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Overview of this review
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.
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.
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.