PUMA’s New Super Runner Barely Looks Like A Shoe (Never Mind A Marathon Winner)
— 2 May 2024

PUMA’s New Super Runner Barely Looks Like A Shoe (Never Mind A Marathon Winner)

— 2 May 2024
Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon

The PUMA FAST-RB Nitro Elite has arrived with a silhouette unlike anything else, forcing us to reconsider what we thought we knew about footwear.

In hindsight, it might have been silly to assume performance running shoes needed both heel and toe to touch the ground, simply because that’s how we walk when we’re going about our day-to-day.

Recognising that most serious runners don’t have much of a heel strike when they’re moving at pace, the footwear giant’s athletics team designed a pair of performance kicks that resemble a high heel without the heel.

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While the PUMA FAST-RB Nitro Elite has yet to be officially released, and a whole slew of key details have yet to be confirmed, from what we can see, the two-tiered midsole is constructed from the brand’s lightweight Nitro Elite foam technology.

It’s probably also safe to say that within the midsole, we would find more carbon fibre plates than a restaurant on Mars, helping the wearer spring forward with each stride.

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The upper appears to be made from a lightweight suede fabric. However, considering these shoes have been designed to be at the pointy end of a marathon field, it’s likely a more flexible, breathable material.

Available in several different colourways including triple black and white & black (as well as the fluorescent colours you’re used to seeing runners don), there’s no word on when exactly the PUMA FAST-RB Nitro Elites will be available, or how much we can expect to pay for them.

But what we do know for sure is that they’re the wildest pair of running shoes we’ve seen in years.

PUMA FAST-RB Nitro Elite

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Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at) luxity.com.au


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