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PUMA evoSPEED Runner Usain Bolt

Coinciding with today’s race featuring gold medalist Usain Bolt and fellow Jamaica countryman Asafa Powell, athletic apparel purveyor PUMA offers up a glimpse of its Bolt-inspired evoSPEED Runner. Having posted a world leading time of 9.76 seconds in the 100m sprint last week in Rome and subsequently stating, “I’m like the Michael Jordan of track and field,” Bolt attributes part of his recent success to his new training partner: the evoSPEED Runner. An optimized blend of weight, fit and flexibility for faster footwork on the training track, this latest PUMA release takes design cues from Bolt’s spikes, with a lightweight, one-layer mesh upper. The midsole provides the necessary cushioning without sacrificing durability or comfort. Furthermore, the internal fit structure and reflective foot cage lends superior support, along with a flexible shape that allows for a responsive ride. The evoSPEED Runner Usain Bolt is currently available at select PUMA brick and mortar locations around the world. In the meantime, check out the brand’s latest commercial here.

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