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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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 9.1ozWomen: 7.5oz
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.
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
Release dateJul 2015
- The theme for the changes in the 300 S v2 revolves around getting a more minimal upper and better ground contact in the outsole. In the upper, the substantial overlays are replaced by thinner and welded versions. The upper still gets adequate support with a more accommodating fit with the recent development.
- The heavy overlay on the toe box is now welded for a sleeker look and to give more space to this area. Puma uses a welded overlay that is still about as thick as the previous one for sufficient toe protection.
- Finally, the heavy facelift happens in the outsole where the countless small, square lugs are replaced by larger rubber pods made mostly of rectangular shapes. The increase in the size of the lugs provides more ground contact for stability and smoother transitions through the gait cycle.
- Because the underfoot rubber is quite thick, Puma keeps the flexibility very good by sculpting the outsole with several flex grooves that extend almost to the midfoot.
Puma brings some changes in the fit of the 300 S v2. The company is looking to bring a more snug fit to create a fast feel. To compensate for this, the upper is more relaxed and forgiving than past versions. The heel has adequate hold, which is also what can be experienced in the midfoot. Runners with average to slightly narrower feet should be very comfortable in this shoe. It generally runs true to size
The outsole of the Puma 300 S v2 features tons of rubber that are carved by numerous rectangular pods and several flex grooves. Compared to the original 300 S, there is better ground contact and with improved flexibility because of the underfoot design. Puma’s proprietary EverTrack+ rubber adds longevity to areas that usually suffer wear and tear the fastest.
Another staple technology in Puma’s arsenal finds its way into the heart of the midsole of the 300 S v2. The FaasFoam+ is 30% lighter than the previous model without losing any of the cushioning and resilience. As with most foams that run the length of the midsole, the shoe has better and improved transition with this design. Puma’s lightweight stability Faas Engineered Stability Zone provides a higher arch on the medial side for what it calls a touch of stability.
The lightweight upper is predominantly mesh that is highly-breathable. Puma uses thinner welded overlays for lightweight support. The same overlays also have reflective details that should improve safety during low-visibility conditions. A perforated EVA insole adds breathability and cushioning. The tongue and the ankle collar are moderately padded for more comfort. A lace-up closure keeps the fit optimal at all times.