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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

Competition

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.

Price
$90
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

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.


Rankings


Ratings

3.8 / 5 based on 37 ratings

5 star
59%
4 star
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3 star
14%
2 star
19%
1 star
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Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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85 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 91 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Meaghan • 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 by Believe in the Run • Thomas • Level 5 expert

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

  • 85 / 100 by Minimalist Running Shoes • Nicholas Pang • 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 by Fellrnr • Jonathan Savage • 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 by Believe in the Run • Jenny • Level 3 expert

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

  • 85 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Stein • Level 3 expert

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

  • 70 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Chase Babineaux • Level 2 expert

    The Faas 100r is an excellent racer for the 5K-10K range and is potentially usable in half-marathons for those who prefer deconstructed, thin foot wear.

  • 94 / 100 by Runner's World • Ian Quartermus • Level 1 expert

    Cushioning was very minimal, but ample enough for me. I can't stand a bulky shoe and this was far from it.

  • 93 / 100 by Runner's World • Duane Brown • Level 1 expert

    I liked the weight of the shoe the most. I felt like there wasn't much there and was able to run fast.

  • 89 / 100 by Journaling Journals • Lisette Cherly Thomson • Level 1 expert

    Lightweight and comfortable. However, no arch support.

  • 80 / 100 by Gear Institute • Allison Patillo • Level 1 expert

    Best for light, fast, efficient runners, the Puma Faas 100 TR are a lot like trail racing flats.

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Updates to Puma Faas 100 R v3

  • 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 mid-sole 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.

Puma Faas 100 R v3 size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

A breathable mesh material is used for the upper unit of the Puma Faas 100 R v3. 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.