Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $75
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Puma NRGY Neko Knit

  • The Puma NRGY Neko Knit is a workout shoe created to endure high-impact training sessions. It is aptly named after the NRGY cushioning technology used in the midsole unit. Comprised of numerous thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) pellets, it delivers a responsive, shock-absorbing platform.
  • The trainer makes use of a slip-on design to help the wearer slide the foot in effortlessly. Once the foot is inside, it is safely braced by the laces that run across the midfoot. A snug foothold is also ensured by the woven material which makes up the upper unit.

Puma NRGY Neko Knit size and fit

The men’s version of the Puma NRGY Neko Knit comes in a range of US sizes from 7 to 14, while the women’s option is offered in US sizes 6 to 11. Half sizes are also available for both genders. The trainer is only made in one standard width option. The fit in the midfoot can be adjusted with the help of laces.

Outsole

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 which wraps the foot in a snug, sock-like manner.

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.

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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