Who should buy  Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT 

"Tsugi," the Japanese equivalent for the word "next", is an emphasis on the trainer's progressive style which took its inspiration from modern Japanese culture and technology. The Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT is a solid option if:

  • You are into a variety of physical activities such as walking, running, and cross-training.
  • You are after a shoe not only for its functionality but the design as well.

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Enhanced outsole grip

The Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT utilizes a rubber outsole, which incorporates two sticky rubber components in strategic places for enhanced grip and traction.

The “razor-edged” pattern of the unit features deep grooves, which stretch out from side to side across the sole. Such disposition of the grooves maximizes the grip while also offering ample flexibility to accommodate the natural stride of the foot.

Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT Outsole

Optimum cushioning

The cushioning of the Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT is provided by Puma’s staple IGNITE midsole, which is a thick PU foam unit. It is placed throughout the entire length of the shoe for optimum cushioning and shock-absorption. The IGNITE is also a durable and responsive component that delivers a high energy return. The external surface of the midsole makes use of sculptured tooling for added support and durability.

The IGNITE material is quite common for the highly-rated Puma trainers. One of such examples is the Ignite evoKNIT Lo.

Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT Ignite Midsole

Ventilated upper

The fully engineered evoKNIT upper offers lightweight, form-fitting coverage. The open weave detailing in the toe box make sure that the shoe stays ventilated.

Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT Upper

Handy pull tab

The sock-like collar, as well as the pull tab at the heel, allows for an easy on and off wear of the trainer.

Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT Pull Tab

Unique lacing system

The Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT utilizes a unique lace closure system, which comprises of two separate leather/suede panels. They are located in the strategic places of the midfoot to offer a secure, yet non-constraining fit.

Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT Lacing System

Enhanced heel support

The use of the leather/suede overlays on the lateral and medial sides of the heel, coupled with the elasticated PUMA heel wrap, offers enhanced support to the back of the foot. This section of the shoe is also ensured to receive ventilation through perforations.

Puma Tsugi Blaze evoKNIT Heel Overlay

Facts / Specs

Base model: Puma TSUGI Blaze
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: Aug 2017
BRAND Brand: Puma
Colorways: Black / White
SKUs: 36440801 / 36440802 / 36440803 / 36440804 / 36440805

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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 Bodybuilding.com, 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.