Arch support
Heel to toe drop
M: 12mm | W: 12mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The lavish interior gives the Puma Flare Woven a very comfortable ride.

  • It is very affordable.

  • The durability is reasonable for a shoe of this price tag, according to some runners.

  • The cushioning is cloud-like-based on several comments.

  • Most reviews mentioned how good the shoe looks.

  • It has decent flexibility for a substantially well-cushioned shoe, noted a few users.

  • The Woven textile upper adapts well to every stride.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The ground response is limited in the Puma Flare, observed a handful of runners.

  • It lacks responsiveness for faster or longer runs, noticed several.

  • A little sloppy is often mentioned in reviews.

Bottom line

Puma’s response to the needs of those who prefer near maximum cushioning with just enough flexibility is the Flare. With a woven upper that has good stretch, the fit molds to the runner’s foot in comfort and security. The shoe has a 12mm offset, which favors heavy-heel striking, decent arch support, and style that comes up aces in the books of most users.

World wide, Flare Woven is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Puma, is the 13th most popular.

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Updates to Flare Woven

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.

Flare Woven size and fit

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.


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