Guillermo Vilas turns a Puma inside out.
“To me, this is a real breakthrough.
“It has a completely new kind of sole – actually two soles in one. One part is pliable and springy. It cushions and protects. The other part is tough. Together they give you great shock absorption and traction. Plus the toe cap is reinforced to stand up to toe drag from serving.
“But probably most innovative is the anatomical footbed. It actually molds to the shape of your arch. So whether your arch is high, medium, or low, this shoe conforms to fit your foot. And the entire shoe was built extra light on a special last, to match the way your foot moves in tennis.
“The tread is great. Herringbone pattern for grip. Turning circle for easy pivoting. And something completely new – this five – ribbed arch, to keep your foot stable and prevent wobbling.
“The uppers and tongue are made of light, full – grain leather, perforated to keep your feet cool and dry. And there’s Puma’s asymmetrical ankle cut – higher on the inside – so it won’t chafe or rub your ankle bone.
“All together, this shoe gives you absolutely fantastic comfort protection, and performance. On all playing surfaces. I have to say it’s a great shoe – and I would say that even if they hand’t named it for me. The Puma Vilas Top Spin.”
In a class by itself. World Class.