Updates to Puma Speed 600 2

The original Speed 600 Ignite shoe from Puma is a decent offering for those who are desiring to tackle speed-related contests and training sessions. The sequel, the Puma Speed 600 2 seeks to build upon the foundation of its progenitor with midsole technologies that are meant to put a bit more pep to the step. Also highlighted are in-shoe security via the upper unit and traction through the outsole rubber.

Size and fit

Regular sizing schemes have become the basis of the creation of the Puma Speed 600 2. Runners can enjoy the sizes to which they are most accustomed because of the true-to-size distinction of this running shoe. Still, having a personal testing session or a general research period that covers the aspect of size can improve comfort expectations.

The natural shape of the foot is the target outline of this product. A semi-curved platform shape has been employed in this model, as well as an upper unit that is stretchy and form-welcoming.

Outsole

Rubber is used for the outsole unit of the Puma Speed 600 2. This compound is tasked with shielding the bottom portion of the midsole from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It has a grippy nature that offers traction and surface control.

A deconstructed heel crash pad allows heel strikers to isolate the impact forces generated by the foot-strike, thus sparing the midfoot and forefoot from unnecessary strain during the step.

Midsole

The base of the midsole platform is made of PROFOAM, a sturdy yet responsive foundation that can maintain the structure and strength of the whole cushioning system.

The HYBRID cushioning technology rests on top of the base layer. This element is made of Puma’s IGNITE foam (lightweight and springy) and NRGY beads (energy-returning), both of which have been fused together to provide the best of their capacities.

A sockliner that has a fabric top allows the foot to enjoy a soft surface. The thin foam of this add-on places a bit more oomph to the perception of comfort. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if the runner wishes to do so.

Upper

The upper unit of the Puma Speed 600 2 is made of engineered mesh. This cloth-like cover system provides a smooth and seamless wrap. It even has prominent breathing holes for constant ventilation and sweat management. Fabric-like meshes are used in a lot of modern performance shoe series, including the Newton Gravity.

Printed overlays allow the upper unit to maintain its upright configuration. Also, they help the lacing system when it comes to securing the foot inside the shoe.

An external counter locks the heel in place, saving it from wobbling or exiting the foot-chamber unexpectedly.

The padded tongue and collar help in providing support to the upper sections of the foot. A smooth lining prevents irritation and the emergence of hot spots.

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