Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$100
Weight
M: 255g | W: 215g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 28mm | W: 28mm
Forefoot height
M: 24mm | W: 24mm
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 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable materials make up the upper unit of the 500 S v2, according to some users.

  • The anti-bacterial mechanic of the sock liner sits well with many runners.

  • Stability mechanics assure a more controlled and efficient performance for every wearer.

  • The FAAS Foam+ offers a springy feel that is enjoyed by many.

  • Flex grooves in the forefoot area provide flexibility and adequate natural movement of the feet.

  • The EverTrack is a durable outsole material and it protects the 2nd version of the Faas 500 S from wear and abrasion.

  • It doesn’t have a very expensive price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that it was uncomfortably wider in the forefoot area.

  • The heel area rubbed against the backs of some testers’ feet, thus irritating the skin.

  • Others felt that it was too stiff to actually appreciate its capability to flex.

Bottom line

The Faas 500 S v2 from Puma is a running shoe that offers a lot of stability and control for those who need them. It’s a dependable choice for daily training and workouts.



World wide, Faas 500 S v2 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Puma, is the 15th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 987 shoes


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 33 ratings

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    Provides the perfect mix of stability and lightweight design.

Updates to Faas 500 S v2

The Faas 500 S v2 from Puma is a running shoe that actively delivers a stable ride with an engineered mid-sole material. This platform was actually optimized to support the foot of the runner, rather than having a separate unit or post that’s placed on the platform. It doesn’t add more weight and it delivers constant pronation control.

The breathable mesh material on the upper unit is supported by an overlay system that bonded to the material without the use of stitching. It helps to secure the foot while reducing weight and allowing the foot to move freely.

The 2nd version of the Puma Faas 500 S uses the EcoOrthoLite® Sock Liner technology. It’s a material that’s made from environmentally friendly ingredients. It delivers additional cushioning and breathability to the platform.

The outsole unit was made from two separate rubber compounds that have specific purposes when it comes to performance. One provides protection from wear and tear, while the other delivers traction and additional springiness to each step.

Faas 500 S v2 size and fit

The Puma Faas 500 S v2 is true to its size. It can accommodate the sizing preferences of many runners. It has a medium-width construction, though the forefoot area is a bit wider to give more space for the toes to splay naturally. It can accommodate different foot-sizes.

Outsole

The EverTrack technology makes use of a highly durable rubber that’s placed in critical areas of the outsole where wear and tear are mostly observed. This highly abrasion-resistant rubber protects the sole unit from abrasion and the potential debilitating effects time and surface friction.

The EverRide+ is a lighter version of a blown rubber compound that’s focused on the forefoot section. It delivers additional cushioning and springiness, especially when the runner is tackling toe-offs.

The flex grooves in the forefoot area are deeper for the Puma Faas 500 S v2. These grooves give the sole unit the capability to follow the movements of the foot, essentially encouraging natural flexibility during the runs.

Midsole

The mid-sole unit of this running shoe makes use of the FAAS foam+, which is a more resilient and springier foam that’s patented by Puma from a mix of lightweight foam and rubber compounds. It provides responsive cushioning and durable protection. It doesn’t easily wear off or break down, so it’ll last a good while.

Stability is afforded by the FAAS Engineered Stability Zone and the SupportCELL. This is actually a higher mid-sole construction on the medial side of the mid-sole and outsole. It prevents the inward rolling of the foot, thus keeping the runner in a neutral stance when running or when standing idly.

Upper

The AirMesh is a fabric in the upper that maintains a well-ventilated environment in which to rest the foot. Additional panels made of mesh add structure while remaining breathable at all times.

The EVERFIT technology is the use of non-stitched layers that help when it comes to securing the foot and locking it in place. It’s not made with thick layers of overlays, so it lets the upper unit more agreeable when it comes to natural movement.

The EcoOrthoLite® Sock Liner was made from environmentally friendly components. It’s been constructed to give additional cushioning to the foot while maintaining breathability for a well-rounded underfoot platform.


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