blazeofglory

THE HISTORY OF THE BLAZE OF GLORY

1990 - TRINOMIC

TRINOMIC MAKES ITS DEBUT

In 1990, PUMA debuted its most advanced cushioning yet: TRINOMIC. Applied across a wide range and variety of shoes, this innovative technology had a hexagonal system in the sole that compressed and rebounded load. Because of its exceptional features, it was used in PUMA styles across running, basketball, tennis, and football.

The TRINOMIC system fulfilled almost all the necessary orthopaedic and biomechanical requirements of sports shoes perfectly. The hexagonal structure was derived from nature, inspired by the structure of a bee’s honeycomb or human bone tissue under a microscope. Wherever high stability and low weight had to be reached at the same time, this structure was used.  

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With a structural array of equal sized lightweight cells, the TRINOMIC tech provided an optimum balance between cushioning, stability and flexibility. It had near perfect long-term memory and strength. In the original styles, the design comprised of primarily air filled, hexagonal-shaped cells in both the heel and forefront areas of the sole. The flexible structure was originally made of highly elastic materials with extraordinary features that made it resistant, light, highly substantial, and long-lasting.

The TRINOMIC triangle logo represented the three benefits of the technology: cushioning, stability and flexibility. The TRINOMIC technology reigned supreme in PUMA athletic footwear styles through the 1990s. 

1991 - DISC

TURN ON THE FUTURE

In 1991, PUMA introduced another gamechanger: the DISC System, PUMA’s first laceless sports shoe with a system of internal wires that tighten the upper for a perfect fit.

The shoe also used the TRINOMIC tech in the sole, this time in a unique, zig zag like design stemming from the front to the back of the foot.

The DISC design was comprised of three main elements:

The SIDE UNIT: consists of connecting sleeves and stabilizing elements on the inside and outside of the shoe that adjust the shoe to the individual foot in the mid and rear foot all the way up to the heel, creating a total foot-shoe contact. The DISC SYSTEM is released by pressing the Quick Release in the centre of the DISC.

The COMPRESSION UNIT: the pre-moulded UNIT replaces the standard tongue and carries the CLOSURE UNIT, which adjusts to the sensitive area of the instep.

The CLOSURE UNIT: a planetary geared DISC SYSTEM is turned and »clicked« to adjust the perfect fit. (from the catalogue)

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This dynamic new product feature was used in the beginning for running, but eventually became a crucial piece of the basketball lineup as well.

2006 - BLAZE OF GLORY

After the late 1990s, PUMA scaled back its use of the TRINOMIC technology and introduced new styles like the R698 and, most notably, the Blaze of Glory, in the 2000s. The Blaze of Glory was inspired by the ground-breaking PUMA DISC Blaze style from the 1990s – but this time, it had laces. Debuting in 2006, the shoe only took off in 2008 after a series of collaborations; most notably with SneakerFreaker. The shoe was one of the most padded and plush versions of the TRINOMIC cushioning ever produced, designed with a unique new upper, signature cage lacing system and comfortable sock construction.  

2022 - AN ICON REBORN

In 2022, PUMA once again celebrated the power of three, bringing back the TRINOMIC tech bigger and better than ever. With three lifestyle and performance footwear styles, this new line up used the three elements that inspired the original TRINOMIC technology and triangular logo, to merge the past with the future.  

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