Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
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.
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.
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Updates to Puma Prowl Alt 2
- Known for mixing style and function, Puma has upped its ante with the Prowl Alt 2. This trainer features a unique lacing system that encompasses much of the quarter to deliver a secure and supportive fit needed during dynamic movements. The upper is made of soft textile that promotes mobility.
- For underfoot cushioning, injection molded EVA (IMEVA) makes up the midsole. This platform is designed to absorb shock while the rubber outsole protects it against early deterioration.
- Some notable changes between the older Prowl Alt and this model include the webbed eyelets on the Prowl Alt 2 that now cover a larger area for a more customized fit. The previous Prowl Alt lacks the crisscross design on the vamp which is present on this iteration.
Puma Prowl Alt 2 size and fit
Made for ladies, the Puma Prowl Alt 2 comes in US sizes 5.5 to 11, including half and full sizes in between. As for the width, it is only available in a B - Medium profile. Based on buyer reviews, this trainer fits as expected.
The IMEVA midsole also functions as the outsole of the Puma Prowl Alt 2. Though the compound has been constructed to be hardwearing, the toe and heel areas are reinforced with a layer of rubber for enhanced traction and durability.
The Puma Prowl Alt 2 is equipped with a full-length IMEVA midsole. This platform is constructed to be lightweight without compromising its shock absorption qualities. It is also flexible, allowing the foot to move naturally.
Inside the trainer is a SoftFoam sockliner. This component not only enhances underfoot comfort but it also prevents the foot from sliding inside.
Keeping the foot protected against outside elements is the textile upper. This material is soft, accommodating natural foot expansion and movements. At the vamp are crisscrossed thin straps that add a stylish flair to the trainer.
The Puma Prowl Alt 2 features a unique lacing system. It has webbed eyelets at the bottom of the quarters which allow the laces to encompass a larger area to securely lock the foot down and provide better lateral support. The interior is lightly padded for comfort and to keep the fit snug.