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PUMA has released its newest update to the RUN PUMA lineup, the Deviate NITRO 2 Runphoria.

The original Deviate Nitro was Puma's first step into plated technology and coincidentally it was ours too. This was our first wear test experience in what has become a paradigm shift for running shoes, the plated super shoe. We weren't sure what to expect after all the talk about the potential injury of plated shoes being suited to forefoot strikers only. It turned out that the zippiness of being propelled forward was pronounced and none of our midfoot or heel strikers were injured in the test process. The Deviate Nitro was a shoe with a broad appeal both performance and price wise. A very successful launch and real step forward for the brand.

We've been training and racing in the Nitro 2 for the past few months and again enjoyed this all rounder trainer racer. Externally the second version has introduced a lowered and reinforced heel cup to prevent chafe, extra padding on the mesh upper, and improved PUMAGRIP outsole for improved traction. Internally a more responsive full-length layer of premium NITRO Elite foam at the midsole combined with a reworked PWRPLATE platform were designed in tandem to deliver more levered transfer at toe-off.

The latest iteration introduces a brand new striking gradient colourway that checks the style box. Understated black or funky bright orange to suit your personal style with a range of comfortable, fast drying Ultraweave and Cloudspun performance apparel to match.

Tech Specs:

Stack Heights: 38mm heel & 30mm forefoot 8mm drop.

Weight: 214 grams women’s, 262 grams men’s Key Technologies: NITRO Elite foam, carbon composite PWRPLATE, PUMAGRIP


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