Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Stability
Use
Competition
Price
$90
Weight
M: 220g | W: 180g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 25mm | W: 25mm
Forefoot height
M: 17mm | W: 17mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 5.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • This shoe features the neutralCELL technology for cushioning and flexibility that promotes efficient and smoother ride.

  • It has the AirMesh upper for breathability and comfort.

  • Most runners applauded the no-sew overlays, which enhance the structural fit of the upper.

  • The Puma Faas 300 v4 features 360 degrees of reflectivity for better low-light visibility.

  • Many runners took note of the lightweight construction of the Faas 300 v4.

  • It has an affordable price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners mentioned that this shoe was too narrow for them.

  • The sole of the Faas 300 v4 is not as durable as expected.

  • Available in limited color options.

Bottom line

The Puma Faas 300 v4 is a neutral running shoe that provides flexibility and cushioning. This is for runners who are looking for a lightweight shoe that delivers a smoother ride. This shoe is a great racing partner and a reliable daily running gear.



World wide, Faas 300 v4 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Puma, is the 13th most popular.

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Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 110 ratings

5 star
66%
4 star
18%
3 star
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2 star
10%
1 star
6%

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Expert reviews

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80 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 65
    Tim Tim SharmaLevel 1 expert
    by Sporstskeeda TV
    A regular long distance runner will benefit most from this shoe.
  • 95
    James FletcherLevel 1 expert
    by Training a Runner
    The roads are wet but I’m impressed by the grip and there’s none of the slippage that you get with some running shoes.
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Updates to Faas 300 v4

The 4th version of the Faas 300 from Puma brings a new upper design that’s more attuned to the visual preferences of contemporary runners. It has a cool sublimation fade print which has been coated with reflective materials to increase visibility during low-light conditions.

The breathable fabrics used in the upper and the so-sew construction make the unit comfortable to the skin of the wearer. It has a sock-like fit that follows the movements of the foot while also delivering a non-irritating wrap to secure the runner all throughout.

The forefoot section of the outsole features deeper flex grooves that are able to encourage more natural freedom of motion. It’s an effective way to let the forefoot flex as freely as possible and give a more responsive toe-off.

Two rubber compounds are used in the outsole and both have specific purposes. One was placed in the forefoot to deliver a smoother lift, while the other was placed in the rear section to add more durable protection and traction.

Faas 300 v4 size and fit

The Puma Faas 300 v4 is true to its size. The length of this model is just enough for runners to feel that the size that they would choose is just the right one. It has a semi-curved design that follows the natural shape of the foot. The heel and mid-foot sections have a medium-width, though the forefoot area has a medium-to-narrow fit. The upper fabrics are still responsive enough to accommodate many types and sizes of feet.

Outsole

The EverTrack is a very durable rubber material that is able to protect the sole unit from wear and tear. It’s placed in specific locations in the outsole where abrasion is most likely to be observed. It also delivers responsible traction over the roads.

The EverRide+ is a blown rubber compound that’s actually much lighter than its previous iteration.
Placed in the forefoot section, it has the capability to provide additional cushioning and bounce-back mechanics for a more energized and smoother toe-off.

For the Puma Faas 300 v4, the forefoot flex grooves are deeper. These grooves found on the sole’s surface were meant to give the runner more freedom of movement as it makes the platform more responsive and flexible.

Midsole

The FAAS Foam+ is a mid-sole foam that’s been made bouncier and more robust this time around. It delivers full-length cushioning and support for a comfortable ride.

The neutralCELL mid-sole enhances the smoothness of the performance by making the platform more agreeable and non-restrictive to the neutral runner. The cushioning is balanced and the gait is kept in a neutral position.

Upper

The Air Mesh is one of the most breathable fabrics made for shoes. It’s a soft material that doesn’t make the upper feel restricted or unresponsive. It also allows air to seamlessly enter the shoe and keep the foot cool & dry.

A bonded suede placed inside the sleeve keeps the fit more comfortable. It doesn’t irritate the skin or make the overall fit feel off. It maintains the structural integrity of the mesh material while hugging the foot snugly, but comfortably.

Above the mid-sole unit lies a sock liner that’s made from perforated EVA. It adds additional cushioning to make the ride more agreeable while also maintaining ventilation throughout.


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