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


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.


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.


We spent 7.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • When it comes to comfort, the Puma Aril Blaze generously delivers, and that is according to many purchasers.
  • Some of those who left reviews shared that this pair is good not only for some casual walks but also for running.
  • This pair comes in several color combinations that will surely give the style-conscious enough material to play with.
  • A considerable number of wearers noted how light this pair of kicks is.
  • A pair of Puma Aril Blaze shoes will surely not break the bank.
  • Many thought that this pair of kicks is satisfactorily breathable.
  • Several wearers expressed their appreciation of this model’s attractive silhouette.

2 reasons not to buy

  • At least one reviewer thought that the Puma Aril Blaze looks so ordinary.
  • Quite a few reviewers shared that the shoes that were delivered to them had factory defects or made with low quality materials.

Bottom line

The Puma Aril Blaze is a comfortable shoe that wearers can use for long walks or even strenuous workout sessions. Aside from that, the model does not fall short when it comes to looks and style. At its affordable price, it’s certain that this pair is going to be a must-have for many.



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Puma Aril Blaze History

The Puma Aril Blaze has quite a story to tell. It is based on the silhouette of a model that the company launched in early 2015: the Puma Aril.

While the Aril was marketed as a brand new creation, fans were quick to realize that the shoe actually took several design cues from a model from the early 90s called the R698. Of course, it had numerous modern upgrades. One of which was the use of a translucent TPU saddle. Then there was its use of suede overlays that easily added sophistication and style.

The Puma Aril Blaze is the company’s most recent take on the Aril silhouette. It asserts a more streamlined look as it sheds most of the overlays in the forefoot area. It retains its TPU saddle and extends it to the heel in such a way that easily brings to mind the Puma Blaze of Glory’s rearfoot structure

Puma Aril Blaze Style

When it comes to style and sophistication, the Puma Aril Blaze surely delivers. Though stripped of the overlays that characterized its predecessor, its streamlined and rather barren forefoot cleverly makes up for the suede sophistication that was lost. Because it’s monochromatic, it’s so easy to match with almost any outfit, be it active wear or casual.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Aril Blaze is available in both women’s and men’s sizes. The men will surely find the one that best fit them from sizes 10 to 13. The ladies, on the other hand, will get to choose from sizes 6 to 11. Wearers can adjust the fit of this shoe through an effective lacing system.

Notable Features

The barren forefoot is perhaps be the most defining feature of this model. It provides that streamlined look that many will want on a shoe.

Its TPU saddle and heel cage are also noteworthy. They bring protection as well as a uniqueness that a lot of wearers will surely appreciate.

Additional Info

  • The Puma Aril Blaze’s heel cage features Puma’s cat logo.
  • The model’s ankle collar is padded and shaped to provide high levels of next-to-skin protection and comfort.
  • The upper features an easily recognizable mesh pattern.
  • The Puma Aril Blaze’s midsole is made of lightweight foam.