Who should buy the PUMA Evospeed Distance 8

The PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 is best suited for:

  • high school and collegiate level track athletes
  • mid-range and long-range races, and steeplechase
  • 800 meters to 10,000 meters events

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Profile of the PUMA Evospeed Distance 8

Use – The PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 is a track running shoe that is designed to last in events such as mid-range and long-range races, and steeplechase. It delivers maximum performance in meets that range from 800 meters to 10,000 meters. 

Spike Plate – To offer the same amount of durability and flexibility like that of other distance shoes, the Evospeed Distance 8 utilizes a Pebax plate. It aids in enhancing the traction of the track spike on multiple surfaces to enable stable running. 

PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 profile

Updates to the PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 

  • Revamped look with its semi-knitted mesh upper. 
  • Added more enhancements to heighten comfort with a full-length EVA foam added to the midsole. 
  • The Evertrack heel piece of the shoe addresses protection from abrasion, as well as, lasting strength when utilized on the tracks. 
  • Evospeed Distance 8 incorporated the same number of spike wells that accommodate the spike pins. 

PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 updates

Offers a seamless fit

The PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 is listed in men and women’s versions and are both available in standard width.

PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 seamless fit

Thus, purchasers can get a pair of this track spike using their usual size preference. The Fantomfit technology integrated into the fashion of the shoe is mainly responsible for its seamless fit. 

Evospeed Distance 8 provides foot conformity

Moreover, security and foot conformity is highlighted by the semi-knitted mesh upper of the shoe, preventing unwanted removal.

PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 semi-knitted mesh upper

For added anchor, an internal support structure is found within the track spike. 

Superior grip and traction 

Maintaining the same spike plate engineering with its predecessor, the Evospeed Distance 8 features the same number of spike receptacles- 5 per shoe. It is meant to provide a superior grip while maintaining a lightweight construction.

PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 superior grip and traction

These spike wells are placed strategically on the Pebax plate of the running shoe. The plate is outfitted for featherlight, unrivaled traction while permitting increased durability. 

Provides propulsion and slip resistance

With its configuration, the plate is intended for propulsion, given its rigidity. The spike plate exhibits a U-shaped forefoot for lasting grip and propulsion on all types of surfaces.

PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 slip resistance

Lastly, the Evertrack heel piece of the shoe is one that’s built for abrasion protection and slip resistance. 

Delivers better internal support structure

The Evospeed Distance 8, like that of the popular Adidas Adizero Finesse, presents a full-length EVA midsole foam. It enhances the shock-attenuating properties of the track and field running spike, protecting the foot from any injury.

PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 midsole foam

It heightens the in-shoe comfort of the spike for the athlete to last in the competition without feeling any discomfort. Found within the platform is an internal support structure that delivers better structural integrity. 

PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 is a breathable shoe

To serve a new and improved look, the PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 is now furnished with a semi-knitted mesh upper, integrating the Fantomfit technology from PUMA. Such construction aims to provide a breathable, sock-like, supportive fit to the foot.

PUMA Evospeed Distance 8 breathable shoe

The integration of semi-knitted mesh upper of the track spike encourages barefoot usage. It is also engineered for the purpose of suppressing the possibility of premature removal of the track spike.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 5.5oz
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Surface: Rubber
Use: Mid Distance, Long Distance, Steeplechase

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Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.