Notable elements of the Puma Speed Orbiter

- The Puma Speed Orbiter employs a DIN40 performance outsole that contributes to the shoe’s durability while providing maximum traction. 

- The 3D ProPlate of the shoe promotes a reflex toe-off that enhances one’s propulsion. 

- Hybrid foam in the shoe’s midsole combines both Ignite foam and NRGY beads that improves the shoe’s cushioning and responsiveness. 

- The engineered knit upper of the shoe provides a sock-like fit to the Puma Speed Orbiter. This is also employed by the Nike Epic React Flyknit 2

Size and fit

The Puma Speed Orbiter is available in standard sizing measurement for both men and women. You can purchase a pair of these neutral running shoes in your usual size preference. 

The engineered knit upper of the shoe ensures the sock-like fit of the shoe. The lace-up fastening system of the shoe, on the other hand, provides a personalized fit to the Puma Speed Orbiter. 

Outsole

Speed Orbiter utilizes Puma’s DIN40 performance outsole. This is essentially made out of lightweight blown rubber that enhances the durability of the shoe; it makes sure that it is well protected from different abrasive elements.  This outsole component also provides maximized ground traction on different surfaces. 

The outsole of the Speed Orbiter features an engineered 3D ProPlate. This propulsion plate supplied to the outsole of the shoe offers a reflex toe-off to allow you to propel forward at a higher speed. 

Midsole

The Hybrid foam technology is a combination of Puma’s most advanced innovations: Ignite foam and NRGY beads. The Ignite foam reacts to the impact when running, enhancing energy return for a more efficient stride. Meanwhile, the NRGY beads provide sufficient cushioning that gives back to the Ignite foam by absorbing energy, thus producing a rebound effect during the toe-off phase. 

The Puma Speed Orbiter is constructed with a decoupled midsole that evenly distributes the weight throughout the foot and reduces impact.

Upper

The engineered knit upper of the Speed Orbiter is responsible for creating a sock-like feel from the shoe.  This technology also enhances the flexibility of the shoe to allow the foot to move freely while providing breathability. 

Like most road running shoes, full lace closure is furnished to the Speed Orbiter for a secure and customizable fit. 

The heel of the shoe imparts midfoot stability while the polyurethane (PU) heel support of the shoe adds stability. 

Rankings

How Puma Speed Orbiter ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 28% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Top 18% Puma running shoes
All Puma running shoes
Top 27% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes

Popularity

The current trend of Puma Speed Orbiter.
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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.