203 users: 4.4 / 5
Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 7.8oz / Women 7.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men 8mm / Women 8mm
Arch support: Neutral

Verdict from 9.4 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • The Puma Flexracer is a very comfortable shoe, according to most comments.
  • The price is affordable.
  • It is very flexible.
  • A good number of runners use the Flexracer for various activities besides running.
  • The sophisticated design makes it a fantastic option for casual wear.
  • It is a lightweight shoe that can handle different distances at varying speeds.
  • A mesh upper ensures a cool run.
  • The midfoot security is awesome, noted several.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners considered the durability as disappointing.
  • Traction should be better, even for an affordable shoe, commented a handful of runners.
  • It is a bit narrow as mentioned in a few comments.

Bottom line

The name of the Puma Flexracer says it all. It is a minimalist shoe that is highly-flexible and offers plenty of speed for the runner. The comfort is superior with good arch support and decent cushioning for a lightweight trainer.

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  • Puma continues to venture to almost every category of running shoes. In the Flexracer, the company offers a racing shoe with decent cushioning. The shoe is very flexible because of the thin sole and the numerous flex grooves. It creates a ride that helps with the natural running motion of the runner.
  • The mesh enhances the natural running principle because of the way it molds to the runner’s foot for better security without hindering natural stride. It is also very breathable for sweat-free runs.
  • To get that racing-type feel, Puma uses a slightly firm cushioning to provide runners with a better platform for powerful takeoffs.

The Flexracer has a snug, sock-like fit all throughout. This supports those with narrow to medium fit. Going up in size may be the best option for those who prefer more volume and width in their running shoe. Puma offers medium as the available width of this shoe. Sizes are bang on in this shoe with options 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.

The outsole is signature Puma in a running shoe. It has full-contact rubber with several grooves stretching from the heel to the forefoot for excellent flexibility. Much of the shoe’s flexibility is because of the pliable sole and outsole. Puma covers the underfoot with a mix of blown rubber for traction and carbon rubber for better durability. The outsole of this shoe is not far from the Nike Revolution 4 when it comes to durability and flexibility.

An industry-grade injection molded EVA spans the length of the midsole. It is quite durable and delivers enough responsive cushioning to pick up speed. It is full length so there are improved transitions from the heel to the forefoot. 

The really minimal upper features a lightweight mesh that is also very breathable. Puma’s logo is utilized as the major overlay that covers the lateral to the medial side through the heel for an all-encompassing support. There are a few other printed overlays that help with the midfoot lock. A SoftFoam insole enhances cushioning and fit.

Size and fit

True to size based on 22 user votes
Small (9%)
True to size (86%)
Large (5%)
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How Flexracer compares

This shoe: 87
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This shoe: $60
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This shoe: 7.8oz
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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.