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
    Men: 16oz

    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: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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Updates to Puma TSUGI Blaze

  • Since its conception, the company has come up with various technologies that enhance the performance of its shoes such as the IGNITE foam. This foam is responsive, giving the footwear a bouncy feel.
  • One shoe that uses this technology is the Puma TSUGI Blaze. "Tsugi," a Japanese term that means "next", fits the shoe appropriately since it banks on the success of the Blaze of Glory sneaker. It features the same bootie construction and dual-panel lacing system.
  • The outsole features a razor-edge design that aims to deliver better traction while the midsole uses the company’s proprietary responsive IGNITE foam for responsive and flexible cushioning.

Puma TSUGI Blaze size and fit

The Puma TSUGI Blaze is available in both men’s and women’s sizes and tends to run true to size. The available widths are D - Medium for men and B - Medium for women. The bootie construction is used to deliver a snug fit.

Outsole

The TSUGI Blaze utilizes rubber for the outsole. This compound is flexible and hard-wearing. It features a razor-edge design which increases the surface area that results in better traction on most surfaces.

It extends partially to the front of the toe box and serves as protection especially during workouts that require the user to push off or balance from the toes.

Midsole

This Puma training shoe uses IGNITE, a proprietary foam made from polyurethane. PU is lightweight and durable. It absorbs shock and returns the force of impact as energy to quickly push off the ground. This material is stable in both hot and cold conditions which means that its firmness remains unaffected by varying temperatures.

A portion of the foam—in the midfoot section—extends upwards. This extension provides additional support for side-to-side movements.

Upper

The Puma TSUGI Blaze features neoprene, a type of synthetic rubber that maintains its elasticity in varying conditions. It gives the shoe its bootie-like design and snug fit.

A knitted material lines the outside of the upper for an aesthetic appeal. The toe box has a suede, soft molded overlay that protects the knitted fabric from snagging.

Dual panels make up the lacing system of the shoe. Round laces pass through the eyelets on the side structures and a slot on the tongue. Pulling on the laces allows the upper to wrap the foot more thoroughly, delivering a snugger fit. This construction adds lateral support to the TSUGI Blaze.

At the back of the shoe are two structures that deliver heel support. In place of a heel clip, it features a woven heel gore and an elastic heel wrap with the PUMA logo emblazoned on it. These structures anchor the heel to the midsole and prevent it from slipping out of the shoe accidentally.


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