Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Lightweight mesh material makes the upper unit durable and comfortable to the skin.
  • The mid-foot section has TPU add-ons that provide support to the foot.
  • The front, sides, and rear have reflective material to keep the runner visible while running in low light conditions.
  • A full-length EVA foam carries the foot well and helps in delivering flexible and sure support.
  • Durable rubber is placed in critical sections of the outsole where wear and tear are most common.
  • Runners appreciated the affordable price of the Puma Blur.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners noted that the mid-sole didn’t have stability mechanics to help balance their feet during long running sessions.
  • A few noted that the upper fabrics easily succumbed to dirt and other stains.

Bottom line

The Puma Blur is a very affordable shoe that’s made for runners who want to get a lightweight underfoot experience while taking on the roads. It’s a daily shoe that has great aesthetics, a reliable cushioning system, and a comfortable coverage. Casual shoe enthusiasts and athletes are going to enjoy this running shoe.

Facts

  • The Puma Blur was built for athletic purposes. Whether the wearer is a runner, a gym person, or a casual aficionado of shoes, it’s going to provide comfort and great cushioning throughout their activities. Its lightweight disposition complements its use of bright hues and simple design. It doesn’t have any extra layers or unnecessary add-ons, making it flexible and unrestrictive to the performance of the wearer.
  • The upper unit is a lightweight part of the shoe that utilizes high quality mesh to cover the foot in a snug but secure fit. It allows air to enter the shoe in order to keep the foot cool and dry. Reflective detailing makes it visible during nighttime runs. When it wraps around the wearer’s foot, it does it in a comfortable and freeing manner.
  • A full-length foam makes up the mid-sole unit of the Puma Blur. It offers plush and responsive cushioning that’s long lasting, as well. Horizontal flex grooves along the entire length of the shoe make the platform more flexible. This sole unit is also exposed to the ground, but it’s strong enough to resist wear and tear.
  • A durable rubber compound is placed in areas of the outsole that’s more likely to experience abrasion and wear. It’s used liberally, so it should be able to protect the shoe longer. Traction is also part of its purpose, as it is able to hold onto the asphalt with ease and sureness.

The Puma Blur has a standard running shoe length. It comes in sizes that adhere to the regular measurements for men and women. The width that is available for this shoe is medium, so it is able to accommodate those with medium sized feet. The semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot.


Upon looking at the face of this shoe’s external section, one could immediately see the rubber that’s placed in different areas. These segments that have been layered with durable rubber are the ones that are most susceptible to wear and tear. It needs protection so that it can avoid damage. Traction is also afforded by this rubber material, making it easier for the runner to grip the asphalt.

The entire EVA sole unit’s lower section is exposed to the ground. Its durable nature prevents it from succumbing to the effects of surface friction and abrasion. Flex grooves are cut in this section of the EVA foam. They make the platform more adherent to the natural movement of the wearer’s foot.


A fully articulated Ethylene vinyl acetate foam provides comfort and protection to the runner. It has a plush nature, making it responsive while also retaining its flexible nature. It doesn’t limit the movements of the foot, so it’s great for setting the foot towards an efficient toe-off.


The upper unit of the Puma Blur uses a durable mesh material that’s soft and smooth. It has a breathable nature, so it is able to welcome air into the shoe in order to keep the foot cool and dry.

Reflective detailing has been added to the upper, making it more visible during nighttime runs. It also heightens the general visual appeal of the shoe itself.

A TPU side quarter allows the upper to hug the foot in a snug but comfortable manner. It supports the mid-foot, preventing it from getting a wobbly feeling when running.

A traditional lacing system makes the fit more attuned to the preferences of the runner. The fabric used here doesn’t easily slip off or unravel.

Author
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.

jens@runrepeat.com