Men's PUMA Velocity Nitro 2

The PUMA Velocity Nitro 2 is an updated all-in-one neutral trainer that's great for any distance and made with 20% recycled content. This upgrade builds on the original, providing a durable, well-fitting shoe with an incredibly smooth ride.



Motion Control




8 mm


9.1 oz

Product Description:

The PUMA Velocity Nitro 2 First Mile is a lightweight, all-in-one neutral trainer that’s great for any distance. With this particular version, the Velocity Nitro 2 First Mile is crafted from at least 20% recycled content. This upgrade builds on the original, providing a durable, well-fitting shoe with an incredibly smooth ride. You’ll have no problem going the extra mile with NITRO foam which provides exceptional responsiveness and ultimate cushion. This versatile trainer also gives you some added visibility in low light with its reflective accents. Finally, run confidently knowing the enhanced PUMAGRIP outsole offers multi-surface traction in any condition.

Features & Benefits:

  • Engineered mesh upper brings breathability without weighing you down
  • NITRO foam midsole: A nitrogen-infused foam designed to provide superior responsiveness and cushioning in a lightweight package
  • PUMAGRIP rubber outsole adds traction and durability to all surfaces
  • Made with 20% recycled content
  • Lace closure for a snug fit
  • TPU heel piece for added stability
  • Reflective design elements
  • PUMA Formstrip at lateral side
  • Offset 8 mm
  • Weight: 9.1oz

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Timothy Verified Buyer

January 21, 2023

Extremely Cushioned for such a Lightweight Shoe

This update to the Velocity Nitro addresses one of the major drawbacks to the original by improving the fit of the upper, and introducing a new dual-density midsole construction. The Nitro foam top layer provides a lively cushioning experience, while the bottom layer of EVA helps to stabilize the ride a bit (this is still very much a neutral shoe, though). As with all of PUMA's running lineup, the unsung hero is the PUMAGrip rubber on the outsole. Through the fall and early winter here in New England, the tread has lasted and provided unmatched grip on even the sloppiest of weather days. One note on the fit, it is slightly narrower in the toebox, so may not be a great option if you're someone who has bunion considerations or a wider foot, in general.

Thomas Verified Buyer

November 17, 2022

Favorite everyday trainer!

I'm not going to lie, I was very hesitant when I got my first pair of Pumas. I've only associated Puma with everyday use, as well as sprint spikes and soccer cleats. However, once I tried this shoe on and began running in it, I can say without a doubt that it is my favorite shoe in my rotation. The foam is firm yet responsive, the fit is a tad tight, yet it really hugs my arch, and the PumaGrip on the bottom of the shoe is absolutely insane. With running in the city, I do have to stop on a dime with cars cutting me off, and the first time I had to fully stop in a split second, I found the shoe gripped the ground way better than any other shoe I've ever worn. Would absolutely recommend this shoe for those who enjoy a moderate cushioned, firmer shoe, and want to try something new!