Updates to Puma Carson 2 X Knit

  • The Puma Carson 2 X Knit is a running shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation. Contrary to its counterpart, the Puma Carson 2, this model makes use of a knitted upper and a one-piece foot-entry for an uncluttered look. A traditional lacing system and sleeve padding offer security.
  • Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of a full-length ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) platform. It has a flexible and form-fitting design. It also acts as the outsole unit of this shoe, granting surface grip through mildly prominent nodes on its façade.

Size and fit

The knit version of the Puma Carson 2 X is true to size, though it is recommended for runners to try on the shoe first or look at reviews to get an appraisal of the sizing scheme. When it comes to the width, the available options are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. The semi-curved shape of the platform mimics the natural curvature of the human foot.

Outsole

The outsole of the Puma Carson 2 X Knit is made up of the same compound that’s used for the midsole. The full-length unit has small circular patterns on its underside to heighten traction over the surfaces.

Between the tread-pattern are shallow grooves that encourage flexibility. Such a design helps the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.

Midsole

Ground-contact EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) serves as the cushioning system of the Puma Carson 2 X Knit. It runs the length of the platform, providing support to the entire foot. It’s configured to be lightweight and flexible. The hollow circles on the sides give a visual imprint of the midsole aesthetics of the Carson series.

Upper

A knitted textile comprises the external part of the upper unit. It resembles woven cloth, and it has tiny breathing holes for ventilation. Its form-fitting construction allows it to accommodate the natural shape of the foot.

Synthetic overlays are printed to the sides and the heel. These add-ons are meant to bolster the structure of the façade while also helping in keeping the foot in place.

A one-piece opening is employed in this shoe. A traditionally separate tongue unit is not present, though an instep protrusion covers the top portion of the foot.

A cleatie construction with light padding makes sure to provide a smooth and seamless wrap. Such an arrangement allows the runner to wear this shoe without putting on socks first.

Semi-round shoelaces go through asymmetrical eyelets. This fit-securing system provides a snug yet customizable fit.

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