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.

Facts

Update: Puma Mega NRGY Turbo 2
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Brand: Puma
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $75
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Pink, Purple, Red, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
A top rated Puma running shoe
It has never been more popular than this April

  • 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.

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.

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.

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. This material is also used in the Puma Mega NRGY Turbo 2.

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

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.

Comparison

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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