When speed is of the essence, the Evospeed 1 FG SL Rugby Boot is Puma’s lightest ever offering. Gracing across the scales at a sublime 169g (UK size 9.5), everything about the Evospeed 1 has been designed with aerodynamics and speed in mind. Minimalist in every aspect, the monolayer synthetic microfibre SpeedCell upper ensures a superior feel to create the perfect balance between being lightweight and comfortable. To help reduce the weight even further, small holes have been punched along each side and tongue which have the added benefit of also keeping your feet cool and fresh for when the action heats up. Of course not everything is reduced as there is still plenty of protection and support on offer across the Evospeed 1. Designed with a low profile heel counter, this enhances stability and protection whilst the EverFit cage inside the boot itself allows you to manoeuvre quicker at high speeds. In line with the whole speed and minimalist theme, a carbon fibre soleplate reduces the overall weight. This sits alongside the moulded blades which offer optimum performance across firm natural surfaces, featuring five larger heel studs for increased grip. A shiny red design makes for a slick look and one which is further enhanced by a soothing blue application to the lacing, inner and sole. With the Puma branding decorated in white along each side, this adds a fresh touch in keeping with the whole speed aspect of this boot.