Puma Re-Launches Its Innovative Disc Closure System

Puma unveiled the latest version of its Disc dial lacing closure system last week in Kingston, Jamaica. Although the Disc closure system debuted in 1991 in running shoes, it eventually became more associated with some of Puma’s lifestyle shoes. The newly re-launched version, which is lighter and provides a better fit than previous versions, is all about high-end running performance, available in both the IGNITE Disc ($130) training shoe and the EvoSpeed Disc Spike ($120) that world-record-setting sprinter Usain Bolt will wear as he prepares for and races in this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The updated Disc system consists of an internal wire lacing mechanism that quickly and uniformly snugs down the upper around the foot with a twist of a small plastic dial at the top of the foot in front of the ankle. We’ve tested out on both shoes and we think the secure, wrap-like fit is sublime. (The Disc system is similar to the BOA closure system that has been used on a variety of types of footwear, from trail running shoes to snowboard boots to cycling shoes.)

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