Verdict from 100+ user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Nearly all reviewers stated that the Puma Prowl Alt Mesh was extremely comfortable; for them, it felt like walking on a cloud.
  • Many users gave high marks to the stylish look of the trainer.
  • Those who used the shoe for the gym and cross-training workouts were happy with its overall performance.
  • The breathable upper was lauded by a handful of wearers; they found it great for the summer season or for the hot environments.
  • Quite a few testers were impressed with the lightweight nature of this shoe.

1 reason not to buy

  • A reviewer wished for more arch support in the midsole.

Bottom line

Designed specifically for women, the Puma Prowl Alt Mesh was able to please many female purchasers. It received a lot of praise for its comfort, style, breathability, and lightweight construction.

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Good to know

The Puma Prowl Alt Mesh workout trainer was designed for a variety of activities that involve agile movements. It features an open mesh in the upper unit to deliver minimal, lightweight support and maximum breathability.

The rubber outsole of the Puma Prowl Alt Mesh acts like a shield against wear and tear to provide optimum durability to the trainer.

The shoe features a textured surface, which provides grip and traction throughout the outsole. A sticky rubber compound is placed on the heel and forefoot sections of the sole to further enhance the grip.

There are flex grooves added to the outsole unit and they provide the flexibility needed to accommodate a natural stride.   

The Prowl Alt Mesh employs an EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning and comfort. It is thickened at the heel and is a little extended up on the lateral and medial sides to offer more stability to the rearfoot.

The Softfoam sock liner is employed to maximize the cushioning. It also adds a plush underfoot experience.

The upper is designed to be extremely lightweight, featuring a thin, transparent underlay with open engineered mesh on top. The mesh has large ventilation pores for supreme ventilation.

This Puma trainer features an alternative closure system, in which laces stretch across the midfoot all the way to the bottom of the quarters for a maximized lockdown of the foot.

The pull tabs are placed on the tongue and the heel collar to help with a fast and easy on-and-off wear.


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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years 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, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.