The Rio 2016 Olympics are around the corner and new products on show will be unbelievable.
Just have a look at the new DISC spikes Puma’s leading athlete’s like Usain Bolt and Usafa Powell will be wearing in Brazil!
Many factors contribute to Olympic Gold medals and World Records but I wouldn’t be surprised if Bolt and Powell are on the upper steps after the sprint events.
I used to run track in my youth and I just remember spikes being uncomfortable and dangerous while these look unbelievably stylish with the reintroduction of the laceless DISC system.
High level track & field athletes such as Colin Jackson wore the DISC spike when he won gold at the 110m hurdles at the ’93 Word Champs in Stuttgart. German star, Heike Drechsler, became one of the most successful female long jumpers of all time, the DISC spike propelling her to the top step of the podium at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
This year, as PUMA celebrates 25 years of DISC innovation, it recognizes that every second counts when it comes to being Forever Faster. PUMA took the original DISC design and made it lighter and sleeker. It’s quicker to turn, faster to tighten, and features smooth, durable steel wires to conform the foot.
The evoSPEED DISC Spike is fit for the world’s fastest athletes on the track. Like the flat version, it offers a secure and fast fit with PUMA’s updated proprietary innovative fast closing system. It wraps and secures the foot onto the platform within a split-second. For ultimate traction and propulsion, it features an aggressive full length Pebax Sprint Plate with 8 spike receptacles. Top-of-the-line, soft, aerodynamic Clarino® synthetic upper hugs the foot and locks the foot onto the plate for superb upper support.
The IGNITE DISC will be retailing for R1 999,00 from 14 April at PUMA stores and selected retailers nationwide. The evoSPEED DISC Spike will be available at PUMA stores only for R2 599,00.