Who should buy the Puma Defy

Its design infuses a balance of form and functionality that helps the wearers cope with the daily demands of training while still maintaining style. The Puma Defy is a solid option if:

  • You train on different surfaces and need a shoe that offers the necessary traction for those environments.
  • Your fitness routine requires foot movements in different directions and needs a training companion that helps prevent wobbling. 

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Multidirectional grip

The Puma Defy uses rubber on the bottom. It is marked with dotted patterns for multidirectional traction on different types of surfaces.

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Bouncy responsive midsole

The Puma Defy has a chunky demeanor thanks to its high midsole height. It is made from the Rebound Foam technology, a responsive foam that gives back bounce once the foot hits the ground.

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Cozy and flexible upper

A fully knitted fabric is used on this part of the Puma Defy. It is designed to give a cozy sensation to the skin. It also has a flexible nature which allows the foot to move whichever direction.

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Supportive overlays

In order to keep the foot steady, two types of overlays have been used. The TPU pieces are placed on the sides for lateral support and on the heel to prevent heel slippage.

The brand’s signature Formstrip rubber overlay wraps the medial part up to the heel. It further stabilizes the foot to prevent missteps and wobbling.

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The Puma Defy's lacing system

A traditional lace-up closure secures the trainer on the foot. It also reinforces the sides as the shoelaces are pulled tighter; therefore, improving lateral support.

A pull tab is attached to the tongue of the model. It makes pulling on the shoe easier for the wearer.

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Facts / Specs

Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
Release date: May 2018
Features: Slip On
BRAND Brand: Puma
Colorways: White / Black / Pink / Red
Special editions: One special edition

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years 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 Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.