Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Price
$90
Weight
M: 249g | W: 201g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Some noticed the added cushioning of the 4th version of the Faas 500.

  • This shoe features the EVERFIT 2.0 upper lockdown for security and neutral foot movement.

  • The Faas 500 v4 has an OrthoLite® sockliner for unmatched step-in comfort.

  • Many gave positive feedback regarding the shoe’s Protective TPU toe cap that offers added toe protection when running on various terrains.

  • Some runners applauded the overall reflective overlays of the Puma Faas 500 v4 for added safety while running on low visibility.

  • Greatly priced shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Too narrow for some runners are mentioned in reviews.

  • Some runners were disappointed by the durability of the shoe.

  • Many were disappointed by the color and design of the Puma Faas 500 v4.

Bottom line

The Puma Faas 500 v4 is a lightweight road running shoe that offers runners a combination of comfort, protection and smoother ride. It provides enough support that most runners need. This shoe is best for uptempo training and a great daily trainer.



World wide, Faas 500 v4 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Puma, is the 13th most popular.

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Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 66 ratings

5 star
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4 star
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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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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86 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 78
    Runner's WorldLevel 5 expert
    by Runner's World
    It didn’t fit all testers, but when it  wrapped their foot right, they found the shoe so comfortable it disappeared.
  • 95
    Believe in the RunLevel 4 expert
    by Believe in the Run
    I definitely recommend giving the Puma FAAS 500 V4 a try.
  • 90
    Jon OberLevel 3 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    Puma really did their homework on this one. For such a light shoe, I really was impressed with the amount of support that it offered.
  • 81
    Yuyi LimLevel 2 expert
    by Run Society
    As long as your goal is undertaking daily training in areas that aren't prone to rain and you don't give a whit about style and colour, you'll be terribly happy in these affordable, lightweight running shoes.
  • 93
    The PunditsLevel 1 expert
    by The Pundits
    Their shoes look fantastic, aren’t hellishly expensive in comparison to its competitors and provide enough support when you don’t demand too much from them.
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  • Neville Denson Neville Denson
    The Puma Faas 500 V4 ladies running shoes have been specifically designed for female runners and offer a great level of cushioning, comfort and durability.

Updates to Faas 500 v4

The 4th version of the Faas 500 from Puma features a retooled upper. The materials used for the unit are lightweight and supportive. It doesn’t limit the runner’s movements by using extra layers or unnecessary overlays. Structural support is afforded by the Weave Mesh on the sides and the heel section.

Foot lockdown and security is afforded by the EVERFIT 2.0, which essentially lets the upper hug the foot without feeling too snug or uncomfortable. It also keeps the tongue in a singular place and doesn’t let it move around and make the skin feel irritated.

The mid-sole unit now uses an upgraded version of the proprietary cushioning system used by Puma. The material itself is responsive and springy, and it doesn’t limit the natural movement of the foot.

Combining durability, traction and added cushioning, the outsole unit is sure to deliver a more agreeable performance over the roads. It protects the sole unit from wear while giving the runner an additional boost through the running cycle.

Faas 500 v4 size and fit

The Puma Faas 500 v4 has a standard running shoe length. Men and women can get the right size for them and be satisfied with it. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections of the shoe have a medium-width. The curved structure of the design accommodates the natural shape of the foot.

Outsole

The EverTrack+ outsole is made from injected blown rubber. Placed in specific sections in the external sole unit, this rubber material delivers durable protection that works against the abrasive nature of the roads. It also offers a bit of springiness because it has a responsive cushioning mechanic, as well. Now, every step is well-supported even by the outsole unit.

There are flex grooves in the forefoot area and they let the foot move naturally, especially when it comes to the toe-off phase of the gait cycle. It doesn’t inhibit the natural flexibility of the foot, thus making each stride smoother and more responsive.

Midsole

The FaasFoam+ is a one-piece mid-sole foam that’s lightweight and responsive. It doesn’t have a substantial weight, so each step doesn’t feel weighed down or restricted. The underfoot cushioning is soft and pliable, and it delivers responsible support all throughout.

The molded OrthoLite® Sock Liner makes sure that additional cushioning is achieved by the wearer. Located just above the main mid-sole system, this layer delivers plush underfoot support, as well as a healthy environment due to its anti-microbial properties.

Upper

The air mesh makes up the majority of the upper unit. It’s a breathable material that follows the contours of the wearer’s foot, making sure that the fit is snug yet comfortable for any foot-type or shape.
Breathable Weave Mesh offers structural support to the sides of the upper. Made from soft woven textiles, this section hugs the mid-foot and locks it down for a better fit and security.

The EVERFIT 2.0 makes sure that the upper material is able to wrap around the shape of the foot without being too restrictive or uncomfortable. It also inhibits movement from the shoe’s tongue, thus making the upper fit less wiggly or uneven.


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