Some 25 years ago, PUMA unleashed its patented Disc technology onto the world, revolutionizing the footwear game in the process. The world’s first laceless closing system is also the fastest and has continued to be worn by some of the world’s fastest people: Colin Jackson won gold in the 110m hurdles at the ’93 World Champs in Stuttgart; Heike Drechsler won long jump Olympic gold in Barcelona back in 1992.

Now, with the release of PUMA’s evoSPEED DISC Spike for professional track and field stars – unveiled by the World's Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, in Jamaica earlier this year – and the IGNITE Disc running sneaker for the runners of the world, the brand with the leaping cat continues to live up to its mantra of being Forever Faster.

Leading the pack of PUMA athletes who will be wearing the PUMA Disc at the Olympic Games in Rio are Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Andre de Grasse and Jenna Prandini.

So, with that in mind, we took a closer look at the tech running through the heart of each of the shoes by deconstructing the evoSPEED DISC Spike and the IGNITE Disc for your viewing pleasure.

For more on PUMA’s revolutionary Disc technology, see our illustrated history of the shoe, from professional running gear to ultimate lifestyle sneaker.

Coming up: we choose our favorite PUMA Disc collaborations of all time.

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