Facts

  • Use

    Workout

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

    CrossFit

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

    Weightlifting

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

    Walking

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

  • Arch support

    Neutral

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

    Stability

    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
    $100
  • Width
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    May 2017
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Updates to Puma Fierce Muted

  • The Puma Fierce Muted is just one of the several variants in this women’s line. The shoe shares the same boot-like design with the other Fierce models, but it lacks any adjustable straps or laces.
  • The Ariaprene upper is a breathable material that keeps the interior fresh. It conforms to the shape of the foot to deliver a snug fit.
  • The trainer uses the same full-length midsole as its predecessor. It provides cushioning to protect the foot from impact during training. Rubber outsole pods are strategically placed throughout the underside to add traction to the sole unit.

Puma Fierce Muted size and fit

The Fierce Muted is only available in a women’s version and is generally true to size. It comes in a B – Medium width profile. The fact that the footwear lacks a traditional lacing system should be considered when purchasing a pair. Thus, consumers are advised to try the shoe in person to obtain an agreeable fit.

Outsole

The outsole is made of solid rubber pods that deliver traction and full-ground contact without adding weight to the shoe. The compound is durable, abrasion-resistant, and oil and grease resistant too. The underside is designed for training indoors or running on pavements, but not for rough terrains because it lacks the deep lugs which offer more traction and stability on uneven surfaces.

The Fierce Muted features flex grooves that are strategically placed throughout the outsole. They make it easier to change directions and adds flexibility to the shoe. It also has pivot points located under the big toe and heel to facilitate smooth and effortless twists and turns.

Midsole

The Fierce Muted utilizes a full-length midsole. It is designed to be durable and has shock-absorbing properties to prevent discomfort or pain in the foot.

It extends upwards in the lateral and medial sides of the heel, creating a cradle-like structure that keeps the back of the foot anchored to the midsole. It holds the heel steady as well as preventing slippage while the user is in motion.

Upper

The upper of the Puma Fierce Muted is made of Ariaprene, a synthetic foam material that is both stretchable and breathable but still offers stability and compression, resulting in a snug fit. The interior of the upper uses flatlock stitching so there are no bumpy structures that can rub up on the skin and cause discomfort.

The trainer has synthetic and mesh overlays that create a cage-like structure in the midfoot area. Without a lacing system, this is what locks down the foot to prevent it from slipping off and keeping it stable during workouts.

It features pull loops on both the tongue-like structure and the heel. With no laces to untie or strap to loosen, and the tongue virtually immobile, these little tabs make it easier to put on.


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