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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

Price
$75
Release date
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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 9.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers felt that this running shoe had a premium quality despite its low price.
  • A lot of runners complimented the shoe’s lightness.
  • The SoftFoam insole gave a relaxed ride that felt natural under the foot, commented a tester.
  • A few runners likened the performance of the shoe to other products from high-end brands.
  • One user said it was terrific from the first run and that it did not require a lot of time to break in.
  • The shoe was comfortable, and it did not deliver pains nor blisters, a consumer stated.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several buyers mentioned that the shoe was not a perfect fit; it apparently ran a bit big.
  • The midsole was too stiff and seemed rigid while on the run, according to a user.
  • A couple of wearers did not like that the insole was not removable.

Bottom line

Many users of the Puma Mega NRGY Turbo were satisfied with the shoe’s performance; however, not a lot commented or noticed the technology that was intended to enable a faster running speed. Meanwhile, some consumers were disappointed with the midsole construction and the shoe’s overall fit.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 6 ratings

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Updates to Puma Mega NRGY Turbo

  • The Mega NRGY Turbo is Puma’s running shoe aiming to demonstrate excellent performance on the road, causing it to be almost on par with a racing shoe. This shoe is ideal for runners who are neutral pronators or those who have a medium to high arch.
  • Made from knitted mesh, the upper strives to convey comfort and breathability, as well as a prime level of ventilation for the foot. It features the EverFit technology to allow dynamic foot support.
  • The midsole features the brand’s NRGY foam, which offers maximum energy return, as well as a relaxed fit. Underneath the full-length foam is a full rubber outsole that provides optimum traction and durability to let the foot endure even the most stressful runs.

Puma Mega NRGY Turbo size and fit

The Puma Mega NRGY Turbo has a standard running shoe length. The structure permits a wide toe splay; thus, runners in all foot volumes may find a comfortable fit in the shoe. The width profiles are medium for both the men’s and women’s versions.

Outsole

Using firm rubber that covers the length of the shoe, the outsole of the Mega NRGY Turbo ensures exceptional traction and durability that is adequate for running on pavements. The long-lasting quality intends to give an extended lifespan.

Midsole

Featuring Puma’s signature NRGY foam, the midsole equips the shoe with an outstanding level of energy return. The foam is made up of eTPU pellets which work by implementing responsive cushioning. This responsiveness results in comfortable and empowered steps.

It has an integrated SoftFoam comfort sock liner that delivers additional cushioning and instant step-in coziness to the foot

Upper

The upper of the Mega NRGY Turbo is created using knitted mesh, which strives to give a sleek, premium look. It is sturdy and protective, yet comfortable and breathable, as well.

The shoe makes use of an EverFit lacing system, which is a traditional lace-up closure that uses Kevlar threads to enable a superior foot conformation and support. The EverFit technology proposes precise and quick footwork by locking the foot in place and preventing it from wobbling or exiting the shoe unexpectedly.

The shoelaces go through a synthetic overlay that goes around the heel area, acting as a framework for support. There are also additional overlays on the medial and lateral sides of the forefoot area.

On the medial side of the midfoot is a panel that provides support and stability. It also consists of a synthetic material.