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 VT

  • The Puma NRGY Neko VT is a women’s model from the brand’s NRGY Neko series of Puma workout shoes. The prominent feature of this variation is its checker-work pattern in the upper unit. This design is meant to give consistent and secure support to the foot.
  • The trainer employs Puma’s proprietary NRGY unit for cushioning. It is made of small TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) pellets that are blended together to create a responsive platform.

Puma NRGY Neko VT size and fit

The Puma NRGY Neko VT comes in women’s sizes only, ranging from US 5.5 to 11. Regarding fit, the shoe caters to ladies with an average foot width as it is only available in a B - Medium profile. The tightness of the fit is regulated with the help of thick round laces on the midfoot.

Outsole

The NRGY Neko VT by Puma utilizes durable rubber to shield the bottom of its platform. It extends up at the front to guard the toe area as well.

The textured nature of the rubber compound helps the trainer grip various surface. The lugs placed throughout the unit also amplify traction.

The outsole has two strategically placed cut-outs in the heel and the forefoot sections. They contribute to the flexibility of the sole while also reducing the weight of the shoe.

Midsole

The Puma NRGY Neko VT relies on the NRGY compound for cushioning. It is created by fusing numerous small TPU pellets into a full-length sole unit. These pellets have a springy characteristic as they quickly bounce back into their original form after being squeezed. That’s how the NRGY midsole delivers shock absorption and bouncy cushioning.

A Soft Foam insole is added inside the shoe for extra padding and comfort. It also helps in dissipating the heat and preventing odor to keep the underfoot experience fresh.

Upper

The NRGY Neko VT by Puma employs a woven checker-work pattern in the upper unit. It is designed to provide a snug and consistent foothold.

The shoe has a slip-on construction. The front and the heel portions of the collar are extended to assist the on-and-off wear and to create additional support. However, the sides of the collar remain below the ankle to allow it freedom of movement.

A synthetic overlay wraps around the rearfoot for enhanced support. There are also synthetic panels placed on both sides of the upper. Each features four notched pieces with holes that function as eyelets.

The lace-up closure on the midfoot makes use of thick round laces. The laces run through the holes in the side panels and can be adjusted for a locked-down fit.


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