- The Puma Fierce Muted is just one of the several variants in this women’s line. The shoe shares the same cleat-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.