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Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Features: Slip-on
Brand: Puma
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $120
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Pink, Red
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  • 92 / 100 | Runner's World | | Level 4 expert

    The Speed Racer’s outsole helps you achieve fast times with its combination of low weight and propulsive features. The outsole is injected with lightweight blown rubber for added cushioning, and the ProPlate (a plastic piece implanted into the arch) serves to push you forward on your runs. Testers said the shoe was suitable for faster runs and had adequate durability and traction in the outsole.

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  • The Puma Speed Racer is a running shoe that has a unique façade. It makes use of knitted fabric to provide soft and form-fitting wrap. It has several extra fabric loops all over the front and the sides, seemingly heightening the aesthetics exclusively. But the excess tabs also act as the eyelets for the shoelaces. Runners can customize the lace placement to accommodate a distinctive style and an agreeable coverage.
  • Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the ProFoam, the brand’s take on a lightweight EVA platform configuration. Placed in the forefoot is a technology that’s meant to propel the foot forward with speed and energy.

The Puma Speed Racer makes use of the standard measurements. It is designed to accommodate the regular sizing preferences of consumers. When it comes to width, the available options are the regular D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. The slightly curved platform and the form-fitting upper welcome the natural curvature of the human foot.

The outsole unit of the Puma Speed Racer makes use of the SPEEDTRACTION construction. It is comprised of a traction-ready material that protects the rest of the platform from wear-and-tear. It has gripping nodes all over its surface to elevate grip and movement control.

A set of shallow grooves and a slightly convex forefoot design encourage flexibility and natural movement.

ProFoam is Puma’s own version of a lightweight ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. This full-length material has the goal of carrying the foot and mitigating the impact forces during the landing phase of the gait cycle.

PROPLATE is a feature that’s placed in the forefoot section. This integrated compound is designed to help the runner when it comes to propelling the foot forward with energy and grace.

The Puma Speed Racer features the FUSEFIT upper, which is composed of a knitted fabric. Its job is to project the light and smooth nature of a sock. It is also breathable.

Pattered all over the front and sides are excess rings of the FUSEFIT material. These extra bits potentially heighten the looks of the façade. But they’re also meant to act as lace-loops, accommodating the round shoelaces of this shoe and permitting unique fit-adjustment solutions.

Runners can opt for lace-free wear if the distinguishable lacing system becomes overwhelming. This road-companion has a one-piece opening and a cleatie construction. The stretchy yet padded interior works to keep the foot in place.


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