Our verdict


The overall feedback for the PUMA Cell Descend has been mostly positive, with several comments emphasizing the comfortable and versatile design. Cushioning from the midsole is deemed accommodating while the upper is considered dutifully breathable and pleasant around the foot. On the other hand, the included insole is criticized for being flimsy and uncomfortable, while the fit has been unacceptable to some.


  • Agreeable cushioning
  • Appealing
  • Affordable
  • Flexible exterior
  • Breathable
  • Doesn't irritate skin
  • Versatile


  • Foot slips forward
  • Narrow forefoot section

Who should buy the PUMA Cell Descend

You will love the PUMA Cell Descend if:

  • You are a fan of road running shoes that ensures neutral foot pronation
  • You want a versatile shoe enough for many types of activities
  • You want a stylish yet affordable shoe that provides efficient performance on the road

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Get reliable tractions with the PUMA Cell Descend outsole

The outsole unit of the PUMA Cell Descend is made of carbon rubber. This layer protects the midsole from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It also provides traction, a trait that is essential in all running shoes.

PUMA Cell Descend full out

Flex grooves horizontally line the external pad. These deep trenches help the platform when it comes to bending in conjunction with the foot as it goes through the gait cycle. The edges of each groove become elements that heighten the traction, fundamentally acting like clamps that adhere to the ground with sureness and ease.

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Experience responsive rides with the PUMA Cell Descend midsole

Ethylene-vinyl acetate, more commonly known as EVA, serves as one of the parts of the cushioning system. This full-length piece is used as the topsole that receives the underside of the foot. It has a reactive yet durable construction that helps with shock attenuation and heel-to-toe transitions. EVA graces many shoe series like the ever-popular Hoka Bondi.

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Right below the EVA topsole is a flexible container that has compressed air. This bouncy technology, known as TPU Bubble, is tasked with adding more oomph to the underfoot experience. It handles most of the landing impact while also giving extra springiness to the stride. A foundation of honeycomb-like structures props the EVA and maintains the integrity of the entire midsole.

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A sockliner is placed on top of the cushioning system, which adds more softness to the sensation. It is removable or replaceable with a new one if the wearer prefers.

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Welcome natural foot shape with the PUMA Cell Descend upper

The PUMA Cell Descend has an exterior that is made of a knitted fabric. This cloth-like material has the job of providing a premium look to the product. It also welcomes the natural shape of the human foot, ensuring a lightweight and flexible in-shoe hug. Breathability is given by the bevy of holes that pockmark its surface.

PUMA Cell Descend up

A soft and stretchy textile serves as the inner wall that blankets the foot from within the compartment. This feature averts skin irritation and the formation of hot spots.

PUMA Cell Descend collar

An asymmetrical lacing system helps secure the foot inside the shoe. The design is fundamentally a traditional loop-and-tie shoelace scheme, but the eyestays near the midfoot deviate from the instep to be near the arch, a configuration that encourages proper security and lockdown.

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PUMA Cell Descend side lace

A stitched-on heel band holds the heel in place, preventing in-shoe wobbling and accidental shoe removals.

PUMA Cell Descend heel back

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