Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$80
Weight
M: 286g
Widths available
M: Normal - D
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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 4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Many runners agreed that the color schemes of the Puma Poseidon v2 were endearing.

  • The overlay in the forefoot area was able to protect the toe from bumps and other potential sources of discomfort, noted several consumers.

  • A number of testers commented that they were able to remain comfortable while wearing this shoe.

  • Some purchasers commented that it was suitably lightweight.

  • Several runners noted that the price of this shoe was affordable.

  • A tester was able to use it casually, and they wrote that it still felt comfortable.

  • A reviewer remarked that the breathable upper unit really kept the foot cool and dry.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few consumers felt that it was ½ size smaller than what they were used to.

  • Some testers didn’t like the aesthetics of this version, saying that it was ‘basic’.

  • It was a bit narrow in the forefoot area, according to several runners.

Bottom line

Most of those who have purchased the Puma Poseidon v2 were impressed with its performance. It was efficient on the roads and it kept them comfortable. Many even remarked that though its price was affordable, its quality was agreeable. But there were those who wrote that it wasn’t true to the standard measurements, that it caused some discomfort because of it.



World wide, Poseidon v2 is in the bottom 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Puma, is the 13th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 967 shoes


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 71 ratings

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4 star
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3 star
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Updates to Poseidon v2

The Puma Poseidon v2 is a running shoe that’s meant for those who have neutral running gaits. It’s made with technologies that’re meant to make the running experience as comfortable as possible for the wearer. High quality components work together in order to provide a cohesive and enabled performance.

The main material in the upper unit is a lightweight mesh. It’s breathable, flexible, and it wraps around the foot securely. Stitched overlays provide structural integrity to this section of the shoe. They also make the coverage more robust and secure by acting as a reinforcement to the main fabrics. The medial and lateral sides feature two fabric strips that connect directly to the lacing system. They actually adapt to the tightening or loosening of the shoelaces.

The mid-sole unit of the Puma Poseidon v2 utilizes Molded EVA, which is a high-quality material that delivers responsible cushioning. It aptly carries the foot, protects it from impact shock and helps it achieve a springy toe-off. A molded EVA sock liner provides a comfortable underfoot experience while also adding a bit more cushioning.

The outsole unit features two rubber technologies, which dole out a specific purpose for the performance of the runner. One of these compounds is highly resistant to abrasion, making it essential when it comes to shielding the platform from wear and tear. The other one—placed in the forefoot area—is also durable, but it has a responsive nature, which allows it to add a bit more cushioning.

Poseidon v2 size and fit

The Puma Poseidon v2 has a standard running shoe length. The available width is medium. It accommodates the runners who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape mimics the natural curve of the human foot.

Outsole

The EverTrack is made up of a high-quality rubber material that’s highly resistant to abrasion. It’s placed in areas of the outsole where wear and tear are most common, and shields that area. It also provides traction.

The EverRide is another durable rubber compound, which is placed in the forefoot area of the Puma Poseidon v2. As it’s protecting the sole unit from abrasion, it also adds a bit more cushioning because it has a flexible and responsive disposition.

Midsole

Molded EVA or Ethylene vinyl acetate is a full-length foam unit. It cushions the foot and protects it from the impact forces when striking the foot on the ground. It’s durable and long-lasting, making it efficient even after many uses.

A sock liner has been added right above the main mid-sole foam. It’s also made from molded EVA. It provides additional cushioning to the underfoot. It’s has a soft texture, which makes the underfoot experience more agreeable.

Upper

A breathable mesh material serves as the main upper fabric of the Puma Poseidon v2. It accommodates airflow into the foot-chamber, keeping the foot cool and dry at all times.

Stitched overlays provide more integrity to the shoe’s upper façade. They also make the coverage more snug and secure because of their strong yet easily adjustable nature.

Two strips of fabric are placed on the medial and lateral sides of the upper, and they connect directly to the shoe’s lacing system. When the shoelaces are adjusted, they follow suit, thus making the coverage more agreeable to the preference of the wearer.


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