Who should buy the Puma Mode XT

The Puma Mode XT is perceived as a girly trainer that has both the appeal and the functionalities by being just as ready to hit the gym as it is to shine in the streets. It is a solid option if: 

  • You are looking for a shoe that could fully satisfy your fondness for fashion and at the same time offers exceptional comfort and support when worn for workouts. 
  • You have been sustaining ankle chafing recently and you need a pair that helps prevent such discomfort.  

Puma Mode XT Logo2

Multi-direction outsole traction

A zoned rubber outsole is found at the shoe’s underside. It features three separate sections of different shapes and sizes.

Puma Mode XT Outsole Forefoot and Midfoot

This design helps to provide effective traction in each part of the unit no matter what direction the foot takes.

Puma Mode XT Outsole Rearfoot

Shock-absorbent platform

This part of Puma Mode XT catches the eye with its provocative construction. The unit is split into three puffed segments with deep flex grooves in between. That way the foot receives more freedom when bending forward.

Puma Mode XT Midsole Forefoot

The primary function of the midsole lies in its ability to absorb shock upon impact and restore its shape quickly in preparation for the next step. This is fulfilled by the combination of the full-length PROFOAM material and the HYBRID Foam. Both are described as lightweight and responsive components.

Puma Mode XT Midsole Rearfoot

Ventilated upper

The Mode XT uses a soft and padded fabric to wrap the foot in a cozy yet supportive manner. This material has a lightweight characteristic to it and features ventilation pores to keep the interiors fresh.

Puma Mode XT Upper1

Anti-chafing rearfoot section

The exaggerated heel collar at the back also contributes to the splendor. It is generously padded to keep the ankle comfortable and free of chafing throughout the workout session.

Puma Mode XT Heel Collar

The Puma Mode XT's lacing system

The lacing system secures the fit on the shoe’s instep. Even though it runs underneath the tongue, it still functions as a regular lace-up closure which can be adjusted and tightened. A different type of textile is used to accent the shoe’s tongue. With its silky gloss and pleated style, it adds an opulent vibe to the footwear.

Puma Mode XT Lacing System

Completing the ensemble is the proprietary TPU Puma Formstrip on the outer side. It serves to represent the brand as well as adding a touch of lateral support.

Puma Mode XT Ensemble

Facts / Specs

Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Puma
Colorways: Black / Pink / White
SKUs: 19226601 / 19226602 / 19226603 / 19226604 / 19226605 / 19226607 / 19226608 / 19226610

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Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.