PUMA Men's Disperse Xt 2 Road Running Shoe
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The sole of the Zone XT is made of a hybrid of foams which aims to provide the solution of being a good all rounder, performing in all the tasks that the wearer will throw at it. However, if you want a lower priced shoe, that you’ll only wear for indoor gym classes, the Puma Zone XT isn’t a bad choice. If you’re looking to do more weightlifting, or more running then I’d spend my money elsewhere.
For bodyweight exercises the Zone XT’s were better than average. They’re light, flexible and the hybrid foam sole performed, giving stability. It didn’t feel cushioned or particularly stable, but did the job it said it would, and performed in this type of workout.To conclude, it took me a while to make my mind up on this shoe. First impressions weren’t too good, but it then went on to perform OK in testing and for a low price training shoe it did the job. The Zone XT offers a much better experience than wearing a traditional running shoe, due to the low heel drop, and firm foam under foot. High Intensity Training (Burpees, Box Jumps, Kettlebells, Lunges)
My feet moved around in these too much for my liking when lifting heavy weights, e.g. squats or deadlifts, but if you are just starting out lifting weights.The NRGY beads are visible under the heel of the sole in a small section, for added comfort when running and landing heel first. This foam is a combination of NRGY beads which aim to provide cushioning and Ignite foam to give responsiveness and energy return when and where required. The shoe doesn’t claim to be a running shoe, but performed surprisingly well on short runs, especially fast treadmills sprints due to its lightweight components.
The Zone XT performed OK in all areas of testing for high intensity interval training, I just didn’t love the shoe.The loop on the tongue and heel made getting them on and off easy (except for the insole moving around) and the laces stayed put.