Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Some users have noted that the lightweight structure of the Puma Silverionhas permitted all-day use.
  • Several individuals claim that the aesthetics of this running shoe allow it to be used in any activity, not just running.
  • The cushioning in the heel part is welcomed because of its capacity to deliver comfort during the foot-strike.
  • Based on a handful of reviews, the padded collar works well as a preventive measure against accidental shoe removals.
  • The surface grip is appreciated by those who like responsible movement control over the ground.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few people have noted that the forefoot section of the foot-chamber is a bit restrictive.
  • The inner sleeve has irritated the skin of some users’ feet.

Bottom line

People are generally happy with the Puma Silverion. This neutral running shoe is welcomed because of its versatile looks, its comfortable foam heel platform, and secure collar design. On the other hand, the irritating inner sleeve and the restrictive forefoot have been criticized.

Fans of Puma’s offerings for neutral pronation and road adventures can enjoy the Silverion.

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Good to know

Runners who like to tackle speed training sessions on the asphalt are the target market of the Puma Silverion. This product features a silhouette that is common in many of the brand’s designs, with a stitch-on overlay-laden upper working alongside a heel-only cushioning system to deliver a classic Puma in-shoe experience. A sleek, foot-shaped look participates with an extended ghillie lacing system to heighten the visual aspect.

The Puma Silverion has been constructed to be true to size. Runners are welcome to use the sizes with which they are most comfortable, thus giving themselves the capacity to enjoy an in-shoe experience that is agreeable. Still, having the chance to test this shoe prior to purchase or read/watch reviews that cover the sizing aspect can improve the chances of gaining a welcoming foot-wrap.

The forefoot and heel of the outsole unit of the Puma Silverion have been decoupled to encourage impact isolation and natural anatomical mechanics when taking each step.

A rubber compound covers the decoupled sections of this road running shoe. The job of this material is to protect the midsole from the abrasive nature of the ground. It is also responsible for providing surface traction, a trait that is fundamental for all running footwear.

The forefoot has shallow flex grooves and a convex shape to encourage the foot to roll forward naturally and with haste when gearing towards the toe-off.

The heel part of the platform is the only part that features traditional cushioning. The foam pod that rests in this portion of the product attenuates impact shock during the foot-strike, thus delivering comfort and support. Heel strikers are the ones that are likely to enjoy this accoutrement as they do more heel striking than those who run using different stepping methods.

An insole is added to provide a soft surface for the underside of the foot. This flexible piece can be removed or replaced with a new one if the wearer wants to do so.

The upper unit of the Puma Silverion uses a multilayered mesh. The purpose of this textile is to protect the foot and keep it wrapped at all times. Its multiple layers aim to maintain durability.

Synthetic overlays reinforce the front, sides, and heel of the upper unit. These elements are tasked with preserving the upright position of the silhouette. They also help the lacing system when it comes to holding the foot in place.

A ghillie lacing system graces the upper. Semi-plush shoelaces snake through fabric lace-holes to serve as the fit-adjustment system. The extended nature of this system’s design (the lace-loops are deliberately placed close to the underfoot platform) helps to encompass the whole midfoot in an exaggerated manner. Unconventional lacing methods are found in some running-optimized series like the New Balance Cypher Run.

How Silverion compares

This shoe: 83
All shoes average: 82
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This shoe: $75
All shoes average: $120
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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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