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

6 reasons to buy

  • The neoprene sock of the Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core gives a comfortable fit.
  • Its chunky outsole makes it a trendy sneaker.
  • A few reviewers liked how the shoe looks.
  • A video reviewer was impressed with the suede construction which appears luxurious.
  • A handful of buyers were satisfied with the quality of the B.O.G Sock Core.
  • A couple of reviewers commented that the black colorway looks like a dress shoe.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some users complained that the shoe runs small. They recommended going a half size up.

Bottom line

Chunky soles are on trend, making the Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core relevant even if takes the design of a 90s shoe. The quality combined with trendy and tonal treatments is worth the potential buyer’s bucks. It’s a great lifestyle shoe that matches different outfits.


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Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core History

The Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core is an updated version of the original Blaze of Glory (B.O.G) shoe released in the early 90s. Although the B.O.G is a widely known silhouette created by PUMA, it doesn’t have a formstrip, which is a recognizable upper feature by the German footwear company.

The original B.O.G is a breathable shoe that featured a mesh upper with structural design overlays, heel pull tab and the Trinomic sole. The shoe also had minimal branding and a unique lacing system which gave the wearers a great fit and a unique style. Using this silhouette, PUMA had exciting collaborations and intricate colorways to impress consumers for the company’s releases.

In 2007, the silhouette made its comeback in a collaboration with Australian indie magazine Sneaker Freaker. The shark-inspired colorways released under this collab were Great White and Black Beast. There were also 30 pairs made of authentic shark skin given to the Sneaker Freaker family and friends. These releases fascinated modern-day sneaker collectors who are mostly focused on iconic Puma releases such as the Suede and Clyde basketball shoes.

Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core Style

The Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core updates the original silhouette with a large, chunky outsole which is on-trend. It is designed with leather overlays and completed with a tonal look. The upper has a soft suede and leather construction. They work well with jeans and a variety of outfits.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core is a men’s shoe available in sizes 7 to 13. Women are advised to go 1 1/2 sizes down to get the right fit. The neoprene interior hugs the foot. The shoe fairly runs true to size. The combination of lace-up closure and neoprene sock provides a close fit up to the ankle.

Notable Features

The extremely neat and sophisticated upper is just quite riveting. Sneaker people who like a monochromatic look that is still vibrant should seriously getting hold of this shoe. More than just the looks, the plush style is also representative of the luxurious interior for a thoroughly comfortable shoe with the looks to match.

Additional Info

  • In 2016, the Puma Blaze of Glory Sock Core release came in three tonal colorways: red, black and creme.
  • The Trinomic logo can only be found in the creme colorway.