Overview of this review
Use - Apparent through its name, the Evospeed Long Jump 6 is engineered specifically for long jumping. Its componentry delivers robust performance on the tracks.
Spike Type - Since the track shoe is best suited for track rubber surfaces, pyramid pins are affixed to the outsole. These are detachable in nature for versatile surface traction. With this spike type, jumpers can expect a good grip on the ground as the pins dig in with every stride.
Spike Plate - Similar to most track shoes, a Pebax® plate is equipped to the outsole. It is a high-strength spike plate that hosts the changeable pins of the jumping spike. Moreover, it pronounces comfort with the flexibility it offers.
In order to trim down the weight of the jumping spike, it no longer has any midsole elements. The spike plate acts as the underfoot cushioning.
The rest of the track shoe’s makeup mirrors that of its predecessor. For instance, it still sports the same dual-density Pebax® plate for unmatched propulsion.
For pronounced support and lockdown, the track jumping spike has a dual fastening system. Just above its lace-up closure, a midfoot strap is implemented, providing convenient closure.
Size and fit
The Puma Evospeed Long Jump 6 is offered in men’s sizing scale, following the standard width. Women are recommended to deduct 1.5 from their usual size.
One of the aspects of the long jump spike influencing its fit is the aerodynamic synthetic upper. This upper material wraps around the foot tightly yet comfortably for amplified security. To further lockdown, the shoe features a dual fastening system—classic lacing system and midfoot strap.
Adhering to the ultra-light composition of the track spike, a Pebax® plate is configured to the outsole. It features dual-density engineering for improved stiffness and strength, especially on the midfoot. It is made of a thermoplastic polymer which has durable qualities. Moreover, the plate also serves as the underfoot cushioning for added comfort and helps mitigate shock during impact.
Similar to the Nike Zoom Mamba 5, sharkskin is engineered to the heel of the track shoe. It is comprised of a textured rubber that has slip-resistant properties for stability and propulsion.
There are no technical elements present in the midsole of the Puma Evospeed Long Jump 6. This is to promote the lightness of the jumping shoe.
Just like its predecessor, the Evospeed Long Jump 6 features an aerodynamic synthetic upper. This upper material keeps bulk at an absolute minimum and maximizes security. It has foot-conforming properties for ultimate lockdown.
The synthetic upper is supplemented by the dual closure system of the long jump shoe. It sports a traditional lace-up fastening system for a dialed-in, accurate fit. Layered on top of this is a midfoot strap, enabling convenient lockdown.