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.

  • Use

    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
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 11.1oz
    Women: 9.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 30mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Aug 2018
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85 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | Runner's World

    Wear-tester feedback was split in these categories, with one tester stating the cushioning was sufficient in keeping their legs shin splint-free, albeit over shorter runs.

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Updates to Puma Hybrid Runner

  • The Puma Hybrid Runner offers style in a performance-ready package. It has a running-focused design that accommodates those who lead an active lifestyle, yet its street-optimized looks allow it to be used for various casual purposes.
  • The upper unit of this neutral shoe is made up of a knitted fabric. The softness of this material evokes the feeling of merely wearing a sock. Moreover, a seamless interior sleeve permits sock-less wear, potentially averting any skin irritation and hot spots.
  • Underfoot cushioning and heel support are the responsibilities of the HYBRID system, an amalgamation of full-length foam, cushioning beads, and steadying wedge. A rubber outsole protects against wear-and-tear.

Puma Hybrid Runner size and fit

The Puma Hybrid Runner was crafted to be true to size. Runners can get a pair using the formats with which they’re most comfortable. When it comes to width, the available options are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. This running shoe’s semi-curved shape follows the natural curve of the human foot.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Puma Hybrid Runner makes use of a rubber layer to provide protection against abrasion. The compound is also tasked with gripping the surfaces. This outsole configuration is as reliable as the outsole of the Wave Inspire 15.

Mild flex grooves permit the foot to bend naturally, particularly when gearing towards the toe-off phase of the gait cycle. The nodes that border these trenches heighten traction.

Midsole

The Puma Hybrid Runner houses the HYBRID midsole technology. This full-length feature is comprised of two fundamental parts: the IGNITE foam and the NRGY beads.

IGNITE runs the entire length of the midsole, serving as the primary factor that carries the foot throughout the running session. It attenuates impact shock and smoothens the heel-to-toe transitions.

Embedded into the primary cushioning unit are tiny NGRY beads. The goal of these small globules is to beef up underfoot support and propelling power. They also bolster the structural integrity of the entire midsole, preventing it from sagging quickly.

A TPU clip is placed on the heel. The purpose of this appendage is to maintain in-shoe steadiness.

Upper

A knitted upper allows the foot to feel a lightweight and flexible wrap. Breathability is promoted through the ventilation holes that pockmark this cloth-like material.  Moreover, the aesthetics are heightened because it looks like a pseudo-sock.

A traditionally separate tongue unit isn’t present on the façade of the Puma Hybrid Runner. Instead, a one-piece opening brings a slip-on style, making it easier for the foot to slip in and out of the interior chamber.

Overlays are printed on the sides and the heel. These thin add-ons are meant to assist the rest of the upper in holding the foot in place and keeping it centered and secure.

A pull tab is placed on the back of the collar. This fabric loop has the job of helping the runner when it comes to wearing and removing this running shoe.


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