Whilst they have always been around the sprint circuit, Puma have been pushing onto the roads recently. Where are they taking us next?
Puma – Forever Faster
Driven to push their athletes faster, Puma takes the gloves off when it comes to innovation in their shoes. Last year’s Fast-R and Fast-FWD both defied tradition in the pursuit of speed. This year, we see refinements to a line which has proven to be more than worth its salt with a bronze medal on the feet of Molly Seidel at the last Olympics.
Let’s see where the big cat energy is flowing for 2024.
Puma 2024 Fast-R 2
Split midsoles and a very exposed carbon plate were a very obvious USP of the original Fast-R. This year sees more innovation on the already out there design. Looking to be Puma’s fastest road shoe, they have pulled out all the stops.
New proprietary TPU belnd of the Nitro Elite Foam which adds bounce, energy return and reduces weight.
Reshaped carbon PowerPlate.
Redesigned and better fitting upper.
Stack height: 40mm in the heel and 32 in the forefoot for an 8mm drop.
Release date: Feb 2024 (global)
8th December 2023 Ekiden Rush (limited to 1000 pairs worldwide)
Release price: €260
Lighter, bouncier and with a very obvious extension of the carbon plate beyond the toe of the shoe which will give a better kick on toe-off. This one looks to be a very exciting shoe.
Read a more in depth preview here.
Puma Deviate Nitro 3
Puma’s daily to workout shoe is getting a third version. The first suffered from some fit issues for some feet. The second improved on that and became a very durable and versatile plated shoe. Hopefully the third will add to the refinements and take its place alongside shoes like the Endorphin Speed as a contender for being a single shoe rotation.
More to come
Once we have the information, we will pass it your way!
Puma 2024 Velocity 3
Puma’s daily offering. A durable and comfortable shoe which can eat the daily distances. The popular and very reasonably priced shoe is back for a third version and looks to have had a BBL.
As soon as I have the information, we will update you!