Verdict from 8.6 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • The Evoknit material of the Puma Future 18.1 Netfit Mx Soft ground soccer cleat wraps around the player’s foot, allowing a soft comfortable feel.
  • The Netfit technology has been well-received by the majority of the players as it gave them the ability to customize the pair’s fit.
  • Another user says that the texture from the Netfit for this Puma Future soccer cleat creates more friction, adding more ball control.
  • One player commented that the toe box area can accommodate a broader foot type.
  • A reviewer said that this soft ground soccer cleat has a great overall look.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer says that there is a high possibility of tearing for the Netfit material as debris might enter through the netting material.
  • Another commenter says that the pair can feel stiff out of the box and need a couple of wears to break in.

Bottom line

The Puma Future 18.1 Netfit Mx Soft Ground soccer cleat manages to mesh comfort and fit customizability. The Evoknit upper securely wraps around the player’s foot, bringing in a soft sensation. The Netfit element, on the other hand, allows for a more customizable fit. The netting integrated into the upper act as lace holes, allowing the wearer an infinite number of lacing possibilities. However, one should give an ample break-in time for this model as it can feel stiff fresh out of the box.  

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User reviews:

  • Taking fit personalization to another level, the Puma Future 18.1 Netfit Mx Soft Ground soccer cleat has been infused by one of the brand’s latest and greatest innovations. As suggested by the name, Netfit is a feature highlighted by this model. Allowing players a virtually infinite number of lacing possibilities, the technology makes use of a mesh material in the upper that act as lace holes.
  • Under the Netfit is a foot-hugging element that creates a sock-like fit, bringing support by extending to the player’s ankle. This elastic knit material is named Evoknit. This knit-based material can also be found in the kangaroo leather version of the Puma One 18.1 shoe.
  • For its outsole, Pebax has been used in its construction which has been proven to deliver flexibility and responsiveness. An eleven stud configuration has been integrated into this outsole, as well, to deliver traction in soft ground courts. A combination of bladed and conical studs have been used.

The Puma Future 18.1 Netfit Mx Soft Ground has a snug, sock-like fit brought about by its Evoknit upper. It is available in men’s standard sizes ranging from sizes 7 to 12. The lacing system comes in the form of Puma’s Netfit technology which provides soccerers liberty in creating an infinite number of lacing combination, making an essentially customized fit.  

The upper of the Puma Future 18.1 Netfit Mx SG is created with a synthetic material which has been infused with the brand’s NETFIT technology. This innovation allows the player to choose from seemingly infinite combinations for the shoe’s lacing system which ensures a truly personalized fit. The holes of this mesh-based material act as the shoe's lacing system.

Puma’s Evoknit technology is also used in this soccer cleat’s construction. Bringing a sock-like fit which extends to the ankle, this element creates a snug feel while maintaining shoe breathability and security.

Created for soft ground courts, the Puma Future 18.1 Netfit Mx SG features a stud configuration that includes a combination of bladed and conical studs. A total of eleven studs is used; this includes four conical studs in the forefoot while the midfoot to the heel area uses a combination of conical and bladed studs for traction on soft ground courts.

The plate itself is created with a Pebax material which is known to be lightweight as well as flexible. It is also well known for the amount of energy return it affords athletes, ensuring responsiveness for every step. Other Puma soccer cleats with this technology include the Puma One 17.1 and the Puma King II.

Puma Future 18.1 Netfit ‘Fizzy Yellow’

The striking ‘Fizzy Yellow’ colorway of the Puma Future 18.1 Netfit does a job well done when catching attention on the pitch. The electric hue colors the majority of the upper while a black and red tinge covers the heel area as well as the laces and the Puma logo. Athletes including Antoine Griezman, Adam Lallana, and Marco Reus sported the pair.

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How Future 18.1 Netfit Mx Soft Ground compares

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