REVIEW: Puma evoPOWER Vigor 1

Alex Rea 19/01/2017
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Bold, bright and beautiful. Puma are rapidly emerging as the premier football boot brand and their latest arrival to the evoPOWER range, the Vigor 1, is more technical than ever.

Featuring a new AccuFoam design with foam dots moulded to the upper to regulate the uneven surface of the foot, the difference in ability to strike the ball with power and accuracy is significant.

Having tested out the evoSPEED range in the past, which given their weightless feel is a much more beneficial boot for a player who relies on speed, the evoPOWER is a drastic change-up, notable for their durability and sturdiness.

A one-way stretchable Adap-lite upper support cage allows the foot to bend with freedom, mimicking barefoot kicking motion and increasing power so you can play loud and create goals to make you proud.

Not that it’s particularly important in the UAE, but a key component nonetheless is the GripTex technology which is useful for greasy surfaces.

Finally, and perhaps most crucially, the comfort is incomparable. Breaking in new boots is always a painful process but with the evoPOWER it’s seamless with the slip-on construction helped with the growing trend of a stretchable sock.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is set to feature in them and with Puma he’s been able to produce moments bold, bright and beautiful.

With the evoPOWER Vigor 1, expect more of the same.

We rate it: 9 out of 10: Credit the boots when you’re banging in top corner dingers.

Where to Buy: PUMA stores across the GCC – The Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates and Yas Mall

Price: Dh940

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We take a look at the latest sporting releases across books, films, games and apps as well as some classics that you should be looking to buy.

Do you have these in your collection or are you looking to add them?

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BOOKS

The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training

Price: Dh124
Where to buy: Kinokuniya

A comprehensive training manual which prepares athletes for the demands of obstacle course racing. From grip strength to balance, exercises and workouts address the unique challenges of the sport.

One Man’s Everest
Price: Dh59
Where to buy: Kinokuniya

Kenton Cool is the finest alpine climber of this generation. But after an accident it’s not uncommon to see him struggling to walk or moving around on his hands and knees. Yet he still climbs. This book tells why.

Kenton Cool.

Kenton Cool.

FILMS

Running For His Life: The Lawrence Phillips Story
Price: Subscripton
Where to buy: Amazon

Feature length documentary examining the troubled life and tragic death of college football standout and talented NFL running back Lawrence Phillips.

The Business Of Amateurs
Price: Subscripton
Where to buy: Amazon

The film sets out to make the case that the National Collegiate Athletic Association places the profits of college sports programmes nationwide ahead of the best interests of athletes and their families.

GAMES

Top Eleven 2017
Price: Free (In-app purchases)
Where to buy: Google Play and App Stores

Join over 150 million players worldwide to become the best football manager. Run your own club, apply Jose Mourinho’s best tactics, use his brilliant line-up or create your own strategies.

APPS

MMA News
Price: Free
Where to buy: Google Play and App Stores

If mixed martial arts is your interest then look no further as this app is one of the best for all things MMA. Get full news coverage from top sources for one of the fastest growing sports on the planet.

MMA News.

MMA News.

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REVIEWS: Le Coq Sportif

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Le Coq Sportif.

There are few places in the world where fashion has become so intrinsically woven into its DNA than in France.

A proud fashion forward nation, brands galore have emerged from France but some stand out more than others. One of those is Le Coq Sportif.

Sticking to their mantra of producing high-quality collections with fitted cuts, in premium materials, dyed with unique, luminous colours, the brand have unveiled their celebration of French sport with the Tricolore and Essentials lines.

Featuring sporty items in, you guessed it, blue-white-red, the new range is emblematic of the brand’s roots. Offering classic pieces for everyday wear, the Tricolore collection plays skillfully with the concept of combining three colours and subtly signs off each item with its famous placket.

With the Essentials line, you get a modern expression of the brand’s traditional savoir-faire. Taking inspiration from an athletic wardrobe, Le Coq Sportif have put together knitwear pieces with just the right cut.

With a focus on natural materials, like premium cotton, this line offers a wide choice of luminous colours.

WE RATE IT: Stylish and slick, the lines offer a perfect blend of sport-casual from a brand which has always impressed.
WHERE TO BUY: From Le Coq Sportif stores in the UAE and online at lecoqsportif.com
PRICE: Various

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