Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

4 reasons to buy

  • A majority of consumers found the Puma Fierce Strap Leather to be comfortable for all-day use.
  • The aesthetics of the trainer pleased many owners.
  • The product was deemed to be true to size by a handful of reviewers.
  • A buyer claimed that it provided adequate support to the ankle.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few individuals complained that the Fierce Strap Leather felt tight and needed breaking in.
  • One tester expressed dismay because the rubber at the tip detached quickly.
  • The shoe looked bulky, according to a commenter.

Bottom line

The style of the Puma Fierce Strap Leather satisfied a lot of people. It was perceived to run true to size, but some users thought that it felt tight and required a break-in period. Still, it was a recommended shoe for all-day use because of the comfort it offered.

Facts

  • The Puma Fierce Strap Leather is designed as a cross-training shoe for women. It sports the familiar cleatie-like design and the absence of laces.
  • The trainer inherited the full-length midsole that provides cushioning to protect the foot from impact during training. It also uses rubber outsole pods that add traction to the footwear.
  • The striking difference between the original Fierce Strap and this model is that this version uses a soft leather instead of a combination of synthetic and mesh for the upper. And as the name implies, it retains the elastic straps on the ankle and forefoot sections.

The Fierce Strap Leather is only available in women’s sizes and generally runs true to size. It comes in B - Medium width. It should be taken into consideration that there is no lacing system to adjust the fit and the leather upper is not stretchy. 

Rubber pods are used in the outsole of the Fierce Strap Leather. This compound is durable, flexible and slip-resistant. The pods aim to deliver a full-ground contact and traction on flat surfaces without adding weight to the footwear.

Flex grooves are strategically placed in the outsole to facilitate multi-directional movements and forefoot flexion. A pivot point underneath the big toe accommodates smooth and effortless twists and turns.

This workout trainer from Puma features a full-length midsole. It is designed to be durable and provide shock-absorbing properties to prevent discomfort or pain.

It extends upwards in the heel area, creating a cradle-like structure that keeps the back of the foot anchored to the midsole. This part prevents the heel from sliding inside while the user is in motion.

The Puma Fierce Strap Leather employs a buttery leather upper. It wraps around the forefoot area to offer a secure fit. Though leather makes upmost of the top section, soft fabric is used in the collar and the exaggerated tongue. It ensures comfort for the ankle, preventing it from irritation.

The trainer employs a cleatie design. The absence of a lacing system allows users to put on or pull off the shoe faster. However, it features strategically-placed elastic straps for a snug fit. A single strap at the opening provides ankle support without being too restrictive. The other strap secures the wrap-like structure in the forefoot area to deliver lateral support.

Pull loops can be found on the exterior of the tongue and collar. These structures are used as leverage when putting on the Fierce Strap Leather.

Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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