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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Price
    $120
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Puma Hybrid Rocket Runner

  • The Puma Hybrid Rocket Runner is a unique running shoe that features a deconstructed platform that encourages flexibility and well-cushioned steps. Underfoot support is divided into three layers: the heel for impact attenuation, the midfoot for arch support, and the forefoot for the toe-off.
  • Breathable fabric is used for the upper unit of this road shoe. It is meant to welcome air into the foot-chamber, thus maintaining a cool and dry interior. A unique lace placement makes sure to encompass the entirety of the midfoot (the shoestrings loop through a thermoplastic saddle that is directly connected to the midfoot portion of the cushioning platform.

Puma Hybrid Rocket Runner size and fit

The Puma Hybrid Rocket Runner is true-to-size. It follows the usual choices of consumers when it comes to length. The width options are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. The semi-curved shape of this running shoe mimics the natural curvature of the human foot.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Puma Hybrid Rocket Runner makes use of a rubber layer. This compound is meant to shield the midsole foam from the debilitating effects of surface abrasion. It also doles out traction, just like the Mizuno Wave Ride 22

The deconstructed nature of the platform and some shallow grooves on the rubber later make sure to accommodate the natural bending of the toe joints as the foot goes through the gait cycle.

Midsole

The midsole unit makes use of the HYBRID foam, an amalgamation of Puma’s very own IGNITE and NRGY cushioning systems. The former makes up the majority of the platform, acting as the supporting base that attenuates shock. The latter is integrated into the whole package, becoming a network of energy filters that enable the foot to toe-off with gusto.

Upper

The upper unit makes use of a breathable textile to maintain a cool and dry environment for the foot. The material is also designed to be lightweight and flexible.

The midfoot section features a thermoplastic saddle that is directly connected to the midfoot chunk of the cushioning system. This external layer connects directly to the lacing system, with the goal of delivering full-bodied support from the arch to the instep.

Flat laces crisscross on the sides of the façade instead of on the instep like most shoes. This unique configuration disperses any pressure while enabling a more secure coverage.


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