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: 8.8ozWomen: 7.1oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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
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87 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
It didn’t fit all testers, but when it wrapped their foot right, they found the shoe so comfortable it disappeared.
I definitely recommend giving the Puma FAAS 500 V4 a try.
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.
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.
Updates to Puma 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 midsole 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.
Puma 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.
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. The outsole design of this shoe is as smooth and flexible as the Ravenna 10 running shoe.
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.
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.