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Who is it for? The Enzo 2 is designed for people in search of a sleek pair of workout shoes that won't break the bank. It is directed at those who want to move fast as its lightweight nature won't hinder movements. With its design, it can also double as your every day sneakers.

  • The Puma Enzo 2 uses the same silhouette as the previous iteration but the top upper material has been improved to offer more breathability.
  • The cage-like structure has been reduced in appearance but the TPU element offers ample structure and support.
  • The outsole has been restructured to improve flexibility and traction.

Traction. The Puma Enzo 2 has an exposed midsole. It provides traction on gym floors as well as on the streets. Furthermore, the toe and the heel zones are both reinforced with a layer of rubber. The pods improve the durability in the high wear areas while also amplifying grip.

Flexibility. The bottom of this Puma training shoe features deep grooves from the toes to the heel. The ones under the forefoot promote pliability as you move forward. Meanwhile, the X-like furrows near the heel promote smooth side-to-side movements. The heel is flat but the edge is beveled, making foot landings softer and it also aids in heel-to-midstance transitions.

Cushioning. An EVA foam makes up the midsole of the Enzo 2. Despite being lightweight, it has been crafted to absorb shock, softening the impact when wearers land on their feet.

Comfort. Inside the footwear is the SoftFoam insole. This layer amplifies shock attenuation as well as providing the foot with a comfy footbed on lie on.

Construction. Like its predecessor, the Puma Enzo 2 employs the clam-shell collar. The tongue and the collar feature an overlapping design that makes it easier for the foot to slide in or out of this trainer. Elastic bands cover the sides, preventing the opening from getting too loose and also adds a level of ankle support.

Fabric loops are stitched on the tongue and the collar of this model. They make it easy for people to pull up the shoe and be on their way and ready for action in a jiff.

Coverage. An open-celled mesh is used for the top of this workout shoe. This material facilitates ventilation, so the feet won't sweat too much during rigorous exercise. 

Lockdown. Though it features a bootie construction, it has a lacing system at the midfoot. The structure integrates with the webbed TPU on either side of the midfoot, improving the overall hold when the laces are tightened.

Structure. A tightly woven mesh is used on the tongue and the heel panel. This fabric keeps the form of the shoe. It also serves an external heel counter that decreases movements of the hindfoot.

If you're not a fan of big logos on shoes, the Puma Enzo has enough embellishment without going over the top. The iconic leaping cat is embroidered on the lateral side of the forefoot and also stamped on the tongue and the heel panel. Completing the look is the Puma brand printed on the outer elastic band of the collar.

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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