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Puma Rise NITRO

Released 8/2022, Mid Top, 
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8.0
EXPERT RATING
6 reviews
8.3
USER RATING
6 ratings
The Puma Rise NITRO is another solid performer in Puma's basketball lineup.

Best Suitable For:

Players looking for a comfortable and reliable shoe

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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (6)
User Ratings (6)
Traction
7.8
Cushion
7.7
Materials
8.3
Support
8.1
Fit
8.3
Outdoor
10%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Puma Rise NITRO Review

Pros:
Has comfortable materials
Reliable traction
Cons:
Not durable enough for outdoors
Breathability could be better

Performance of the Puma Rise NITRO:

Puma continues to provide consistent and reliable traction with the Puma Rise NITRO. The cushioning isn't the bounciest or most responsive. It is comfortable, though. Most reviewers agree that the materials feel comfortable and the shoe is well padded. The fit is snug, but the shoe provides a solid 1-to-1 fit. The materials and fit work together to provide your feet with solid lockdown and containment. Overall, the Puma Rise NITRO is a reliable performance basketball shoe. It fits right into the Puma basketball lineup.
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Expert Reviews of the Puma Rise NITRO:

Expert Rating: 8.0 (ranks #223 of 275)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
6
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.2
September 6, 2022
I definitely recommend the Puma Rise NITRO. The cushioning, traction, and materials work together to provide a comfortable shoe.
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The Puma Rise Nitro plays similarly to the MB.01 Low. It has a reliable fit, support, and materials, but it doesn't play well outdoors. The cushioning is also underwhelming.
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8.0
August 24, 2023
The Puma Rise NITRO is a fantastic shoe for players who contort their feet during movements. The shank plate and foam make the shoe feel bouncy and springy.
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8.0
November 15, 2022
The Puma Rise NITRO is a solid shoe held back by the traction pattern. It has average traction, but the cushioning feels comfortable, and the materials are better than expected.
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8.0
December 4, 2022
The Puma Rise NITRO is a comfortable performance shoe with flexible materials and dependable traction. I only wish the cushion was plusher.
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8.0
April 13, 2023
The Puma Rise NITRO is a solid performer. It's not top-tier, but not awful. The stability is the main standout feature, and the traction performs well.
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User Reviews of the Puma Rise NITRO:

User Rating: 8.3 (ranks #190 of 275)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
5
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.2
September 25, 2022
It´s a bit bulky shoe, not a lot forefoot flex. On the other side, i had no problem with traction or cushion. Good shoe, maybe not for the guards in need of a flexible shoe!
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9.2
August 4, 2023
User didn't add a summary.
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7.6
December 15, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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8.2
April 27, 2023
User didn't add a summary.
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8.4
January 5, 2023
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Puma Rise NITRO:

Expert Traction Rating: 7.8 (ranks #226 of 275)
User Traction Rating: 8.0 (ranks #201 of 275)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
8
7 - Average
3
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
September 6, 2022
I had no issues with the traction, and I love how they implemented the wave pattern.
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The traction is best on lateral movements and cuts. I didn't slip or have any other issues with the performance. Overall, it's reliable.
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8.0
August 24, 2023
The traction performs best when moving from side to side instead of linearly.
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7.0
November 15, 2022
The traction performance took a while to break in, but it still felt middle of the pack.
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8.0
December 4, 2022
The traction is another highlight of the shoe. It grabs the floor nicely.
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8.0
April 13, 2023
The traction works well, but it's not squeaky.
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Cushion of the Puma Rise NITRO:

Expert Cushion Rating: 7.7 (ranks #225 of 275)
User Cushion Rating: 8.2 (ranks #166 of 275)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
5
7 - Average
4
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
September 6, 2022
The cushioning is one of my favourite parts of the shoe. The foam feels soft and reminds me of Adidas's Bounce cushioning.
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I wasn't impressed with the Nitro cushioning. It provides some responsiveness and bounce, but it could be better.
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9.0
August 24, 2023
Puma's EVA foam feels bouncy and elastic. The shank placement is also impressive for explosiveness. It makes getting in the air feel very easy.
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8.0
November 15, 2022
The full-length Nitro foam feels comfortable with tons of impact protection. It just isn't bouncy.
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7.0
December 4, 2022
The Nitro foam is not too impressive, in my opinion. It is low to the ground and responsive, though.
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7.0
April 13, 2023
The cushioning is decent. Nothing special. The responsiveness is alright too.
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Materials of the Puma Rise NITRO:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.3 (ranks #106 of 275)
User Materials Rating: 8.5 (ranks #111 of 275)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
7
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
September 6, 2022
The shoe is well padded, which feels comfortable. I enjoyed how the materials felt during play.
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The knit materials are soft and snug. The shoe also includes a lot of padding. Breathability is not good, though.
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7.5
August 24, 2023
The upper elastic mesh wrap feels substantial. Your forefoot can move freely without issue. The material is durable but not breathable.
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9.0
November 15, 2022
The quality of the knit materials is amazing for the price. It feels cozy and comfortable.
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8.0
December 4, 2022
The upper is a dual-layered knit material that feels durable and comfortable.
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8.0
April 13, 2023
These are heavy. The upper is soft in hand.
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Support of the Puma Rise NITRO:

Expert Support Rating: 8.1 (ranks #189 of 275)
User Support Rating: 8.2 (ranks #191 of 275)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
7
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
September 6, 2022
The heel lockdown was amazing on this shoe. The materials also keep you contained nicely.
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Once you lace the shoes up, your feet aren't going anywhere. The containment is solid.
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7.5
August 24, 2023
The elastic upper and lacing system lets you move your feet freely while feeling supported.
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8.0
November 15, 2022
The lateral containment and stability were exceptional.
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8.0
December 4, 2022
The strategically placed PWR tape and the lateral support pieces keep you secure. The heel cup also provides stability.
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9.0
April 13, 2023
Stability and support are excellent. The lockdown is secure too.
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Fit of the Puma Rise NITRO:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.3 (ranks #138 of 275)
User Fit Rating: 8.0 (ranks #202 of 275)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
10
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
September 6, 2022
Puma also includes Power Tape to help with the fit and support. It conforms to your feet nicely.
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My favourite thing about the shoe is the fit. It's a close and snug, 1-to-1 fit.
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8.0
August 24, 2023
The upper provides a glove-like fit. The upper setup and materials accommodate all foot shapes.
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8.0
November 15, 2022
The fit feels tight. I prefer a snug fit, but this shoe is too snug. I would enjoy this fit better if I went up half a size.
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9.0
December 4, 2022
The snugness of the sneaker is a highlight because it provides a 1-to-1 fit. It feels like the shoe hugs your foot.
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8.0
April 13, 2023
The forefoot feels very snug, but the shoe hugs your foot nicely.
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Durability of the Puma Rise NITRO:

User Durability Rating: 8.3 (ranks #157 of 275)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Puma Rise NITRO:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 10.0 (ranks #211 of 275)
User Outdoor Rating: 62.5 (ranks #122 of 275)
Good (100%)
2
Fair (50%)
2
Bad (0%)
5
I don't recommend taking this shoe outside. The rubber is too soft.
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no
August 24, 2023
The treads are too thin to use outdoors.
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no
November 15, 2022
Durability seems bad.
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fair
December 4, 2022
The rubber is durable, but the grooves are really thin.
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no
April 13, 2023
The outsole grooves do not look durable.
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Width of the Puma Rise NITRO:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
3
regular
6
slightly wide
0
very wide
1
regularly wide
Your best bet is to try them on if you have wide feet.
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slightly narrow
November 15, 2022
Go up a full size if you have a wide foot.
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slightly narrow
December 4, 2022
The shoe feels narrow.
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slightly narrow
April 13, 2023
The toe box is very snug.
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Size of the Puma Rise NITRO:

very small
0
slightly small
1
true to size
8
slightly long
1
very long
0
true to size
I recommend going true to size.
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true to size
August 24, 2023
Narrow, medium, and wide footers can go true to size.
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½ size small
November 15, 2022
I recommend going up at least half a size.
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true to size
April 13, 2023
This shoe fits true to size.
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