Facts

  • 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
    $60
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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87 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 | Just Vlad

    It's very flexible. So, I think for like walking not necessarily for jogging. SO for walking and normal stuffs, these are perfect.

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Updates to Puma Carson 2 X

  • The Puma Carson 2 X is a sleek, street-friendly running shoe that is built with a lightweight and ergonomic structure. This Puma shoe for running is created using components that provide grip, stability, and ground contact. The Puma Carson 2 X is designed for runners who have high arches, and those who frequent the pavements for their running activities.
  • The shoe introduces a neoprene upper that provides the foot not only with a breathable top, but also with a fit that wraps around efficiently. Meanwhile, an injection-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (IMEVA) foam in the sole unit of the Carson 2 X guarantees a responsive and lightweight ride while enabling adequate ground contact.

Puma Carson 2 X size and fit

Like its predecessor, the Puma Carson 2 X provides consumers with a fit that is true-to-size. The shoe follows the anatomical shape of a foot, which results in a dialed-in fit and a secure yet comfortable sensation. The Carson 2 X is meant for runners with low to moderate foot volumes, and it is available in D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.

Outsole

The outsole of the Puma Carson 2 X is made from an injection-molded EVA foam. While it might seem too soft as an outsole component, the IMEVA delivers a lightweight grip that results in a relaxed ride. The material promises its grip and flexibility that the common outsole components also possess. Durability is also assured with the IMEVA’s abrasion-resistant quality.

Midsole

The Carson 2 X follows the general construction of its base shoe; thus, the midsole of this runner is also made from injection-molded EVA. Such a structure allows the midsole to have a simplified structure together with the outsole and it's what gives the shoe the ultra-lightweight characteristic.

With the IMEVA’s shock-absorbing capability, the shoe is able to produce an energized toe-off all throughout the ride, no matter the pace or distance.

A Softfoam sock liner completes the sole unit as it sits on top of the midsole foam. This added detail provides an extra layer of cushioning, as well as another level of underfoot protection during running.

Upper

The most notable feature of the Puma Carson 2 X is the neoprene upper that works by wrapping around the foot for the most comfortable and most secure fit possible. The neoprene material has an elastic quality that makes for an adaptable coverage that is unique for each wearer.

While some running shoes use a bootie construction, the Carson 2 X utilizes a cleatie construction for the internal of the shoe. The cleatie construction allows for an easy way to wear the shoe.


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