Facts

  • Discontinued
  • 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
    $100
  • Width
    Men: Normal
  • Release date
    Aug 2017
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Summary

We spent 7.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Many testers lauded the Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT for its comfort; some of them noted that it felt like a sock.
  • The shoe was generally observed to run true-to-size.
  • The majority of reviewers were impressed with the progressive style of the trainer.
  • It was reported to perform well during walking, running, and cross-training.
  • A handful of users appreciated the light weight of the shoe.
  • Quite a few buyers took note of the great traction of the outsole.
  • The trainer’s low-to-the-ground cushioning was praised by a wearer.
  • Most purchasers considered the shoe as a good value for the money.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer wasn’t satisfied with the heel support of the trainer.

Bottom line

The unique style of the Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT has won the adoration of many buyers. Besides the head-turning look, it was also given praise for its comfort, sock-like fit, and performance. Based on the general user feedback, the product proved to be a great value for the price.

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Updates to Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT

  • The Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT was designed as a multi-purpose training shoe. It takes its cue from the Puma Blaze of Glory (B. O. G.) and the Puma Tsugi Shinsei. “Tsugi” is the Japanese word for “next”. It emphasizes the progressive style of the trainer which was inspired by the modern Japanese culture and technology.
  • The influence of the B. O. G. is traceable in the unique dual-panel lacing system, which provides a secure and customized fit. A fully engineered evoKNIT material enhances the snug fit of the shoe. It is also flexible and morphs to the natural motion of the foot. The elasticated heel wrap contributes snugness and steadiness.
  • The midsole utilizes the IGNITE foam to deliver soft cushioning and responsiveness. The façade of the IGNITE sole features a sculptured tooling for added support. The rubber outsole ensures the grip and traction of the trainer, while the flex grooves allow for a natural bending of the foot during the movement.

Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT size and fit

The Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT is offered in men’s version only. The sizes are ranging from 7.5 to 13. The shoe runs true to size. The available width is D-Medium.

Outsole

The Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT utilizes a rubber outsole, which incorporates two sticky rubber components in strategic places for enhanced grip and traction.

The “razor-edged” pattern of the unit features deep grooves, which stretch out from side to side across the sole. Such disposition of the grooves maximizes the grip while also offering ample flexibility to accommodate the natural stride of the foot.

Midsole

The cushioning of the Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT is provided by Puma’s staple IGNITE midsole, which is a thick PU foam unit. It is placed throughout the entire length of the shoe for optimum cushioning and shock-absorption. The IGNITE is also a durable and responsive component that delivers a high energy return.    

The external surface of the IGNITE midsole makes use of a sculptured tooling for added support and durability.

Upper

The fully engineered evoKNIT upper offers lightweight, form-fitting coverage. The open weave detailing in the toe box make sure that the shoe stays ventilated.

The sock-like collar, as well as the pull tab at the heel, allows for an easy on and off wear of the trainer.

The Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT utilizes a unique lace closure system, which comprises of two separate leather/suede panels. They are located in the strategic places of the midfoot to offer a secure, yet non-constraining fit.

The use of the leather/suede overlays on the lateral and medial sides of the heel, coupled with the elasticated PUMA heel wrap, offers enhanced support to the back of the foot. This section of the shoe is also ensured to receive ventilation through perforations.