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
    $90
  • Weight
    Women: 9oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Nov 2017
  • Special editions
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  • The Puma Phenom is designed to keep up with high-intensity workouts. Its high-cut profile keeps the ankle supported while the mesh accent on the collar prevents the inside from heating up.
  • Though the trainer features a lacing system, it functions more as a decoration than for fit adjustment. On the other hand, the strap is meant to adjust the fit in the midfoot and enhance lateral support.
  • It utilizes an injection-molded EVA (IMEVA) midsole. This material delivers a lightweight and comfortable ride. Enhancing the cushioning is the IGNITE drop-in insole which is designed to provide stability.
  • Protecting the bottom of the midsole is a full-length rubber outsole which is durable. It utilizes a herringbone pattern for traction. The cut-outs at the forefoot assist in multi-directional movement.

This workout shoe from Puma is designed to meet the unique needs of women. It runs true to size and comes in a B - Medium width profile. The neoprene collar is form-fitting and should be considered when purchasing a pair. 

Lining the underside of the Puma Phenom is a full-length rubber. This compound is designed to be durable, flexible and slip-resistant.

The cut-outs on the forefoot section create zones that facilitate freedom of movement. It also has a vertical flex groove that runs in the center to deliver side-to-side flexibility. For traction, it utilizes a herringbone tread pattern that allows for full-ground contact.

The Puma Phenom employs the IMEVA foam. This platform is designed to be lightweight, durable, and flexible. It extends upwards in the lateral and medial sides of the midfoot and the heel area. THis build offers support during explosive routines.

Lining the inside bottom of the footwear is the IGNITE drop-in insole. Aside from providing an extra layer of comfort, it is responsive and maximizes energy return. It is also designed to sustain both hot and cold conditions, so it remains solid to deliver a stable platform.

A combination of mesh, neoprene, and synthetic materials make up the upper of the Puma Phenom. Two types of mesh are used in this model to keep it well ventilated: a tight mesh at the forefoot and a sheer one at the collar. The synthetic component is used in most of the upper and gives structure to the trainer. The neoprene is found at the topmost part which provides users with the feeling that they are wearing a sock.

It features the lace-up and hook-and-loop mechanisms at the midfoot section. The lacing system may not offer much in terms of fit adjustment, but the strap allows users to make the middle area feel tighter to enhance lateral support.

Puma offers several more models of high-top workout shoes in its Fierce line. One of the highly-rated ones is the Puma Fierce Strap.

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