No one had ever heard of or knew what Puma was. They sent soccer shoes with the little cleats that were not changeable. The backs changed our cleats at halftime. Adidas was only known for their track shoes. I've always believed that the kangaroo company would have been a huge success if they fixed the heel cup. They were light, soft, very comfortable, not as stylish as the XPs, but they wouldn't make it through a practice much less a game.