Size and fit

The Puma LQD CELL Origin is exclusively available in men’s sizing. Several of the reviews suggest getting this in half a size or a full size up, particularly for those with wide feet who prefer to wear this with socks on.

Although sizes are available in men’s, the ladies can effortlessly pull-off this trendy shoe as well, especially with the color selection ranging from basic black-and-white to multi-color.

Another contender in the growing roster of running-inspired shoes from Puma as far comfort is concerned, the LQDCELL Origin features the SoftFoam+ removable insole that provides springy and utmost comfort.

Puma LQDCELL Origin Style

Even though this mid-top is popular for its creative color-blocking layout, Puma ensured to come up with hues that cater to minimal stylists.

  • Pull-off some cool exercise session outfit in black joggers, a neon orange sports bra, and a pair of the Origin LQDCELL in Drone Night colorway.
  • Hanging out with friends over a bottle of beer and looking dapper in denim joggers, plain tee, and the terrain-inspired hues in black/teal/orange/gray.

Notable Features

A cross between performance and lifestyle shoe, the LQD CELL Origin is fabricated by Puma using fine materials of knit-like material, which not only allows breathability but makes it lightweight. The strategically placed suede and leather provide structural support and allow for more styling designs.

The highlight of this mid-cut profile is the large exposed hexagonal LQD CELL units that provide stable cushioning from the midfoot through the heel. Added stability is built-in through the TPU heel detail.

Puma LQDCELL Origin History

Puma invented the first CELL technology in the ‘90s to craft a lighter running shoe. Using blow-molded TPU and forming it in a pattern of interlocked hexagonal cells, it affords better stability and cushioning.

Since that time, numerous research and technology have caught up, and for this century, Puma came up with making the original CELL thinner and lighter in the form of LQD CELL.

The result is improved shock absorption and increased stability combination coupled with Puma’s zoned foam locations that equal to optimal steady movement.

Initially launching lifestyle shoes in this Origin model, Puma followed it up with the release of performance training shoes in the form of LQDCELL Tension and LQDCELL Shatter.

Nice to know

  • Another version, the Puma LQDCELL Terrain, is available in ripstop upper in earth tones.
  • Ankles are aptly protected with its mid-cut profile for a sock-like fit.
  • The heel pull tab allows for a quick putting on.


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