We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most runners applauded the lightweight construction of the Faas 100 R v3.
  • It features a thin upper construction for more breathability and comfort.
  • Based on some reviews, the Faas Foam+ provides enough cushioning and flexibility for a smooth and responsive ride.
  • Many liked the design and the contemporary look of the 3rd version of the Faas 100 R.
  • It comes at an affordable price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The laces are too thick and become easily unraveled, according to some testers.
  • The upper construction was not durable for some runners.
  • Limited color options.

Bottom line

The Faas 100 R v3 from Puma is a lightweight neutral running shoe that offers enough amount of cushioning and flexibility needed for a smooth ride. This shoe performs well on the road and it’s efficient enough to be a great racing partner.


Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 5.7oz | Women: 4.7oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 0mm | Women: 0mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 20mm | Women: 20mm
Forefoot height: Men: 20mm | Women: 20mm
Brand: Puma
Type: Low drop | Zero drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $90
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Expert Reviews

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85 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 91 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    I found that if I wore these shoes with some thicker socks, I didn’t have any issues with the heel.

  • 75 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 5 expert

    I like the direction Puma is going with these shoes, but this version is lacking in both models.

  • 85 / 100 | Minimalist Running Shoes | | Level 4 expert

    The uppers are highly breathable – even more on the Glow version (we only have the female version). You can see through the uppers if you look closely and see your toes. Running early mornings, I can feel the cool morning breeze on my barefoot!

  • 92 / 100 | Fellrnr | | Level 3 expert

    While the Faas 100 R is marketed as a 'racing flat', I believe it should be considered it an optimal shoe, providing everything most runners need without the weight penalty of the futile over engineering that traditional running shoes suffer from.

  • 88 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 3 expert

    It is comfortable, lightweight, flexible responsive and fast…don’t forget sassy.

  • 85 / 100 | Believe in the Run | | Level 3 expert

    It’s a good option for anyone with a light stride and a conviction that less is more

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  • The Puma Faas 100 R v3 is a road running shoe that’s durable and lightweight. It has a low profile design that’s still visually cool to look at. It caters to the modern tastes of many runners of today. Minimalist runners are the ones who are going to enjoy this running shoe, though neutral runners who want to get as close to the ground as possible are going to enjoy the adequate cushioning and unimposing look.
  • High quality materials were used to develop this running shoe. The fabrics of the upper unit are breathable. They allow air to enter the shoe easily in order to keep the foot cool and dry. The interior lining is smooth and non-irritating to the skin, permitting sockless wearing. The sock liner has anti-microbial and anti-moisture capabilities, which renders the interior chamber clean and healthy.
  • The midsole unit uses a low-profile foam that’s responsive and very resilient to any abrasion or wear. It acts as both the mid-sole and part of the outsole, so it’s exposed to the ground, as well. It allows the runner to feel the ground beneath their feet while also maintaining the flexibility and responsiveness of a reliable underfoot foam system.
  • The EverTrack is a rubber material that’s placed in critical areas of the external sole unit where wear and tear are most likely to occur. It actively shields the foam from abrasion or the potentially harmful effects of long-term use.

The Puma Faas 100 R v3 has an average length, and it follows the standard sizing schemes to which men and women are most acclimated. The available width is medium, thus allowing those with medium sized feet to fit well in this shoe’s interior chamber. The semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot.

The outsole of the Puma Faas 100 R v3 features EverTrack material, a rubber compound that’s high in quality and durability. It doesn’t peel off easily and it remains efficient even after many uses. It is responsible for shielding the critical areas of the outsole where abrasion and damage are likely to happen. It’s also responsible for the surface traction that the runner receives.

The FaasFoam+ is a mid-sole unit that’s made from soft foam compounds and rubber. It’s resilient to wear, but it’s also very flexible. It allows the runner to move more naturally through the gait cycle. The low-profile nature of this mid-sole layer brings the foot closer to the ground and lets the runner feel the surface more astutely, but the cushioning is still responsive and springy.

The EcoOrtholite Sock Liner is an added layer of cushioning that’s placed immediately underfoot. It has an anti-microbial capability, so it maintains a clean and healthy environment for the foot. It also manages moisture well, making sure that it won’t retain odor-causing sweat.

A breathable mesh material is used for the upper unit of this running shoe from Puma. It’s soft and it maintains a well-ventilated interior. Having cool and dry interior allows extended use of the shoe.

The overlay system has been bonded with the mesh material. It doesn’t use stitching or added layers, so the upper remains smooth and flexible. These overlays are connected to the lacing system, so they make sure that the upper is able to adjust well to the tightening or loosening of the shoelaces.

The Puma Formstrip distinguishes this shoe as part of the brand’s line of quality products. It also helps in securing the foot and keeping it in place because it assists the upper and the overlays in hugging the foot responsibly.


Jens Jakob Andersen

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