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.
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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.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10ozWomen: 8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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.
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Puma NRGY
- The Puma NRGY was designed to provide protection, support and breathable performance to the runner. This low-cut running shoe utilizes a seamless construction, which prevents irritation to the skin. The overlay system is fused with the upper fabric, effectively lessening its weight and preventing any unwanted restriction of movement.
- Breathable mesh makes up the upper unit of this running shoe. The net-like design prevents dust from entering the interior, but it doesn’t block the air from keeping the foot well-ventilated. The padded tongue and collar help in keeping the foot in place and preventing accidental shoe removals.
- The midsole unit of the Puma NRGY uses a foam material that’s derived from the compaction of thousands of TPU pellets. It delivers responsive cushioning, energy return and shock absorption. The sock liner adds contoured support to the underside of the foot. It’s removable, so it can easily be replaced.
- Durable rubber covers the sole unit and protects it from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It doesn’t peel off easily, so it stays effective even after many uses. Flex notches are placed in the forefoot to enhance the platform’s flexibility and adherence to the performance of the wearer’s foot.
Puma NRGY size and fit
The Puma NRGY has a standard running shoe length. It comes in sizes that follow the regular measurements for men and women. The available width is medium, so it is able to welcome the runners who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape mimics the natural curvature of the human foot.
Durable rubber covers the rest of the sole unit of the Puma NRGY. It protects the platform from succumbing to damage brought about by surface friction and continued use. It is also responsible for surface traction, thus enabling the runner to weave, turn and brake efficiently as they run. This outsole configuration is also used in the Puma NRGY 2 and other Puma running shoes.
Flex notches are cut in the forefoot area. They allow the platform to move with the foot of the runner. Flexibility is important to the performance, especially when it comes to the toe-off, which is the phase where the joints of the toes bend more to facilitate the lifting of the foot.
The midsole unit of this running shoe uses a full-length foam that’s made from the amalgamation of thousands of Thermoplastic polyurethane pellets. It delivers responsive cushioning and energy return, making each step more comfortable and enabled.
The sock liner has been shaped anatomically to provide contoured support to the curves of the underfoot. It delivers additional cushioning, as well. It can be replaced or removed entirely, depending on the preference of the wearer.
A breathable mesh material serves as the main cover system of the Puma NRGY. It accommodates air into the foot-chamber to maintain a well-ventilated interior environment for the runner. It doesn’t have a stiff nature, so it won’t impede the natural flexibility of the foot.
A thin overlay system is fused directly to the mesh material, reducing the shoe’s overall weight. They connect directly to the lacing system, essentially causing the upper fabrics to follow the tightening or loosening of the shoelaces.
The tongue and collar are padded. They assist the upper fabrics in securing the foot and making sure it won’t come out of the shoe accidentally. They also add a bit of cushioning to the upper portion of the foot.