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Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Release date: Oct 2018
Brand: Puma
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $120
Colorways: Black
Small True to size Large
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  • The Hybrid Rocket Desert is meant to aid in the faster propelling of the user in his daily running sessions. This unique footwear utilizes the HYBRID midsole. This component of the shoe features the two types of innovative foam which are the IGNITE foam and the NRGY beads. Comfort and instant cushioning are offered by the NRGY beads while the IGNITE foam aims to deliver excellent energy return. Providing a cushioned base for the Puma Hybrid Rocket Desert is the main responsibility of the full-length IGNITE foam midsole. It is also engineered to be flexible to be able to facilitate foot movements freely and naturally.
  • Added durability is encouraged by the rubber outsole. It is also focused on delivering the right amount of grip that is needed by the runner throughout his activities.
  • Featured in the footwear is the knitted mesh upper. The primary goal of this material is to provide proper ventilation. As a result, a fresher and drier foot environment is enjoyed by the user.

With the utilization of a more functional fit and sleeker design, the Puma Hybrid Rocket Desert is a perfect partner for runners who are looking for a lightweight shoe. Because of its upper construction, a comfortable and snugger fit is experienced by the user. It utilizes the standard measurements when it comes to size. The available width is D - Medium for the men's version.

The Puma Hybrid Rocket Desert uses the rubber outsole that provides additional durability on areas where wear and tear are highly possible. Added cushioning is featured to the footwear to encourage high energy return as well.

With the utilization of the honeycomb slip pattern, it is sure to offer a more reliable traction on different paved surfaces.

The midsole unit of the footwear makes use of the HYBRID foam. This material is the combination of Puma’s NRGY and IGNITE cushioning systems. The IGNITE makes up the majority of the shoe. The goal of which is to act as the base support that attenuates shock. The NRGY is utilized into the whole platform. It is crafted to become a network of energy filters with the purpose of enabling the human foot to undergo the heel-to-toe transition more enjoyable and comfortable. The midsole technology of this shoe is also as responsive and comfortable as the Brooks Ghost 11.

The knitted mesh upper of the Puma Hybrid Rocket Desert ventilates the foot and ensures dryness and freshness during the run. The material also aims to improve better hygiene as it encourages a healthier and moisture free foot environment. With the utilization of the lightweight upper which is made from knit textile, it delivers a more comfortable fit and sock-like feel.

The Mesh lining is integrated into the shoe. The breathable mesh lets the runner enjoy a more comfortable ride. As a result, a hassle-free running activity is experienced by the user.

Easy on and off is encouraged by its slip-on construction. Users can quickly remove and wear the shoe especially when they are running out of time for their daily training and running activities. The shoe utilizes a unique side lacing system. This component of the Puma Hybrid Rocket Desert is meant to provide a snugger fit throughout the running session.

Featured in the Puma Hybrid Rocket Desert is the pull loop at tongue. This aids in the quicker and more comfortable putting and wearing of the shoe.

A reinforced heel cup is used in crafting the footwear. The primary purpose of which is to provide added stability. It is also vital in holding the rear area of the foot in place as the footwear is worn. The heel cup is a helpful layer that aims to lock the foot down responsibly.

The PUMA logo at the heel and tongue unit is integrated into the footwear. This design adds to the beauty and style of the shoe.


Jens Jakob Andersen

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