Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • According to several users, the Puma Super Levitate is very comfortable to wear. 
  • It does not require a break-in period, commended many. 
  • The shoe fits perfectly, praised quite a few. 
  • Several state that the shoe provides sufficient support. 
  • A few runners laud the shoe’s durability. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to one user, it does not have enough cushioning. 
  • The heel area of the shoe does not have enough support, noted one customer. 

Bottom line

The Puma Super Levitate is an exceptional running shoe that will allow you to float through your run. Equipped with reliable technical features, it is an enabler of superb cushioning, comfort, and support through any activity. This has been backed by several users who claim that the shoe is a high-quality running platform despite its price. 

Facts

Rankings

A top 5% best Road running shoe
A top rated Puma running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this May

- The Puma Super Levitate employs carbon rubber for its outsole which increases the durability of the shoe allowing it to withstand any abrasive elements when running. This component also provides good traction and grip on varied surfaces.

- For added support, this Puma running shoe incorporates a  thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shank which keeps the foot steady through any type of movement. 

- The Super Levitate also has a clear ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) heel pod that helps add more cushioning and support to the foot. This also provides added comfort to the foot. 

The Puma Super Levitate is available in standard sizing scheme for men. One of the technical components of the Super Levitate that directly affect its fit is the synthetic leather upper of the shoe. Another component of the shoe affecting its fit is its lace-up fastening system that is also common in other running shoes. The Puma form strip overlay on the lateral side of the shoe also affects the fit and security of the foot. 

To ensure that accurate fit and sizing of the shoe is achieved, it is recommended that one should try on the fit of the shoe first before purchasing.

The outsole of the Puma Super Levitate is made up of carbon rubber. Carbon rubber is known for its durable properties. This outsole material is very common among other running shoes. This outsole material protects the shoe from abrasive elements when running due to the fact that it’s practically as sturdy as a vehicle tire. This outsole component also helps provide great traction and grip on different surfaces.

The Puma Super Levitate uses EVA foam for its midsole. This midsole component is naturally lightweight, and it also helps provide protection to the shoe because of its durable properties. This midsole component also promotes natural foot movement. The EVA foam also has good shock absorption properties. 

Incorporated in the outsole is the shoe’s thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shank. This feature of the Puma Super Levitate allows the runner’s foot to propel forward in a more efficient manner. It also helps in providing added support through the runner’s movements. It also helps prevent injuries from happening to the runner because of the arch support that it provides. Since the shank is made up of thermoplastic polyurethane components, it is built to withstand abrasive elements. This shoe component is also present in New Balance 880 v8.

The midsole of the Puma Super Levitate also employs a clear ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) heel pod that helps give added cushioning to the foot when running. It also gives the runner more comfort. This EVA heel pod also ensures that the foot of the runner has sufficient support. 

A unit of synthetic leather upper is employed on the Puma Super Levitate in order to ensure the durability and pliability of the shoe. This upper material is also easy to clean. 

For added support and security, Puma form strip overlays are added on the lateral side. This component provides structural support to the shoe. 

For aesthetics, the Puma wordmark is added on the tongue tab of the shoe. The Puma cat logo is also found at the Puma Super Levitate’s toe cap and heel. 

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.

jens@runrepeat.com