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: 9ozWomen: 7.6oz
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.
Heel heightMen: 28mmWomen: 28mm
Forefoot heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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Updates to Puma 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.
Puma 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.
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.
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.
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.