Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
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.
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
Updates to Puma Fierce Strap Swirl
- The Puma Fierce Strap Swirl is part of the Puma by Rihanna collection. This demi-cut trainer sports a swirl-patterned mesh upper which differs from the original Fierce Strap model. Like the other shoes in the line, this version is designed to keep up with active women while also being stylish for casual wear.
- Other than the mesh, the footgear shares the same features and technologies with its predecessor. It has two straps that secure the opening and the overlapping material in the forefoot area.
- The foam midsole provides shock absorption to prevent injuries to the foot. It extends upward in the heel section to keep the foot steady.
- The outsole uses durable rubber pods that provide traction to the underside. It also has pivot points at the toe and heel areas to assist in quick spins and turns.
Puma Fierce Strap Swirl size and fit
The Puma Fierce Strap Swirl only comes in women’s sizes. It generally runs true to size and is available in a B - Medium profile. The boot-like construction of the trainer is designed to be snug since there are no laces or adjustable straps to customize the fit.
The underside of the Puma Fierce Strap Swirl is lined with rubber pods. These pods are designed to be flat to keep the foot grounded during weight training. They also provide traction on most surfaces.
The Pivot points are found on the toe and heel sections. These components help the wearer perform quick turns or spins. Flex grooves are also present, serving to promote natural foot flexion and accommodate dynamic movements.
The Puma Fierce Strap Swirl employs a full-length foam midsole. This material is lightweight, durable and is designed to add bounce to a person’s step. It attenuates shock to prevent injuries or discomfort.
The platform extends upwards at the medial and lateral sides of the heel. This design aims to provide support to the rearfoot by keeping it steady during side-to-side movements.
The Puma Fierce Strap Swirl sports a demi-cut bootie construction. The upper is made of a swirl-patterned mesh that is unique to this model.
It lacks a lacing system, but it does have two straps on it. The first strap anchors the overlapping material in the forefoot section of the shoe, while the other strap is located in the ankle area and connects the collar and the extended tongue. These straps are not adjustable.
Pull tabs are present in both the tongue and collar. These structures serve as leverage when putting on the trainer.