Fans of road running shoes that can also work well as companions for casual urban strolls can enjoy the Puma Axelion Block. This product aims to provide an overall wrap that is secure yet agreeable. The design is inspired by the classic Puma models, with a relatively uncluttered upper working with a midfoot-to-heel cushioning system to deliver a mix of impact attenuation, form-welcoming coverage, and forward propulsion.

Size and fit

The standard sizing schemes were used when the Puma Axelion Block was made. Runners are encouraged to get a pair with their usual choices of size in mind. Still, it is highly recommended to test the in-shoe experience personally to get a feel of the comfort levels while the foot is inside the interior compartment. Reading/watching user reviews can also give insight into the overall perception of comfort.


The outsole unit of the Puma Axelion Block features a rubber. This compound rests in designated node-holes, offering constant protection for the contact points and combating wear-and-tear. These nodes are also responsible for providing the foot with the capacity to control movements and avert slipping through surface adhesion.

Shallow flex grooves grace the forefoot section of the platform. The purpose of these channels is to provide the forefoot section of the shoe with the ability to bend in tandem with the toes of the foot as they prepare for the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.


Cushioning is the responsibility of a midfoot-to-heel unit. This supportive accouterment is made of a hard shell that houses a foam piece. Steadiness, heel support, and shock attenuation are elements that govern the existence of this unit.

A fabric-topped insole that runs the whole length of this neutral running shoe offers a feeling of softness. The forefoot section, the part that doesn’t have a traditional midsole unit, can benefit from this add-on as it can enjoy an underfoot feel that is somewhat welcoming.


The upper unit of the Puma Axelion Block utilizes a knitted textile. The goal of this stretchy material is to cover the exact outline of the wearer’s foot, keeping it secure and free of irritation. It has breathing holes that permit the foot to enjoy wafts of air throughout the running session. Knitted uppers grace many running shoe series, including the much-lauded Ultraboost roster from Adidas.

Stitch-on panels are placed at the bottom of the upper unit. These layers offer midfoot steadiness and extra durability for the rest of the facade.

An overreaching lacing system graces the instep of this product. This mechanism involves long, semi-round shoelaces, discreet eyelets on the bridge of the upper, and fabric lace-loops that connect to the panels at the sides. The shoelaces snake through both the incognito holes near the instep, as well as the loops near the arch. Having such a design aims to better the preciseness and efficacy of the fit-adjustment method of this product.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Use: All-day wear, Walking / Jogging / Treadmill
Material: Knit upper
Features: Breathable / Cushioned / Comfortable
BRAND Brand: Puma
Width: Normal
Toebox: Narrow

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