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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The majority of reviewers commended the Puma Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra’s comfort level. One remarked that it had the right combination of function and comfort for driving.
  • The overall look and style of the shoe got a lot of praise from many users with one buyer commenting that she frequently got complimented on her shoes.
  • The colorways available got several nods from consumers who loved the color combinations.
  • A few users mentioned that they admired the shoe’s quality with a couple noting the shoe’s nice leather work and stitching while another stated that the leather wears well.
  • A couple of people liked that the shoes felt lightweight on their feet.
  • One person observed that the shoes were great for doing workouts such as weight training or stationary biking.
  • One reviewer noted the tread pattern and said it was a nice touch.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Most reviewers mentioned that shoe runs small and narrow. Many had to return their original purchase and go up to two sizes higher to get the perfect fit.
  • A buyer stated that the shoes were geared for men but the sizes were small enough that they could be women’s sizes instead.

Bottom line

The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is a lifestyle shoe that retains its motorsport ties with this slick edition from the Drift Cat series. It’s a comfortable and eye-catching shoe ideal not only for fans of the sport but for everyday people who want to put their best shoe forward.

The shoe runs small so buyers may need to go a size or two higher for the right fit but once the perfect fit is found, these kicks are some of the most comfortable shoes around.



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Puma Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra History

The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is an iteration from the popular Drift Cat series, which in turn is the third evolution of that iconic racing shoe, the Speed Cat. The Speed Cat was released in 2001 and debuted on the feet of Jordan Formula 1 team driver Jean Alesi and his pit crew. It was in black suede with a Jordan yellow formstrip.

In 2004, Puma, in collaboration with Michael Schumacher, evolved the Speed Cat into the Future Cat. The Future Cat had asymmetrical lacing and a re-designed forefoot which gave the shoe both comfort and a snug fit.  The midsole’s dual-density material dampened vibrations but helped maintain pedal feel. It also featured a leaping cat on the shoe’s forefoot and seven stars on the heel counter. The Future Cat came out in a number of hi- and low-top versions in 2005.

When Puma realized the potential of the shoe in the lifestyle sector, they released the Future Cat in a wide array of styles and colors. The continued popularity of the shoe led to the creation of the Drift Cat, a shoe geared for the street culture that made the Future Cat a favorite.

The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra keeps its motorsport racing history with this update of the classic Drift Cat. It has a synthetic upper with perforation details and a raised strip on both sides for texture and depth.

Puma Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra Style

If ever there was a shoe that personified racing, then the Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is it. This shoe has an extremely sporty look that would go well with any casual outfit such as track pants and rolled up jeans and most types of denims.

Fit & Sizing

The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is available in men’s sizes which run from 4 to 12, with some half sizes available.  It has a D-medium width. Based on many reviews, the shoe has a narrow fit so buyers may need to go up a size or two higher than their normal shoe size.

Notable Features

One of the Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra’s most distinguishable features is the perforated Puma formstrip on the shoe’s upper as well as the Ferrari shield logo at the lateral side. A breathable EcoOrthoLite sockliner gives the shoe optimum fit and comfort.

Additional Info

  • The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra low top is available in eye-catching color combinations such as Puma White/Rosso Corsa/Puma Black, Rosso Corsa/Puma White/Puma Black, and Puma Black/Rosso Corsa/Puma Black.
  • The colors of the Italian flag are clearly seen in the upper of this shoe.
  • It is also called the SF Drift Cat 5 Ultra. The SF here stands for Scuderia Ferrari, which is the name of Ferrari’s racing team.