SHOE: PUMA’s Velocity NITRO 2
WEIGHT: 46% lighter than standard EVA
ENERGY RETURN: 74-80%
This is one sequel that you will not want to miss. The Velocity NITRO 2 is built upon a steady foundation of comfort, reliability and responsiveness to create an even better shoe for runners.
Velocity is the rate of change of position concerning a frame of reference, or in other words, how fast you can get from one place to another. There really isn’t a more appropriate name for this lightweight runner that will take you anywhere, everywhere and any distance.
The Velocity NITRO 2 sports a breathable mesh upper and two types of foam for optimal comfort and performance. With a redesigned midsole, the NITRO foam stretches from heel to toe. This advanced foam technology is infused with nitrogen gas, allowing the shoe to be more responsive and fitted with better cushioning and a more lightweight feel. And with more foam added to the back of the shoe, heel strikers can expect a softer landing.
The NITRO foam works to create more of a peppy feel for runners, adding cushion while not being too squishy. PUMA has also added a layer of EVA foam from heel to toe to provide the stability that runners crave, making this a wonderfully balanced shoe.
And then there is the PUMAGRIP. Adding to the versatility of the shoe, the PUMAGRIP has been redesigned to create a smoother transition from midfoot to forefoot. With the newly designed grip, the shoe is great for rain or shine on the pavement and can even handle some off-roading.
Whether you’re running intervals, pushing yourself during your daily run or taking it easy for a recovery jog, the Velocity NITRO 2 will do the job. Although it wasn’t intended to be a marathon shoe, the design and lightweight feel also hold up well for longer runs, so this can easily act as a staple runner no matter the purpose.
PUMA has always been a brand known for creating quality running shoes so good that even Olympic athletes have put their trust in them. Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, sported the brand during many races and Olympic games. Then there is Molly Seidel, who took home bronze at the 2020 Olympic games, and Canadian legend Andre De Grasse who won countless medals while wearing the brand.
So, with a history of success, it makes sense that PUMA’s Velocity NITRO 2 is being touted as one of the top runners on the market in 2022.
PUMA has analyzed the best running shoes in the industry to design a versatile shoe that holds up well for many different uses. Wanting to be the first brand to create a specific last for women’s running shoes, the Women’s Velocity NITRO 2 was made to fit the profile of a female foot. With a narrowed heel, lower instep and adjusted arch ratio specific to women, this shoe is a game changer.
For such an impressive shoe, perhaps it is even more impressive that the Velocity NITRO 2 is not only stylish but affordable, especially when compared to other shoes of its kind. At $150, choose from a lavender-coloured shoe with a pop of orange, a misty grey with a contrasting lime green or the classic black and white PUMA for a clean look.
PUMA’s Velocity NITRO 2 is designed with runners in mind. This all-around shoe is built so that every ride is a smooth one. When you’re lacing up for your next run, you’ll be confident that the Velocity NITRO 2 will take you where you want to go in style and comfort.
TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES NITRO
- Stack Heights: 23.5mm forefoot / 33.5mm heel (including sock liner)
- HTD: 8mm (Midsole only)
- HTD: 10mm (including sock liner)
- Weight: 7.3 ounces (women’s), 8.8 ounces (men’s)
- Key Technologies: Super Critical NITRO foam; PUMAGRIP
Velocity Nitro 2