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  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Price
    $65
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Oct 2016
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Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Puma Burst was visually appealing, noted several reviewers.
  • The overall construction of this shoe was appreciated by a majority of those who have tried it.
  • The price of this shoe was affordable, according to several runners.
  • It was true-to-size, stated consumers; they didn’t need to deviate from the sizing scheme that they were used to.
  • Based on the user-feedback, the width wasn’t too narrow or too wide.
  • It felt adequately lightweight, a reviewer commented.
  • Many testers have considered the Puma Burst to be a very comfortable shoe for their daily activities.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A consumer complained of some foot-pain while wearing the Puma Burst.
  • According to a tester, the top section of the sole unit was slippery and it didn’t keep the foot in place; he apparently always had the feeling that his foot was going to slip off the shoe.
  • The inner lining’s a bit thin, according to a few testers; for them, it wasn’t as agreeable as other shoes in the Puma stable.

Bottom line

Generally, the feedback for the Puma Burst was positive. Many of those who have tried it were satisfied with its service and functionality on the roads. They even lauded its looks, which, for them, was eye-catching. On the other hand, there was a runner who was not able to feel comfortable while wearing it.

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Updates to Puma Burst

  • The Puma Burst is a running shoe that’s created for those with neutral gaits. It features components and systems that make the running experience as agreeable as possible. It has a simple yet modern design that’s sure to be appealing for contemporary runners. It doesn’t have a lot of robust technologies, but the ones that are present in it are efficient.
  • The breathable upper unit of this model features a two-layer mesh. It is able to accommodate the flow of air into the foot-chamber in order to keep the foot cool and dry. The Puma Formstrip that’s been fused directly to the upper acts as a thin overlay system that assists in making the coverage snug and secure.
  • The platform of the Puma Burst has a straightforward set of technologies. The underfoot cushioning system features a full-length foam, which delivers a springy and responsive ride. It lightly attenuates impact shock, as well. Externally, carbon rubber covers the foam material, shielding it from wear and tear, while also providing reliable traction.

Puma Burst size and fit

The Puma Burst has a standard running shoe length. Regular measurements were used while it was made. The available width for the men and women’s versions is medium. It accommodates those with medium sized feet. The natural shape of the human foot is mimicked by its semi-curved shape.


Outsole

Carbon rubber has been used for the outsole unit of the Puma Burst. It protects the mid-sole foam from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It also delivers traction, which is important when it comes to achieving surface control.


Midsole

The mid-sole unit of the Puma Burst features the SPRK, which is a full-length foam that’s responsive and springy. It gives the foot a soft and cushioned feel. As it cushions the foot, it also attenuates impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle.

A cushioned footbed has been added right above the main mid-sole unit. It delivers additional cushioning to the foot. It’s not stiff, so it won’t make the underfoot experience unwieldy.


Upper

The upper unit of the Puma Burst makes use of two mono-mesh layers that have different colors. They provide an appealing look to the façade. But they also secure the foot and keep it in place. They’re also breathable, allowing environmental air to enter the foot-chamber in order to keep the foot well-ventilated.

Puma Formstrips have been fused directly to the upper fabric. Placed on both the lateral and medial sides, they make the coverage more secure by helping the mesh as it wraps around the foot.