The high-speed takeover has arrived with the all new Fast-R 2 NITRO™ Elite – PUMA’s most explosive and innovative race-day running shoe yet.
Built to help you break your PB, Fast-R 2 utilises the enhanced benefits of NITRO™ ELITE technology, giving you a maximum competitive stack height (40mm) with unbeatable speed and cushioning, propelling your race-day to new territory; from short runs to marathons and every distance between.
More energy storage and return
A sequel to the ground-breaking Fast-R NITRO™ Elite, the Fast-R 2 allows 22% more energy storage and up to 46% more raw energy return versus its predecessor, resulting in a lighter, more economical ride.
This efficiency translates to average savings of:
- 2 minutes 28 seconds for a 3:30:00 marathoner
- 1 minute 23 seconds for a 2:30:00 marathoner
The two-part midsole and exposed signature PWRPLATE remain key features, with the carbon plate elongating through the NITROFOAM™ ELITE and out past the toe.
This unique concept allows for increased surface contact; a lever that guides pressure forward and propels the foot as it leaves the ground.
A next generation, psychedelic ULTRAWEAVE upper – 20% lighter than the material used in the original Fast-R – is lined with a bespoke PWRTAPE, whilst the PUMAGRIP outsole ensures maximum multi-surface traction, allowing you to step out to conquer the racecourse in full confidence of achieving serious speed. Making your fast, faster than ever.
Fast-R 2 NITRO™ Elite Specifications:
- Price: R6999
- Weight: 240g
- Stack Height: 40mm
- Drop: 8mm
- Lifespan: 400km
The Fast-R 2 NITRO™ Elite Psychedelic Rush will be available from 22 February 2024 from PUMA.com, PUMA Retail stores, and Totalsports.
Fast-R 2 NITRO™ Elite Ekiden Rush
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the most prestigious event in Japan’s running calendar – PUMA will drop a limited edition Fast-R 2 NITRO™ Elite Ekiden Rush.
Paying homage to the historic long-distance race, the Ekiden Rush colourway has unique design features including a 100th anniversary logo on the lateral, and the iconic purple sash – used during the race as a relay baton – on the medial.
1 000 pairs of Fast-R 2 NITRO™ Elite Ekiden Rush will drop on 8 December 2023 at PUMA.com, in PUMA stores and select global retailers. Visit PUMA.com or follow @PUMARunning to find out more.
Author: Pedro van Gaalen
When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.