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.
Good to know
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
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.
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
- Puma tries its hand in a shoe with almost ultra-cushioning by introducing the Puma Flare Woven. The company-exclusive Spark midsole is a large chunk that gives walking on clouds a new meaning. It delivers a plush and cozy ride that’ll keep users wearing the shoe as a trainer and as a fantastic casual footwear.
- The woven upper is engineered to give support and flexibility in areas needed most by the runner. Although the upper is quite minimal in nature, the tight mesh in some areas helps the synthetic overlays provide support and structure.
The fit of the Flare Woven is generous. There is a ton of space all throughout that those with inflexible or flat feet can comfortably use the shoe. Puma uses this manner of fit to enhance the plush ride. Medium is the available width of this shoe. The sizing runs true in options 7 to 14 and 5 to 12 for the men’s and women’s, respectively.
A full rubber outsole with innumerable micro lugs cover the underfoot of the Puma Flare Woven. The much-needed flexibility is provided by what Puma calls as the Transition Line or the cut that runs from the heel to the forefoot. This Transition Line connects with flex grooves in the forefoot for even better flexibility. The outsole is mainly made of carbon rubber for durability and traction.
A full-length injection molded Spark midsole works with the Transition Line for responsive features and efficient transition through the gait cycle. As the midsole is a large piece of foam, it affords runners the feel of walking on clouds. The luxurious ride makes training and everyday wear ultra-comfortable.
An engineered Woven mesh offers excellent breathability and a nice blend of support and flexibility. Despite the mesh being very light, it still gives enough structure and support as it is tightly-woven in the right areas. There are welded synthetic overlays that help with the midfoot lockdown and security. Puma’s iconic logo forms the Formstrip or a kind of overlay that stretches from the lateral to the medial side through the heel for comprehensive support.