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  • Terrain
    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
    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 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.

    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.

  • Use
    Use

    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.

  • Price
    Price
    $65
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 6.7oz
    Women: 5.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

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

9 reasons to buy

  • Some runners mentioned that the Puma Propel is very comfortable.
  • The price is super affordable.
  • The relatively large holes in the mesh guarantee a sweat-free and cool ride.
  • A handful noted that the transition is smooth.
  • There are more than a dozen color combinations up for grab.
  • It is quite light, according to a small group of runners.
  • A few loved the shoe’s ability for its everyday and all day appeal.
  • The heel tab makes shoe entry or exit more convenient.
  • Some runners made the Propel their gym partners as well.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful noticed that the Propel lacked the needed traction, particularly in wet conditions.
  • It does not have enough bounce back features, based on a few observations.
  • May not be the best option for inclement-weather areas due to the really open mesh.

Bottom line

Puma enhances the depth of their lightweight trainer category by adding a versatile and ultra-affordable shoe in the Propel. It does not have any added accessories, but allows runners to enjoy their runs by providing adequate arch support, tons of comfort, smooth transitions, and the fashion that makes it an everyday option.

Rankings

Updates to Puma Propel

  • The Puma Propel sticks to the basics in its performance as it is specifically designed for novice or recreational runners. Giving the Propel a distinct performance is its exceptional breathability due to the open mesh. In high-temperature areas, this shoe should be a really good option.
  • The outer mesh is ably backed by a more refined version. This relatively close-knit secondary mesh provides structure, support, and keeps dirt off the shoe.
  • A seamless construction in the upper of the Propel reduces the risk of blisters and allows the upper to move well with the foot.

Puma Propel size and fit

The fit of the Puma Propel is standard. It holds the heel and midfoot areas well and offers enough toe room for in the forefoot. The shoe length is also standard in this shoe. Runners with a slightly narrow to slightly wide foot are suited best for this kind of fit.


Outsole

The no-fuss construction of the Puma Propel continues to the outsole. Here, Puma basically separates the underfoot by the materials used. A large part of the heel and almost to the midfoot sections are covered with carbon rubber for durability. The forefoot is largely made of blown rubber for added traction. For that smooth transition, Puma uses a large cut from the heel to the forefoot, which it calls the Transition Line. It helps the runner move from the heel to the forefoot with less effort.


Midsole

The entire length of the midsole uses standard injection-molded EVA or IMEVA, which has decent cushioning and durability. It also helps the runner move through the gait cycle as it covers the heel to the forefoot.


Upper

The seamless construction is mostly notable because of the very open, 2-layer mesh. Breathability is ensured by the large holes while support and structure are provided by a more supportive version next to the outer covering. The heel shows a heel loop for easy on or off maneuver. Puma uses moderate padding in the heel and tongue for comfort. On both sides of the shoe are the Formstrip logo; the Cat logo is located in the tongue. A traditional lace-up closure finishes the deal in this shoe.