Summary

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Some people noted that the Puma Mega NRGY Turbo 2 was easy to put on.
  • The weight of this running shoe was deemed by many to be suitably light for all-day use.
  • The sides and back of the upper unit supported the foot properly, several consumers relayed.
  • Some purchasers have used this shoe for casual purposes, feeling that it was stylish and agreeable.
  • The cushioning given by the underfoot platform was comfortable, according to a handful of consumers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Testers observed that the upper unit easily got wet.

Bottom line

The Puma Mega NRGY Turbo 2 was generally well-received by those who have tested it. People agreed on its lightweight build, the appealing design, the supportive upper unit, and the pleasant underfoot experience. There were complaints about the water-absorbing fabrics, but that’s a concern that can easily be avoided. Overall, this neutral companion for the asphalt was deemed worthy of its predecessor.

Facts

  • The Puma Mega NRGY Turbo 2 is an update to a fledgling series of road shoes that are meant for neutral pronators. It makes use of an updated design to provide modern aesthetics to those who desire it. Contrary to the stitched-on strap that’s on the original Mega NRGY Turbo, the 2nd iteration features a seamless side cage for lateral steadiness.
  • The midsole unit of this running shoes from Puma features amalgamated e-thermoplastic polyurethane pellets which are meant to provide invigorated cushioning throughout the running session. A rubber exterior acts as a shield against the abrasive nature of the roads.

The Puma Mega NRGY Turbo 2 has a standard running shoe length. Runners are expected to choose one that adheres to their usual sizing choices. When it comes to width, the options are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. The semi-curved shape of this shoe accommodates the natural shape of the human foot.

Rubber serves as the outsole unit of the Puma Mega NRGY Turbo 2. This material covers the entire underside of the platform, shielding it from abrasion. It also doles out traction for surface control.

A ridged pattern allows the rubber to provide more grip on the surfaces. Such a design helps in the manipulation of movement over the paths.

The NGRY cushioning in the Puma Mega NRGY Turbo 2 involves amalgamated e-thermoplastic polyurethane pellets. The full-length sole unit that is born out of the merging process aims to provide a springy performance on the roads.

A soft sock liner is added and placed on top of the primary midsole material. The purpose of this add-on is to add a bit more cushioning while preserving foot flexibility.

The upper unit of the Puma Mega NRGY Turbo 2 features a lightweight mesh for support and flexibility. There are ventilation pores all over it that permit air into the foot-chamber.

The EverFit lacing system is comprised of semi-flat laces, two pairs of fabric eyelets for added midfoot security, and a net-like cage on the lateral and medial sides. These elements work together to ensure a snug yet unhindered experience.

The padded tongue and collar provide cushioning to the ankles, the heel, and the instep. These parts of the façade also prevent in-shoe wobbling.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

jens@runrepeat.com