Size and fit

The Puma Cell Alien OG is available exclusively in men’s sizing. Although the majority of reviews mention that this trainer runs true to size, a few buyers recommend getting it half a size bigger for a roomier fit.

Apart from the Cell cushioning innovation, the Cell Alien OG has a padded heel counter and tongue tab for added support.

Puma CELL Alien OG Style

When Puma decided to release the retro version of the Puma Cell Alien in 2018 to mark its twentieth anniversary, it decided to issue dope colorways. And dope it was.

Hues for every personality is readily attainable for one who wishes to put on a clean and sleek outfit by putting on a pair of Puma Cell Alien OG in either black/white or white/gray color on the feet. 

For those who prefer to let one’s shoes dictate the whole outfit, Yellow Alert/Fluo Orange or Kaleidoscope, with the vibrancy of its multi-colored design, is the best pick.

Notable Features

The Puma Cell Alien OG is usually compared to Nike Air Max shoes because of the visible cushioning feature on its heel area. 

Visible on the tongue tab is a rubber honeycomb pattern branding featuring the Puma Cell and the Jumping Cat logo. Moreover, the sock liner is lined with a terry cloth that resembles a sweat towel to absorb the moisture for those sweaty feet.

Puma CELL Alien OG History

Riding the bandwagon of incorporating revolutionary technologies in running shoes, Puma released the Puma CELL technology. This technology is created from blow-molded polyurethane elastomer (TPU) that is configured in hexagonal cells. Putting these cells allowed for engineer cushioning and stability for runners.

When the Puma Cell Alien was initially released in 1998, it was received as an out-of-this-world silhouette with its dynamic construction of mixing materials. The uniqueness of the technology was marketed as such that aliens have landed on Earth. Visible heel cushioning provides added stability.

To mark the 20th anniversary of this technology, Puma released various versions of the Puma CELL injecting modern designs, fresh colorways, updated materials, but remaining the core of the silhouette -- the hexagonal cells.

Nice to know

  • This lace-up closure has a removable insole.
  • Have hints of reflective pieces on the toe bump and heel area.
  • PUMA CELL and Jumping Cat branding on the heel.


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