Looking for a pair of running shoes that keeps it simple? Puma Magnify Nitro SP running shoes may be right up your alley. Puma has been upping its game in recent times, and when it comes to running shoes, the brand is doing arguably the best job out there. The brand’s Ignite running shoes proved favourites among running enthusiasts, and now, Puma’s latest release, the Magnify Nitro SP running shoe, is aiming to take some of the lessons learned from its past hits to up the ante even more.
The sports goods market is going through somewhat of an existential crisis at the moment; with brands torn between packing running shoes with the latest tech, or leaving them as minimal as possible. What Puma does well with this new release is mixing both these approaches to create something that ticks the box for tech lovers while also cutting out all the noise.
The shoes themselves are relatively simple from a fit and mechanic perspective. There are no springy gimmicks or hollowed-out soles; instead, you get a straightforward running shoe, but one which keeps all its performance-boosting secrets below the surface.
This is where the tech-lovers will get excited. Packed into the sole is Puma’s Nitro Foam, which gives each foot plant a responsive and cushioned feeling, while still remaining firm enough to give you the stability you need. The base of the soles are relatively wide, and the height of the heel is notable, so you do feel a slight bit of elevation. In addition to this, Puma’s ‘Cooladapt’ technology, helps to keep the upper cool on runs. Lastly, ‘Pumagrip’ rubber on the sole, which offers a similar tread to that of a car tyre, provides great traction on any surface.
So, while the shoe’s sole gets all the attention, the upper is left to be as comfortable and simple as possible. The soft, mesh-based upper features a synthetic blend that is light, breathable, and moulds to your foot, so that you get a very subtle wrapping around your foot. Basically in this shoe, the sole does all the work. The heel is also outfitted with a 3D moulded rubber heel-counter to keep your foot in place and help with stability. Due to the foam lining on the inside of the shoe, the overall feel is a little more padded as opposed to some of the thinner options on the market.
The simplicity in the Magnify Nitro SP’s design makes it a winner. A clean white and green colourway is accented with some multicoloured, rainbow-like stitching on the upper. The shoe’s retro look offers a nod to some of the chunkier running shoes of yesteryear, making it stand out from the crowd.
If you’re serious about running, then this new offering from Puma is sure to have you reaching for your wallet. Anyone who appreciates a great running shoe will undoubtedly acknowledge all the features the Puma Magnify Nitro SP brings to the table.
The Puma Magnify Nitro SP is now available in South Africa at a recommended retail price of R3,300.
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