Monday which was designed by Mate Rimac and his team in Croatia. 

The boot, which only just over 400 are produced, weighs only 90 grams, combining elite-level stability, traction, and lightweight properties with PUMA exclusive innovation. 

“The objective of the ULTRA SL was to create the fastest, most extreme football boot possible, to give an insight into how football boots could be engineered in the future,” said Dominique Gathier, Head of Product Line Management Teamsport. “We looked at how hypercars are built and transferred these key learnings into the creation of ULTRA SL, with particular focus on how to reduce the weight of the boot whilst maintaining elite-level performance properties.”

The boots are to be worn for the first time in an international tomorrow night by Antoine Griezmann when France takes in Croatia in the UEFA Nations League in Zagreb. 

“The ULTRA SL FG’s upper is constructed of a super-light woven mesh, coated in a thin layer of TPU skin to give added durability and touch on the ball. The aerodynamic silhouette features two ‘windows’ on the heel, which are directly inspired by the bodywork of the Rimac C_Two. The UTLRA SL also features a PEBAX outsole and integrates a custom-made, extremely lightweight tooling engineered to boost your speed with ULTRA acceleration,” Puma said. 

The new PUMA ULTRA SL is available from October 12th at PUMA.com, PUMA stores, and at select retailers worldwide.

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PUMA ULTRA SL FG at Rimac HQ in Croatia (Image: Puma)

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