While the irony of using the motto of the Olympic Games i.e. ‘Swifter, Higher, Stronger’ for a pair of cutting-edge Cricket spikes (that is what those spike-sole cricket shoes are called, ignoramus!) isn’t lost on us, it bodes well to look at the bigger picture here. And the bigger picture here is that feet are important. Why do you think they call it ‘thinking on your feet’? One needs to be fast and take things on the run and run with it. Anything that is good for your feet, is important. Period.
But we digress.
The Puma cricket footwear, which is used by international cricketers are lightweight, courtesy of a microfibre and air mesh upper that provide support and breathability. A superlight TPU outsole maximizes pressure distribution, traction and flexibility. So that when you are running after the o’l cherry or trying to squeeze a run or two, you don’t look like you’re trying to lug two left feet about. The midsole is made up of a light compound that provides responsiveness and excellent cushioning. We’re not professionals, but when you’re standing on your feet all throughout the game, a little cushioning goes a long way. The spikes on the underside of the shoe are something that Puma calls ‘LITE WATE metal tipped and TPU spikes’ which might be their way of suggesting the spikes are made up of lightweight metal. These spikes are replaceable and offer a customised fit. Lastly, it sports a durable, stitched toe-guard meant to protect you against those sinister pacemen with a penchant for toe-crushers.
Now, if you are a terrible cricket player to begin with, you might as well at least look good with these bad boys. Yours for a cool ₹8999, check them out at the Puma website.