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Use: Workout
Price: $75
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Brand: Puma
Colorways: Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Purple, Red, Silver
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  • Streetwear or gymwear? Why choose when you can have both? The Puma Emergence is designed for male and female athletes looking for a workout trainer that could double as everyday footwear. It is made of lightweight materials like the knitted upper that supports natural foot mobility.
  • A full-length ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam makes up the midsole of the Puma Emergence. It offers impact protection and the wide heel construction keeps the rearfoot steady. The same compound is used for the outsole but it has been manufactured to be more rigid than the midsole to protect the underfoot against abrasion.

Made for athletic men and women in mind, the Puma Emergence is available in US sizes 7 to 14 and 5.5 to 11, respectively, including half and full sizes in between. As for the width, it only comes in a medium profile for both models, which is D for gentlemen and B for ladies. The upper utilizes a knitted material that provides a sock-like fit while the lace-up structure helps achieve a tighter fit.

The outsole of this Puma training shoe uses ground contact EVA. Though it is the same compound which is used for the midsole, the bottom structure is crafted to withstand abrasion associated with training on various surfaces. Flex grooves are present at the forefoot to promote natural movements while the heel is designed to be relatively flat to help keep the rearfoot steady. The tread pattern on the underside provides traction on and off gym floors.

A full-length EVA foam makes up the midsole of the Puma Emergence. This platform is lightweight, resilient, and protects the foot against impact. The broad heel construction provides rearfoot stability.

Inside the trainer is the SoftFoam+ sockliner. This element delivers an extra layer of comfort and prevents the foot from slipping inside the shoe.

The Puma Emergence sports a slip-on construction with a modern cleatie collar that hugs the ankle for a sock-like fit. It features a lacing system that allows users to tighten the fit if needed.

Fabric loops are attached on the tongue and back of the collar. These components make it easier for wearers to pull on the shoe.

A rubber lace-through is found at the midfoot which aims to enhance lateral support when the laces are cinched. The structures connect to the synthetic overlay that wraps the heel for steadiness.

The upper is crafted from a flexible knit fabric. This material accommodates the natural expansion of the foot that happens during workouts. It is breathable, plus the rear panel has perforations that aid in the interior ventilation.


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,, 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.