• Use


    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes


    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes


    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes


    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support


    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes


    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Women: 10oz


    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard, Wide
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Updates to Puma Defy Varsity

  • The Puma Defy Varsity is a training shoe that is crafted with a one-of-a-kind design which balances both style and function. It is part of Puma’s collection of stylish yet high-performance athletic trainers for the ladies. It is the little sister of the Puma Defy but it has its own distinct qualities that set this current version apart.
  • It has a more loosely knitted upper than the previous iterations for better breathability and flexibility. It also has a low-cut profile for ankle mobility.
  • It has retained several signature features of the line, such as the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) pieces on the sides, the elevated Rebound foam midsole, the ridged and zigzag-patterned outrigger, and the Puma Formstrip overlay.

Puma Defy Varsity size and fit

The Puma Defy Varsity is a model that has been engineered to fit the feet of women. It generally follows the standard US training footwear sizing, ranging from 5.5 to 9.5. It comes in the standard width profile, B - Medium.


The outsole of the Puma Defy Varsity is marked with traction points to facilitate multidirectional movements. With the crossed and dotted tread pattern, it prevents slippage and missteps during fast cuts and dynamic movements.


This Puma trainer has an elevated platform for increased protection of the foot against impact. It employs the Rebound foam, which intends to provide responsiveness that gives an extra spring to the foot for additional drive and propulsion.


The Puma Defy Varsity has an upper made of a loosely knitted fabric all over for comfort, ventilation, and freedom of movement. It is meant to lend a minimalist look to the footwear.

Rigid TPU pieces are strategically installed on the lateral sections. They boost support to bar unintentional wobbling during side-to-side motions.

The midfoot and heel areas are wrapped in the proprietary Puma Formstrip overlay. It reinforces these parts to steady the foot.

The closure that secures the foot is a traditional lacing system. It also enhances lateral support as it fortifies the sides when the laces are pulled taut.

A pull tab is attached to the apex of the trainer. It makes slipping on the footgear easier, especially since it has a bootie-like construction.