Facts

Terrain

Road

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

Trail

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.

Arch support

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

- 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.

Competition

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.

Price
$60
Weight
Men: 7.8oz
Women: 7.8oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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.

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Road

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

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

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

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.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 10 ratings

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Updates to Puma Flexracer

  • 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.

Puma Flexracer size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.