• Discontinued
  • Terrain


    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.

  • Arch support
    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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 7.2oz
    Women: 7.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
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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.


Expert Reviews

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81 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 | Merpy Things

    Now, these shoes are just extremely comfortable and nice-looking.

    Merpy Things

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 81/100

  • 80 / 100 | Freddy Pizano

    This is actually just very comfortable.

    Freddy Pizano

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 80/100

  • First look / Unboxing | Kevin Diaz

    Kevin Diaz

    This YouTube channel has only first look videos - no reviews

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Updates to Puma 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.

Puma 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.