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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers indicated that the Puma Mostro Perf Leather is extremely comfortable.
  • The heavily perforated leather upper offers excellent ventilation.
  • Several people who are up on their feet most of the time loved the cushioning of this sneaker.
  • A handful got complimentary looks when wearing this pair.
  • The sneaker comes with a non-slip rubber outsole.
  • Many loyal fans continue to horde their pairs through the years.
  • The hook and loop closure allow for convenient foot entry or exit.
  • More than several mentioned that the price is well-worth the style and comfort.
  • A good number of reviewers were appreciative of the shoe’s quality.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Almost all disappointed buyers wanted more and better color options.
  • A substantial number of women were frustrated that it no longer comes in women-specific sizing.

Bottom line

The Perforated Leather version of the Puma Mostro combines a sporty outlook with a stylish silhouette. It is a handy sneaker that can even double as a trendy trainer. Because of its performance and style, the shoe is very popular among those who are in the hunt for do-it-all sneaker. Considering its reasonable price tag, it’s no wonder Puma has already sold millions of this shoe through the years.



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Puma Mostro Perf Leather History

Puma originally unveiled the original Mostro in 2002 as a trainer. However, the Jumping Cat-logo company took it to a different level by virtue of its promotional ad. The catchy “walks the line between sport and style” was only part of the reason why Puma sold over 300,000 pairs in only its first year of release. These numbers spiked through the next couple of years as the sneaker found its way in the foot of several celebrities.

Puma has seen a rise in demand of the Mostro not only for its style, but also for its advanced performance-oriented design. The hook and loop system was a revolutionary concept that captured the imagination of many. It is now easily one of Puma’s most sought-after and popular silhouettes.

In 2017, Puma reworked the Mostro line to cater to the current style without losing its extremely popular beginnings. Part of this change is the introduction of variations that include the Perforated Leather upper of the Mostro.

Puma Mostro Perf Leather Style

The versatility of the Puma Mostro Perf Leather extends out of its usual domain. Because of the iconic silhouette and chic updates, it can be worn using chinos and joggers. For that sporty and on the go look, wearing it with shorts will do the trick.

Fit & Sizing

Puma is offering the Mostro Perf Leather in men’s sizing. As always, the women can get their best fit by going 1.5 down in size. Sizes range from 4 to 14. The shoe has decent interior room that it can easily accommodate different foot types. It runs true to size.

Notable Features

The catchy upper design that is devoid of laces is easily the most notable feature of the Mostro Perf Leather. Puma allows wearer to still get that exceptional fit courtesy of the adjustable and quite huge hook and loop closure. This is an excellent technology for those who are always on the go.

The numerous perforations on the leather upper clearly distinguishes it from the regular model. With perforations like this, users are assured of a sweet-free and cool lifestyle.

Additional Info

  • The Slip On style is secured by a hook and loop closure.
  • The upper is 100% leather for premium look and durability.
  • The usual Puma formstrip and Cat trademarks are found on this sneaker.
  • It appeared in the movie “The Island,” which is also one of the reasons why the shoe became very popular when it was just recently introduced to the public.