Puma Calibrate Runner: A step into the future

Puma introduced its newest technology through its latest iteration, the Puma Calibrate Runner.

Puma Calibrate Runner Logo

This knit sneaker seats on top of the brand's freshest innovative tech called Xetic.

Puma Calibrate Runner Midsole

This eye-catching tech is a 3D printed foam midsole, which provides cushy cushioning to its wearers.

Puma Calibrate Runner Laces

The sole construction looks like interlocking number 8 in a mesh pattern, which resembles Adidas' 4D technology's latices.

Puma Calibrate Runner Heel

What to expect from the Calibrate Runner?

Puma Calibrate Runner Outsole

Puma boasts that this sneaker is packed with numerous exciting details that fans will enjoy:

  • The knit upper has a sheer woven overlay to add support to the foot.
  • This pair has an easy slip-on and off sock-like construction, suitable for the on-the-go lifestyle. It is further reinforced with laces for a more snug fit.
  • Puma's innovative smart cushioning creates bouncy strides, just like the Adidas Bounce, but firmer than the Adidas Boost
  • Its glow in the dark rubber outsole offers grip and durability.

Puma Calibrate Runner Toebox

Additional details:

  • Puma partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Design Lab to develop this highly technical Xetic technology. The laboratory used a computer to simulate the materials used and redesign it to maximize the cushioning.
  • The word Xetic was coined from auxetic materials, known as reactive structures when exposed to stresses, such as compression. When Xetic is subjected to shock, it absorbs the impact by compressing and bouncing back to its original form immediately.

Puma Calibrate Runner Collar

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Futuristic, Sock
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Knit, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Reflective / No lace / Removable insole

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.