Maradona - Puma King Concept
On Wednesday 25th November we all heard the dreaded news that sadly Diego Maradona had passed away at the age of 60, coincidently on the same date as the passing of George Best 15 years earlier.
Diego Maradona, arguably one of the greatest players to ever play the game was never far from controversy be it his “hand of god” goal or his struggles with drug addiction. Despite this nobody can argue against his legendary status.
In honour of not just his playing career but also his life I’ve created a collection of concept boots, both fitting of a player of his callibre.
The below is actually the initial design I had made, a gold chrome tooling signifies his greatest achieve of almost single handily winning the 1986 World Cup. The white Pume form stripe and classic black leather upper are a nod to what he lit up the pitches in, boots we’re a simpler art form back then a black was the key colour palette.
He was synonymous with the number 10, this is boldly shown on the outstep in a typeface similar to playing numbers used at the time and finishing the boot off is a simple text of his name and the model of boot, coincidentally “King” is a very fitting tribute to Diego.
The image I actually ran with on my Instagram was the below, as you can see there is only one simple but affective change and that is the Puma form stripe running through the 0.
I have no idea if Puma have any plans to do anything to honour Diego Maradona, but if they do I don’t think they’d have any problems releasing either of my creations.
Couldn’t help myself creating a white version as well...