Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.
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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.
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WeightMen: 7.8ozWomen: 6.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 25mmWomen: 25mm
Forefoot heightMen: 17mmWomen: 17mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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80 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
A regular long distance runner will benefit most from this shoe.
The roads are wet but I’m impressed by the grip and there’s none of the slippage that you get with some running shoes.
Updates to Puma Faas 300 v4
- The 4th version of the Faas 300 from Puma brings a new upper design that’s more attuned to the visual preferences of contemporary runners. It has a cool sublimation fade print which has been coated with reflective materials to increase visibility during low-light conditions.
- The breathable fabrics used in the upper and the so-sew construction make the unit comfortable to the skin of the wearer. It has a sock-like fit that follows the movements of the foot while also delivering a non-irritating wrap to secure the runner all throughout.
- The forefoot section of the outsole features deeper flex grooves that are able to encourage more natural freedom of motion. It’s an effective way to let the forefoot flex as freely as possible and give a more responsive toe-off.
- Two rubber compounds are used in the outsole and both have specific purposes. One was placed in the forefoot to deliver a smoother lift, while the other was placed in the rear section to add more durable protection and traction.
Puma Faas 300 v4 size and fit
The Puma Faas 300 v4 is true to its size. The length of this model is just enough for runners to feel that the size that they would choose is just the right one. It has a semi-curved design that follows the natural shape of the foot. The heel and mid-foot sections have a medium-width, though the forefoot area has a medium-to-narrow fit. The upper fabrics are still responsive enough to accommodate many types and sizes of feet.
The EverTrack is a very durable rubber material that is able to protect the sole unit from wear and tear. It’s placed in specific locations in the outsole where abrasion is most likely to be observed. It also delivers responsible traction over the roads.
The EverRide+ is a blown rubber compound that’s actually much lighter than its previous iteration.
Placed in the forefoot section, it has the capability to provide additional cushioning and bounce-back mechanics for a more energized and smoother toe-off.
For the Puma Faas 300 v4, the forefoot flex grooves are deeper. These grooves found on the sole’s surface were meant to give the runner more freedom of movement as it makes the platform more responsive and flexible.
The FAAS Foam+ is a mid-sole foam that’s been made bouncier and more robust this time around. It delivers full-length cushioning and support for a comfortable ride. This midsole configuration offers excellent ride quality relatively similar to the Nike Structure 22.
The neutralCELL mid-sole enhances the smoothness of the performance by making the platform more agreeable and non-restrictive to the neutral runner. The cushioning is balanced and the gait is kept in a neutral position.
The Air Mesh is one of the most breathable fabrics made for shoes. It’s a soft material that doesn’t make the upper feel restricted or unresponsive. It also allows air to seamlessly enter the shoe and keep the foot cool & dry.
A bonded suede placed inside the sleeve keeps the fit more comfortable. It doesn’t irritate the skin or make the overall fit feel off. It maintains the structural integrity of the mesh material while hugging the foot snugly, but comfortably.
Above the mid-sole unit lies a sock liner that’s made from perforated EVA. It adds additional cushioning to make the ride more agreeable while also maintaining ventilation throughout.