Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Almost all of the users commended the Puma Prowl Alt 2 because of how comfortable it was right out of the box.
  • Numerous consumers liked the sporty style and the varied selection of colors.
  • The trainer was described as having a perfect fit.
  • The versatility of the trainer pleased multiple persons; it was great for long walks, gym use, and even for tennis.
  • Several folks mentioned feeling as if they were wearing nothing because of how light the merchandise was.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A minority of owners complained that the Puma Prowl Alt 2 needed to be broken in because it felt too tight.
  • Some reviewers noted some quality issues; the soles detached and the upper ripped after only a month of use.
  • A few people were disappointed because they thought this was a slip-on model.
  • The color was darker in person compared to the photos online, according to a handful of shoppers.

Bottom line

The Puma Prowl Alt 2 exceeded the expectations of people when it came to comfort. Commenters were also delighted with the style and the colorways. The lightweightness of this pair of training shoes was also positively received. Though most purchasers were satisfied with the fit, there were complaints that it was a bit tight and needed to be broken in. There were durability issues noted which included the sole detaching and the holes developing on the upper. But in the end, the trainer was highly recommended because it was comfortable to wear for various activities.

Facts

Use: Workout
Price: $65
Weight: Women: 7oz
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Features: Lightweight
Brand: Puma
Colorways: Black, Blue, Pink, Red, Silver
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Puma training shoe
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  • Known for mixing style and function, Puma has upped its ante with the Prowl Alt 2. This trainer features a unique lacing system that encompasses much of the quarter to deliver a secure and supportive fit needed during dynamic movements. The upper is made of soft textile that promotes mobility.
  • For underfoot cushioning, injection molded EVA (IMEVA) makes up the midsole. This platform is designed to absorb shock while the rubber outsole protects it against early deterioration.
  • Some notable changes between the older Prowl Alt and this model include the webbed eyelets on the Prowl Alt 2 that now cover a larger area for a more customized fit. The previous Prowl Alt lacks the crisscross design on the vamp which is present on this iteration.

Made for ladies, the Puma Prowl Alt 2 comes in US sizes 5.5 to 11, including half and full sizes in between. As for the width, it is only available in a B - Medium profile. Based on buyer reviews, this trainer fits as expected.

The IMEVA midsole also functions as the outsole of the Puma Prowl Alt 2. Though the compound has been constructed to be hardwearing, the toe and heel areas are reinforced with a layer of rubber for enhanced traction and durability.

The Puma Prowl Alt 2 is equipped with a full-length IMEVA midsole. This platform is constructed to be lightweight without compromising its shock absorption qualities. It is also flexible, allowing the foot to move naturally.

Inside the trainer is a SoftFoam sockliner. This component not only enhances underfoot comfort but it also prevents the foot from sliding inside.

Keeping the foot protected against outside elements is the textile upper. This material is soft, accommodating natural foot expansion and movements. At the vamp are crisscrossed thin straps that add a stylish flair to the trainer.

The Puma Prowl Alt 2 features a unique lacing system. It has webbed eyelets at the bottom of the quarters which allow the laces to encompass a larger area to securely lock the foot down and provide better lateral support. The interior is lightly padded for comfort and to keep the fit snug.

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Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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