- Launched as part of the En Pointe line, the Puma Phenom Satin Lo EP sports a silhouette inspired by ballet flats. Like other models in this release, it uses satin as the main element of the shoe. This fabric is soft and smooth and is easily associated with ballet.
- The Puma Phenom Satin Lo EP is a cross-training shoe that marries style and function. It retains much of the technologies used in the older version like the injection molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (IMEVA) foam midsole and a full-length rubber outsole. The sole unit provides shock absorption and traction during workouts.
- The striking difference between the two variants is the materials used for the upper. The old version mostly used neoprene, but on this new iteration, neoprene is confined to the collar and the quarters. The Phenom Satin Lo EP also has mesh at the vamp while satin replaces the mesh panels that integrate with the laces.
The Puma Phenom Satin Lo EP is designed to accommodate women’s foot shape and comes only in female sizes. It is available only in a B - Medium width profile. The upper is constructed to deliver a snug fit, but a lacing system has been added to enhance lateral support of the trainer.
The underside of the Puma Phenom Lo EP is lined with a full-length rubber. This compound is crafted to be durable to withstand the wear and tear of cross-training. It extends to the front to protect the toes against bumps during burpees and sled pushes. The herringbone tread pattern amplifies the traction of the rubber material, providing grip on various types of indoor and outdoor surfaces.
The unit also features flex grooves at the forefoot which creates zones for multidirectional pliability. The central furrow also promotes side-to-side flexibility.
The Puma Phenom Lo EP employs the IMEVA foam technology. This cushioning platform is engineered to be soft to attenuate shock and prevents the impact from causing pain or discomfort. At the same time, the unit is created to be responsive to prevent foot fatigue and keep it moving for extended periods.
The heel has an extra layer of the IGNITE foam cushioning. This drop-in structure aims to keep the rearfoot stable and intensifies the shock absorption and energy return of the midsole.
The Puma Phenom Lo EP uses a slip-on construction. The pull loops on the tongue and the collar make for an easy on-and-off wear.
The upper is made of mesh, neoprene, and satin materials. The vamp is made of mesh which ensures that the inside of the trainer is well-ventilated. The collar and the quarters are built using neoprene to provide a snug but non-constricting fit. As for the satin, it is the fabric used on the extra side panels that connect with the lacing system.
The lace-up structure aims to heighten the lateral support of the upper. The side panels are drawn closer to the foot when the laces are cinched, thereby offering steadiness during side-to-side movements.