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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 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A majority of reviewers admired the Puma El Ace Core +’s comfortability, with one user stating the shoes felt comfortable enough for daily wear or long-distance walking.
  • Quite a lot of testers narrated that the shoe fits them perfectly.
  • Many commented on the shoe’s durability. A couple of users have worn the same pair of shoes regularly for over two years.
  • The overall look and style of this shoe got a thumbs up from many reviewers.
  • The white colorway is bright and looks better in person, a pleased buyer noted.
  • The price is also a big attraction, according to several people. They noted the shoe’s soft leather and synthetic uppers and competitive pricing.
  • Several testers highlighted the El Ace Core +’s quality, saying that it looks and feels very well-made.
  • Based on a few reviews, one advantage of the shoe is that it’s effortless to clean off using only soap and a washcloth.
  • One satisfied customer said the shoe was easy to break in.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A buyer commented that the shoe is not ideal for people with high arches.

Bottom line

The Puma El Ace Core + is a solid, durable low top shoe made for a truly comfortable wear. These trendy shoes will not only kick your style up a notch; they’ll make your feet feel snug and supported no matter what activity you are doing. The combination of quality, comfort, and reasonable price make these kicks a definite value for money purchase.



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Puma El Ace Core+ History

Puma has been known for generations as the maker of quality footwear, and this impression has further been reinforced with the introduction of the Puma El Ace Core +.

The Puma El Ace Core + is a part of the iconic El Ray family, which is known for its laidback styling and details. The El Ace Core +, which is a lace-up version of the original,  takes the same approach, with its signature El Ace rubber banding detail and a low-profile sporty style ready for treading the streets.

The upper of the shoe is made of leather with laser-etched details on the tongue, heel counter, and toe box for added appeal. It has a padded collar and a sturdy, vulcanized rubber sole.

Puma El Ace Core+ Style

The El Ace Core + will add flair to any casual ensemble with its relaxed yet sporty style.  It looks good when paired with khakis, shorts, jeans, and white linens. It can also double as a dress shoe for semi-formal occasions due to the perforation details on the shoe’s upper which gives it an understated elegant look.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma El Ace Core + is available in men’s sizes in D-medium width, from 7 to 13 with half sizes available. The shoe runs true to size.

Notable Features

The shoe’s signature rubber banding on both sides easily signifies to the trained sneakerhead eye which model family the El Ace Core + belongs to. The eye is also drawn to the perf details as well as the cat logos on the sole, heel counter, and rubber banding.

Additional Info

  • The shoe features a textile lining and a cushioned eco-OrthoLite® footbed that keeps feet dry, improves breathability, and provides antimicrobial protection.
  • The shoe weighs 310 grams.
  • It comes packaged with two sets of laces, one black, and one white.