Thursday, March 19, 2009
The Puma L.I.F.T. Racer
L.I.F.T stands for “Lite Injected Foam Technology.” I don't know much about this shoe. Is is being marketed to runners? It is called a racer. Is it for fashion? It is called a sneaker. Will it be an adequate replacement for those who like running in the Puma H-street shoe? I haven't seen any reviews so I really don't know. It does look very lightweight. It's created from lightweight foam injected into a mold. The upper is stitched on rather than glued onto the shoe. It just became available last week. It will be interesting to find out if runners like this shoe.
This is the description that Amazon.com give of the shoe.
Amazon.com Product Description
You'll experience a lightweight "Fat Free" ride like you've never experienced before. The L.I.F.T Racer sneaker from PUMA has a breathable oval mesh upper with attractive microsuede trim detailing. It has an ergonomic design that will provide you with premium, nonstop comfort, while the multi-tractioned outsole will deliver top notch footing on most surfaces.
From the Manufacturer
PUMA is the global athletic brand that successfully fuses influences from sport, lifestyle and fashion. PUMA's unique industry perspective delivers the unexpected in sport-lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories, through technical innovation and revolutionary design. PUMA Running offers options for a marathon trainer or a casual jogger. The Running Collection intertwines innovative technology and superior comfort with smart style.
The PUMA L.I.F.T. Racer SF brings innovation to the running range with a unique construction that epitomizes lightweight running. The upper is made of synthetic material for comfort. The midsole is constructed using an EVA injection process combined with an innovative design that allows the EVA cushioning to wrap around the entire upper. This gives the L.I.F.T. Racer its most important features: a lighter weight and lower profile. In addition to the EVA construction process, these shoes feature a microsuede trim detail and oval mesh for breathability. Ergonomically designed for short-distance running, yet versatile enough to be worn anywhere.