7 Best PUMA Running Shoes For Men, 50+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best PUMA Running Shoes For Men, 50+ Shoes Tested in 2023

If increasing momentum is what you're after in a runner, then the best PUMA running shoes for men have to be part of your collection. Indeed, these sporty kicks will boost your confidence, whether you're navigating dirt trails or asphalt roads.

We've thoroughly tested over 50 pairs of PUMA runners to help you zero in on that perfect shoe. So, whether you require the finest speedster, a doozy trail pair, or Puma's very own jack-of-all-trades, this manly selection is for you.

How we test running shoes

We take shoe reviews seriously. That's why each of the PUMA running shoes in this selection has gone through a meticulous process. Here are the steps:

  • We buy men's PUMA running shoes with our own money.
  • We run these speedy kicks through a series of tests using state-of-the-art equipment.
  • For days and many miles, we run in PUMA running shoes for men to determine their areas of expertise.
  • Our reviews reflect opinions from a combination of bloggers, professional testers, and experienced runners.
  • We give every reviewed men's PUMA running shoe a 0-100 rating or CoreScore.

Best men's PUMA running shoes overall

PUMA Velocity Nitro 2
PUMA Velocity Nitro 2

CoreScore

87
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 186 users
88 / 100 from 18 experts

Pros

  • Excellent cushioning
  • Perfect all-rounder
  • Great lockdown
  • Stable
  • The most versatile running shoe tested!
  • Excellent outsole
  • Improved upper comfort

Cons

  • Runs a little long
  • Poor durability in the upper

Verdict

The PUMA Velocity Nitro 2 offers a seriously competent and comfortable all-rounder running shoe in a fairly priced package. With a soft, plush midsole, insane grip, and looks to boot, this is claimed one of the best shoes this year, and a gift that keeps giving.
PUMA Velocity Nitro 2 full review

Best PUMA road running shoes for men

PUMA Deviate Nitro 2
PUMA Deviate Nitro 2

CoreScore

88
Great!
4.8 / 5 from 29 users
91 / 100 from 8 experts

Pros

  • Great all-rounder
  • Super-smooth ride
  • Soft for being a plated-shoe
  • Comfy upper
  • Fantastic outsole
  • Responsive
  • Above average durability
  • Fairly priced

Cons

  • Heavier than other similar shoes
  • Not many colors available

Verdict

The PUMA Deviate Nitro is back with a significant update that makes an already great shoe even better. It’s really comfortable, which is not always the case for carbon-plated shoes, and it’s extremely versatile. As a result, we have a real do-it-all companion to take on the road for every run, not to mention the quality-price ratio, which basically makes it a no-brainer.
PUMA Deviate Nitro 2 full review

Best PUMA neutral running shoes for men

PUMA Liberate Nitro
PUMA Liberate Nitro

CoreScore

87
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 340 users
88 / 100 from 13 experts

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Loads of energy return
  • More flexibility
  • Comfortable
  • Flexible
  • Roomy toe box
  • Excellent heel clutch
  • Breathable
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Grippy outsole
  • Durable

Cons

  • Not for high-mileage efforts
  • Noisy outsole

Verdict

The Liberate Nitro is almost like a plateless version of the Deviate Nitro Elite. It can handle tempo runs. Whether you're training for races or looking for a racing flat, this is a shoe for you. It is versatile and affordable. It may handle a variety of paces, but it's only suited for short distances. Heavy runners might also struggle because of the lack of upper reinforcement and minimal cushion.
PUMA Liberate Nitro full review

Best PUMA stability running shoes for men

PUMA Eternity Nitro
PUMA Eternity Nitro

CoreScore

86
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 84 users
88 / 100 from 3 experts

Pros

  • Supports flat feet
  • Secure upper fit
  • Responsive cushioning
  • Great for recovery runs
  • Excellent grip
  • Durable
  • Light for a stability shoe

Cons

  • Not for severe overpronation
  • Lacks breathability

Verdict

The Eternity Nitro from PUMA became a true surprise for runners. From the look of it, it's not a very promising trainer, but it changes your mind the moment it's on your feet. It is a well-cushioned stability trainer that doesn't feel like one. Be it a long slow run or a full day of walking, this PUMA shoe has got you covered.
PUMA Eternity Nitro full review

Best PUMA wide toebox running shoes for men

PUMA Magnify Nitro
PUMA Magnify Nitro

CoreScore

81
Good!
4.3 / 5 from 21 users
87 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • Snappy ride
  • Smooth transitions
  • Max-cushioned
  • Excellent foot lockdown
  • Roomy toe box
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Grippy outsole
  • Durable

Cons

  • Warm
  • Heavy

Verdict

The Magnify Nitro is a new addition to PUMA's Nitro line, sitting along with the easy-day trainers of the collection. It can do a lot of things but where it shines is in swallowing long miles on the road. Yes, it can pick up the pace, but given its rather heavy weight, it will require you to exert more effort.
PUMA Magnify Nitro full review

Best value PUMA running shoes for men

PUMA Deviate Nitro Elite
PUMA Deviate Nitro Elite

CoreScore

86
Great!
4.7 / 5 from 20 users
90 / 100 from 12 experts

Pros

  • Mighty fast
  • Stable
  • Roomy toe box
  • Racer fit
  • Natural ride
  • Secure heel clutch
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Durable

Cons

  • Scratchy upper
  • Tongue doesn't stay in place

Verdict

Think of the New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 but with a plate — that's the Deviate Nitro Elite from PUMA. It's almost like a traditional racing shoe with the pop and bounce of the newer super shoes on the market. And with its natural-feeling ride, it "excels" in long-distance efforts and uptempo paces.
PUMA Deviate Nitro Elite full review
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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.