Who should buy the Puma Phenom
Designed to meet the needs of enthusiasts in the high-intensity workout community, the Puma Phenom is a solid choice if:
- Aesthetics is also important to you apart from the shoe's overall functionality.
- You are looking for a shoe that offers enough comfort as an everyday running and training companion.
- Your fitness routine includes explosive movements.
Lining the underside of the Puma Phenom is a full-length rubber. This compound is designed to be durable, flexible and slip-resistant.
The cut-outs on the forefoot section create zones that facilitate freedom of movement. It also has a vertical flex groove that runs in the center to deliver side-to-side flexibility. For traction, it utilizes a herringbone tread pattern that allows for full-ground contact.
Enhanced platform stability
The Puma Phenom employs the IMEVA foam. This platform is designed to be lightweight, durable, and flexible. It extends upwards in the lateral and medial sides of the midfoot and the heel area. THis build offers support during explosive routines.
Lining the inside bottom of the footwear is the IGNITE drop-in insole. Aside from providing an extra layer of comfort, it is responsive and maximizes energy return. It is also designed to sustain both hot and cold conditions, so it remains solid to deliver a stable platform.
A combination of mesh, neoprene, and synthetic materials make up the upper of the Puma Phenom. Two types of mesh are used in this model to keep it well ventilated: a tight mesh at the forefoot and a sheer one at the collar. The synthetic component is used in most of the upper and gives structure to the trainer. The neoprene is found at the topmost part which provides users with the feeling that they are wearing a sock.
Enhanced lateral support
It features the lace-up and hook-and-loop mechanisms at the midfoot section. The lacing system may not offer much in terms of fit adjustment, but the strap allows users to make the middle area feel tighter to enhance lateral support.
Puma offers several more models of high-top workout shoes in its Fierce line. One of the highly-rated ones is the Puma Fierce Strap.