Profile of the Puma Evospeed Star 6
Use - Designed as a multi-purpose track and field shoe, the Puma Evospeed Star 6 functions in a variety of track and field meets. The running events it covers range from 400 meters to 10k distances. Although touted as a running spike, it can also perform in jumping matches.
Spike Plate - This track shoe is outfitted with a 6-pin Pebax® plate that runs full-length. It helps power the propulsion of the contender with its rigid yet lightweight composition.
Updates to Puma Evospeed Star 6
The previous model of the Evospeed Star series has been recognized for its top-notch qualities. To enhance the performance of the running spike on the tracks, the Evospeed Star 6 has undergone some enhancements.
To better the cushioning and durability of the track spike, a die-cut EVA foam has been integrated into the midsole. The same midsole component is found in the Adidas Distancestar.
Equipped to the high-wear areas of the shoe is the EverTrack high-abrasion rubber. It helps resist the naturally hazardous elements on the track surfaces, as well as, the running spike’s natural wear and tear.
Size and fit
The Puma Evospeed Star 6 runs in men’s sizing scale in standard width. It is advised that women go 1.5 sizes down to secure proper fit and size.
Enabling the track shoe’s precise and highly breathable fit is the mesh upper it utilizes. It wraps comfortably around the natural shape and contours of the foot to permit security. The tacked-down suede tongue of the running spike provides a superior fit.
Two components comprise the outsole of the Evospeed Star 6. These are the full-length Pebax® plate and EverTrack high-abrasion rubber.
The spike plate of the shoe is intended for housing the sprinting platform’s removable spike pins. It contains 6 spike receptacles, aiding in the varying needs of the runners. The general configuration of the plate is also meant for high-strength, aggressive traction. With its lightweight makeup, it does not weigh the athlete down, thus promoting more efficiency in each stride.
The EverTrack high-abrasion rubber is placed strategically on high-wear areas of the outsole. This is to help withstand the abrasive elements on the tracks to keep the quality and longevity of the shoe.
A die-cut EVA foam is embedded on the midsole of the Puma Evospeed Star 6. This midsole foam has shock-mitigating properties that protect the foot from injury during impact.
It also employs minimal weight, adhering to the overall featherlight engineering of the track shoe. It also has durable attributes that heighten the strength of the running spike even more.
Still maintaining the same upper composition with its predecessor, the Evospeed Star 6 is wrapped with mesh material. It promotes breathability within the platform, allowing a healthy foot environment. It also has foot-conforming characteristics that better the security and fit of the spike.
For lockdown, irritation-free fit, the upper is furnished with a tacked-down suede tongue. It also allows the wearer to have sockless usage.