Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A handful of the shoe buyers express how stylish the Puma Cell Alien OG is while not compromising on the comfort.
  • Most of the sneaker collectors find the color selections are dope.
  • Many users find the upper material construction of this retro sneaker durable.
  • Reflective pieces on the toe bump and heel area are appreciated by many consumers.
  • The shoe looks better on foot than face value, shares a few buyers.
  • Several reviewers state how the shape is so on-point for a chunky shoe.
  • Numerous users point out how the Puma Cell Alien OG looks similar to the Nike Air Max 270, but at a cheaper price point.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of reviewers state how they found the shoe on the narrower side.
  • Some users find this low-top on the heavier side.
  • This sneaker is not so comfortable for an all-day walk in the theme parks, notes several sneaker fans.

Bottom line

An addition to Puma’s running-inspired lifestyle shoes, the Puma Cell Alien OG boasts not only the multi-layered modern design but comfort as well. It also features Puma’s Cell technology, which is a cushioning innovation that provides added stability and comfort. This is available for someone who prefers a minimalist design to one who prefers a more fun approach to fashion.

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Good to know

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.