Puma is a little more committed to animal welfare. The German company has just unveiled its very first pair of all-vegan cleats: the King Platinum 21 Vegan. This new addition to the Puma King range retains the style, feel and comfort of the King model, but does not contain any animal materials. The King Plantinum 21 Vegan features KINGForm technology, a ribbed structure that fuses with the vegan upper in key contact areas for superior touch and responsiveness, the brand says in a statement. The PEBA outsole is made without the use of animal adhesives and all prints on the shoe are made with vegetable pigments.
This innovative pair has taken nearly two years to create and aims to satisfy footballers looking for vegan alternatives. Florian Nemetz, director of the Teamsport Footwear product line, also indicated that Puma would go “Continue to use vegan materials in future products as our goal is to provide an alternative to traditional leather products”†