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Puma Hybrid NX

The Draw: A different animal

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The Hybrid NX is somewhat mullet-like: It’s business in the forefoot and party in the back with a strategic mix of Ignite foam for responsive, forward propulsion, plus NRGY (beads) that deliver comfort and cushioning in the midsole aft. The combination is a successful one—the neutral trainer is light enough for tempo work, which is where the high-rebound EVA in the midsole forefoot shines. The semi-knit upper encapsulates with foot-hugging security, but the heel is high so those with a sensitive Achilles should first consider testing out the Hybrid NX to ensure there’s no irritation.

11.2 ounces (men’s) 8.8 ounces (women’s) 12mm drop