Puma Deviate Nitro Elite Ekiden
By utilising Puma’s pinnacle performance foam NITRO Elite Ekiden, the Deviate Nitro Elite 2 can create an incredibly lightweight shoe, that cushions and bounces you through your stride. A carbon fibre PWRPLATE acts as a lever for maximum energy transfer at toe off. Engineered for optimal bending stiffness, the plate is full length and curved, featuring a unique forked design to reduce weight.
They create the firmer feel that fast racers are looking for and help to guide the foot through your stride, providing a touch of extra support. They can also help create a rocker feel, with the stiffness allowing the shoe to pivot – as the toe goes down, the heel must come up, easing you into your next stride.
Although stiff, they do flex, providing an energised pop of forward momentum as the plate fights to retain its shape.
Each brand, and almost every shoe, uses a plate differently. Different shapes, thicknesses, and designs are used to prioritise a different aspect of performance. Some aim exclusively to guide the stride, while others focus solely on propulsion.
• Weight: 211g
• Stack height: 36 – 28mm
• Heel drop: 8mm
• Full length carbon fibre plate
• NITRO Elite foam cushioning
- Quick Ref: 1010299
- Man. Ref: 380097-01
It might say road, but we don’t just mean pounding closed-off streets on race day. Road shoes are predominantly for the pavement.
They feature flat rubber traction for confident footing in the city and enhanced cushioning to soak up the strain of every stride.
Best for Race Day
Race day shoes have two priorities: lightness and propulsion.
Outsole rubber is traditionally the heaviest component of any running shoe, so race day shoes use lighter compounds of rubber, thinner layers, and targeted placement to reduce weight where it really counts. A super-thin upper with minimal overlays saves additional grams for a lightweight feel up top.
To help build your speed, propulsive midsole foams often combine with internal plates to give you the edge and drive you across the line.
Stripped back and powerful, race day shoes are not built to be as durable as daily mileage trainers.
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