Arch support
M: 204g | W: 204g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A few number of runners mentioned that the Carson Runner has a comfortable and reliable cushioning.

  • The outsole unit is made durable by the EverTrack compound.

  • Some runners were happy by the overall fit of the shoe.

  • The Air Mesh upper provides a breathable coverage, keeping the shoe well-ventilated all throughout the run.

  • Many applauded the design of the Puma Carson Runner.

  • The shoe is affordable.

  • Available in different colorways.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that the shoe is too narrow for them.

  • Size runs small.

Bottom line

Style and performance is what the Puma Carson Runner offers. With the perfect blend of cushioning, traction and durability, this shoe will not disappoint those who are looking for a new training partner. This shoe is best for narrow-footed runners.

World wide, Carson Runner is in the top 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Puma, is the 13th most popular.

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83 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 89
    The JaydemmLevel 1 expert
    by The Jaydemm
    One of the best and most comfortable pickups of this year.
  • 82
    kicks withteeLevel 1 expert
    by kicks withtee
    Real comfortable and flexible.
  • 81
    Merpy ThingsLevel 1 expert
    by Merpy Things
    Now, these shoes are just extremely comfortable and nice-looking.
  • 80
    Freddy PizanoLevel 1 expert
    by Freddy Pizano
    This is actually just very comfortable.
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  • Kevin Diaz Kevin Diaz
    This shoe is very comfortable.

Updates to Carson Runner

The Puma Carson Runner comes with an airmesh upper that provides maximum breathability, keeping the foot well-ventilated all throughout the run. Aside from the comfort, the upper material also provides a sleek style.

The outsole unit of the shoe features the EVERRIDE and EVERTRACK materials. The EVERRIDE provides durability to the outsole while giving added cushioning. The EVERTRACK also gives added durability especially on high-wear areas.

Carson Runner size and fit

The size of the Puma Carson Runner runs small. You have to purchase one size larger than the usual running shoe size. The shoe offers a medium fit and has a narrow toe box. This shoe is not ideal for wide-footed runners. It is available in medium widths.


The outsole unit of the shoe utilizes the EverRide rubber material that is designed for extra cushioning. It works perfectly with the EverTrack element, an abrasion-resistant rubber material that is designed for durability.


The Carson Runner uses the injected molded EVA foam that provides maximum cushioning and comfortable underfoot protection. The midsole foam attenuates shock and releases energy for a more powerful toe-off.


The upper of the Puma Carson Runner uses an air mesh material to provide breathability and flexibility. The lace closure of the shoe provides a snug fit. The anti-microbial sockliner delivers added step-in comfort while giving a microbial-free environment.


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