Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Numerous users marveled at the comfort provided by the Puma Fierce Metallic.
  • A majority of online buyers reported that the shoe offered an expected fit and was true to size.
  • Those who tried using it for cross training, aerobics, Zumba, and all-day wear expressed satisfaction with the performance of the trainer.
  • A handful of testers appreciated the fact that a snug fit was achieved without laces.
  • Several people were happy with the light weight of the shoe.
  • The style of the shoe, as well as the color schemes, appealed to a great number of reviewers.
  • Quite a few purchasers thought that the price was reasonable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A number of wearers noted that the shoe was hard to put on the first few times because of the tight collar.
  • A handful of users were disappointed by the narrow fit of the trainer.

Bottom line

A significant number of reviewers were very contented with the Puma Fierce Metallic. They gave high marks to the comfort and performance of the shoe. It was also lauded for its unique style which turned heads in the street and at the gym. On the flip side, people with medium and wide feet were disappointed in the tight fit of the shoe. But despite that, the trainer was considered as a great value for the price.

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Facts

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A top rated Puma training shoe
It has never been more popular than this August

Reviews from around the internet

User reviews:

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  • The Puma Fierce Metallic closely resembles the other shoes in the Fierce line. It features a lace-free cleatie construction with the extended tongue and heel collar which are fitted with two loops for an easy slip-on. The “metallic” effect of the shoe is created by the glossy synthetic layers in the upper. Another notable design feature is the snake-skin pattern on the toe box.
  • A comfortable and snug fit of the trainer is ensured by the combination of textile and synthetic layers in the upper. The lockdown fit of the midfoot is maximized by a solid synthetic overlay topped up with a wide gore strap.
  • The midsole of the shoe features an exaggerated heel thickness at both lateral and medial sides for enhanced steadiness.
  • The outsole is made up of rubber, which utilizes treads for grip, as well as two pivot points for 360-degree twists and turns.

The Puma Fierce Metallic is available in a variety of women’s sizes, including half sizes as well. It generally runs true to size in terms of length. The shoe is offered in a B – Medium width. Also, the collar may require several repetitions of slipping on in order to break it in.

The outsole of the Puma Fierce Metallic makes use of solid rubber for better durability. It features strategically placed treads to deliver optimum grip and traction.

A dynamic multi-directional movement is provided by two pivot points – one under the toe and one in the heel section. These are areas of the outsole with a smoother surface and less traction, which allow for easy twists and turns.

The grooves placed throughout the outsole provide enough flexibility to accommodate the natural stride of the foot.

The foot is ensured to receive cushioning and shock-absorption from the EVA midsole compound.

The Puma Fierce Metallic maximizes the rear support by extending the midsole up in the lateral and medial sections to form a sturdy “holder” for the heel.

The cleatie construction of the Puma Fierce Metallic features the extended tongue and heel collar. There are two handy loops attached to them to aid in the wearing and removal of the shoe. The tongue and the collar are padded for extra comfort.

The rounded toe ensures that the forefoot gets enough space for a toe splay. 

The trainer utilizes a textile upper with the synthetic overlays for a comfortable and breathable fit. At the same time, the foot is firmly locked in place by a caging synthetic overlay with an elastic gore strap.

Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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