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Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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.

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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 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Utilizes the GORE-TEX waterproof upper material & WeaveMesh for dependable protection.
  • Many reviewers appreciated the gender-specific fit of the Faas 500 TR v2 GTX
  • The anti-debris of this 2nd version features make sure the shoe and the runner’s foot are both protected from the environment.
  • Testers welcomed the cushioning and lightweight underfoot support of the mid-sole unit.
  • The EverGrip is an aggressive outsole that provides traction and durability.
  • The stability mechanics are accepted by those who need more cradling and pronation controlling.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who thought that the Faas 500 TR v2 GTX was a bit too stiff that it limited the movements of their feet.
  • Some of the testers felt that the forefoot area was a bit narrow.
  • This running shoe is an expensive one.

Bottom line

The Faas 500 TR v2 GTX from Puma is a popular choice for many runners because of its sure protective technologies, its durability, and its efficacy on the trails. It also offers arch support mechanics and security that will make every runner feel more enabled during running.


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Updates to Puma Faas 500 TR v2 GTX

  • Puma makes the Faas 500 TR GTX more robust and versatile in the 2nd version without adding weight. The first change happens in the outsole, which now uses more aggressive lugs for better traction on the more challenging trail.
  • The upper gets a makeover as well in the form of the Weave Mesh for added support and breathability. It has lesser overlays and with bigger holes in the mesh. Completing the upper modification is the presence of the D-ring near the toe that is designed for runners who want to use gaiters.
  • The midsole gets a more cushioning and a hair softer. This will make longer training sessions better and more enjoyable than ever.

Puma Faas 500 TR v2 GTX size and fit

The fit is something, though, that Puma retained in the 2nd installment of the Faas 500 TR GTX. Every part of the shoe cradles the foot in exceptional comfort. Runners with medium-sized foot will find the fit amazing as it has just enough room for the toes to wiggle. The standard measurements of D and B are available. Sizes are from 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.


Outsole

Puma’s reliable Evergrip rubber compound is designed to provide protection in high-wear areas. It is also mainly responsible for the shoe’s superb grip on a variety of trail surfaces. The lugs in the outsole are multi-directional. Puma gave the right densities to these lugs to give them really nice traction on almost all off-road terrains. A decoupled heel helps out where cushioning and shock attenuation are needed.


Midsole

The Faas Foam Unit is a durable, lightweight midsole material that delivers soft and responsive cushioning. This is also quite flexible and still allows enough ground feedback on the rough trail. This is the midsole technology used in most of Puma’s performance shoes.


Upper

The upper’s stand out feature is the Gore-Tex membrane, which effectively fights off water without compromising breathability. The Weave Mesh is Puma’s new use of synthetic overlays in very strategic places. This provides superb support, particularly in the midfoot, while it also enhances the shoe’s ventilation. Runners who add gaiters into the mix for an encompassing trail-debris protection will find the D-ring on the toe perfect.