Grippy outsole for multi-directional moves

A gum rubber compound protects the bottom of the Puma Defy Luxe. This material is grippy, flexible, and non-marking.

Puma Defy Luxe heel rubber

There’s an x-shaped flex groove under the ball of the foot which facilitates natural movements.

Puma Defy Luxe outsole

Traction points are placed at the forefoot and heel sections to enhance the multidirectional grip of the platform.

Puma Defy Luxe grip

The outsole extends at the midfoot to add support during side-to-side movements. It also rises at the toe section, guarding it against bumps.

Puma Defy Luxe side support

Cushioned for action

The Puma Defy Luxe is equipped with a high-rebound foam that is engineered to attenuate shock.

Puma Defy Luxe cushioning

It converts the force of impact into energy to help the wearer push effortlessly off the ground. According to Puma, the exaggerated height of the platform aims to support functional training movements.

Puma Defy Luxe forefoot cushioning

Cozy upper of the Puma Defy Luxe

The Puma Defy Luxe sports a low-cut cleatie construction. This style makes it easier for wearers to slip their foot in and out of the trainer, but the lacing system can be utilized to tighten the midfoot if desired.

Puma Defy Luxe lacing

The upper is made of a knitted fabric that is lightweight, pliable and breathable. It features geometric patterns that add a stylish flair to the trainer.

Puma Defy Luxe knit

The high apex and collar intend to deliver a sock-like fit. There’s a pull tab on the tongue while the shape of the collar also assists users in widening the mouth of the shoe to accommodate the foot as it slides in.

Puma Defy Luxe collar

Overlays made from TPU are seen on the lateral and medial sides of the upper. The iconic Puma Forms Tip also uses the same material. They serve to provide support during side-to-side movements. It also acts as an external heel clip that steadies the rearfoot during training.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 227g
Base model: Puma Defy
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: Oct 2018
Features: Lightweight
BRAND Brand: Puma

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.