I have never owned a pair of shoes that were specifically designed for training. I really didn’t see the need to have a shoe that was specifically for training. I own a few pair of running shoes that are specifically designed for running (obviously), but running shoes make sense to me. Training shoes? Not so much…until now!
My first workout with the Puma Pulse XT training shoe changed my opinion of training shoes forever. The Pulse XT are lightweight, sleek, low drop and comfortable. I have been wearing them for a few weeks now and have put them through all sorts of workouts. Everything from heavy lifting sessions, HIIT workouts, plyometrics and even a short jog. Due to their snug fit, Ariaprene bootie and breathability they are able to perform during the different types of workouts. Not only does the shoe perform, but it’s an awesome looking shoe. Let’s be honest, when you look good you feel good right?
I was a little concerned about the support it would give me during heavy lifts, but the shoe put the concern out of my mind after my first set of squats. Perfect support and the low drop helped with form. I had the same concern before doing a few Tabata exercises and plyometrics but the shoe gave me the support I needed. In a nutshell, this shoe performed.
Let me layout a few of the specs:
- Mesh upper with synthetic overlays for breathability and style
- Lace closure for a snug fit
- Ariaprene bootie construction for exceptional breathability, comfort, stretch, and fit
- Lightweight, Injection Molded EVA provides optimal cushioning and a smooth ride
Before I started wearing these shoes, I was working out in my running shoes and didn’t think anything about it. There is no way I’ll ever workout in a running shoe after working out in the Puma Pulse XT training shoe. It may not be huge, but there is a noticeable difference and improvement between working out in the Puma Pulse XT and any other shoe.
If you workout, and I know you do, I highly recommend the Puma Pulse XT Training Shoe. While you’re taking a look at the shoe, also check out the Puma training gear. The training shirts and shorts that Puma puts out are second to none. The shorts are by far my favorite workout shorts.
Do you wear a shoe specifically designed for training? If so, which shoe? If not, would you?
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of PUMA.