PUMA HYBRID RUNNER UNREST
PRICE: R1 999 WEIGHT: 315 grams (M), 264 grams (W)
With the new Hybrid Runner Unrest, Puma blends street style with performance running tech. At the core of the Unrest is a dual midsole that functions to propel the wearer faster while also providing a comfortable ride.
The shoe is a conversation starter, with its bead-embedded sole. That bumpy texture is Puma’s NRGY midsole, composed of TPU beads for cushion and comfort. Ignite foam also assists with propulsion and responsiveness. Our testers found the midsole comfortable and springy, and the shoe performed well from 5-K to 8-K.
A soft-knit upper gives the impression of running in a cushioned sock, which we found can feel loose in the forefoot. The lacing system somewhat alleviates this problem, making the shoe a little snugger when pulled tight.