Who should buy the PUMA NRGY Neko Knit

Aptly named after the NRGY cushioning technology used in the midsole unit, the PUMA NRGY Neko Knit is designed to withstand high-impact training sessions. This workout shoe is a solid choice if:

  • You are looking for a trainer that can also be an all-day wear companion. 
  • You are after a shoe that offers great quality at an affordable price. 

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Anti-wear-and-tear guard

The NRGY Neko Knit by PUMA employs a full-length rubber compound to protect the platform against the wear-and-tear. Part of it forms a toe bumper at the front to guard this high-wear area.

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Enhanced outsole traction

The rubber is made textured to provide a sticky grip on gym surfaces. There is also a variety of lugs placed throughout the unit for enhanced traction.

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The outsole features two apertures: a triangular one in the heel and an elongated one in the forefoot. Their shape and positioning help the platform be more flexible in the right areas.

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Shock-absorbent midsole

The PUMA NRGY Neko Knit utilizes the brand’s proprietary NRGY cushioning. It is a full-length compound which consists of small TPU balls. They are fused together to absorb shock upon impact and transform it into explosive energy. This unit is also made to be lightweight and flexible to accommodate agile footwork during the workout.

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The PUMA NRGY Neko Knit's upper

This PUMA trainer makes use of a nearly seamless upper to offer a smooth, chafing-free coverage. The upper is comprised of a tightly woven fabric that wraps the foot in a snug, sock-like manner.

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Snug heel section

It is also designed as a slip-on trainer. The pull tabs at the heel and on the instep help the wearer put on the shoe faster and easier.

The footwear has a low-cut silhouette to allow for unhindered ankle movement. The front and the back of the collar are extended to create a secure foothold once the shoe is on.

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The PUMA NRGY Neko Knit's overlays

Synthetic reinforcements are added on the sides and around the heel for extra support and protection. The ones on the sides have several holes which function as eyelets. The shoelaces run through these eyelets, securing the fit in the midfoot. They can be adjusted at the wearer’s preference.

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Facts / Specs

Use: Workout, HIIT / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Colorways: Red / Black
SKUs: 19109305 / 19109306 / 19109315 / 19109317 / 19109318 / 19147701 / 19147702 / 19147723 / 19147724 / 19271801

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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.