|Weight:||Men: 9.7oz | Women: 8.7oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 4mm | Women: 4mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Forefoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Heel height:||Men: 27mm | Women: 27mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 23mm | Women: 23mm|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
- 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 of this waterproof shoe for running 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.
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.
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. The outsole of this shoe is as impressive and durable as the outsole of the Brooks Launch 6 running shoe.
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.
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.