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PUMA Phases Out K-Leather with Innovative K-Better Technology

March 3, 2023

PUMA Phases Out K-Leather with Innovative K-Better Technology

March 3, 2023

The KING is returning to the pitch – and this time without leather! PUMA’s legendary KING football boot has been redesigned to include K-BETTER technology, designed to deliver exceptional performance without kangaroo leather. 

K-BETTER technology is a completely new, non-animal based upper material that contains at least 20% recycled materials. It has been proved to outperform the previous KING K-Leather in testing for touch, comfort, and durability, and we are so proud of K-BETTER’s performance, we will stop producing football boots with kangaroo leather altogether this year. It is a step towards a better future!

“The PUMA KING is PUMA’s most iconic franchise in football and has always stood for using the best materials and the latest in innovation. Over the years we have seen the boot evolve and become ingrained in on pitch and off pitch football culture, from the pitches to the terraces. The new KING takes the franchise to the next-level and offers a super-soft upper with optimal stretch resistance for ultimate touch and control benefits.”

Peter Stappen, Lead Product Line Manager Teamsport Footwear

The new KING also follows on from our FUTURE and ULTRA boots and have a women specific fit. The new women’s KING combines the latest KING technology with measurements such as volume and instep height engineered for a woman’s foot. Aside from the redesigned upper, the new KING also features a new lightweight outsole with an external heel counter, KING stability spine and conical studs for better controlled movements. 

The PUMA KING has been worn by legendary players such as Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Eusébio, Lothar Matthäus and Pelé, who dominated international football for decades.

Keep your eye out for the new KING debut with Granit Xhaka, Ingrid Engen, Nabil Fekir, Lena Lattwein and more!

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