SHOE REVIEW: Puma’s New Hybrid Rocket Desert

The HYBRID Rocket Desert fuses our pinnacle cushion technology with the hottest style. It’s a blend of our two most innovative technologies: IGNITE FOAM and NRGY. The NRGY beads provide instant cushioning, while the IGNITE FOAM provides fantastic responsiveness to propel you forward faster. The result: a running shoe that doesn’t compromise cushioning, reactivity, and most of all, style.



When running, our IGNITE FOAM reacts on impact, providing energy return. The NRGY beads then provide the ultimate cushioning, giving back to the IGNITE FOAM, absorbing the energy, and creating a rebound effect during the toe off phase. The result is maximum cushioning and energy return for longer runs.


The HYBRID Rocket fuses our most innovative technologies. The HYBRID FOAM is a mix of IGNITE FOAM and NRGY beads. The NRGY beads provide instant cushioning while the IGNITE FOAM provides energy return to propel you forward faster.

HYBRID is an entirely new technology. The combination of NRGY beads and IGNITE FOAM, make for our most supportive running shoe yet. This means better cushioning, better energy return, and better runs.



ENERGY: IGNITE FOAM provides high energy return.

CUSHIONING: NRGY beads offer superior cushioning.

FIT: evoKNIT upper provides a sock-like feel.


The HYBRID Rocket Desert, available at PUMA and selected retailers nationwide

retailing for R2299, drops in-store on 26 October 2018.


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