Facts

  • 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.

  • Price
    Price
    $70
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm

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

9 reasons to buy

  • The best part of the Valor is the really comfortable ride, according to most reviews.
  • It is extremely affordable.
  • A large number of the comments loved its stylish looks.
  • The shoe is an excellent casual wear option, based on a significant number of remarks.
  • It is light.
  • The Valor has very good flexibility.
  • An AirMesh ensures a very cool run.
  • The minimal upper wraps the foot in comfort and support.
  • There are several users who use the shoe for daily work because of its awesome looks and reliable performance.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Durability is what one can expect from a really low-priced shoe, noted some.
  • It does not inspire confidence when taking on gravel or even groomed trail, observed a handful of runners.

Bottom line

The Valor is Puma’s response to entry-level or recreational runners who are looking for a lightweight, reliable trainer. It offers exceptional comfort, moderate arch support, ultra-breathability, and a style that can take the runner from the road to the mall or the workplace. The Valor is really pleasing to look at with the kind of moderate no-frills performance that makes the shoe bang for the buck.

Rankings

Updates to Puma Valor

  • Puma delivers the essentials in the Valor. It is a lightweight shoe with oodles of comfort in a very stylish package. The molded EVA in the midsole is beefy enough for longer and more rigorous runs, but the total package is light enough for extensive speed work.
  • For a lightweight shoe, there is more than enough padding all throughout for unbelievable comfort. Puma includes a cushioned footbed to even enhance the luxurious feel in the Valor.
  • The outsole is fitted with two of Puma’s best technologies in the EverTrack and the EverRide. These two technologies combine to afford runners a healthy dose of outsole durability with added cushioning.
  • An ultra-breathable mesh will keep novice runners interested as it offers maximum breathability. The plush interior and the cool run should provide a blister-free run.

Puma Valor size and fit

The Valor’s standard measurement means that most runners can get to enjoy the respectable performance of this shoe. It offers a locked in feel in the heel and midfoot while the forefoot has enough space for the toes to naturally spread. Puma offers medium as the available width of this shoe. Sizing options are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s. The shoe length is standard in this shoe as well.


Outsole

The full contact outsole is characterized by innumerable micro lugs for added grip. EverTrack is located in the heel for durability while EverRide is in the forefoot for more traction. There are also several small, but numerous flex grooves from the heel to the forefoot for excellent flexibility.


Midsole

A full-length molded EVA occupies the midsole. While this may not be the top of the line technology in Puma’s fold, it does have moderate durability and responsive cushioning. As it runs the whole length of the midsole, it helps with the transition through the gait cycle.


Upper

An ultra-breathable mesh guarantees runners a very cool run right from start to finish. It is a seamless upper that lessens risk of irritation or hot spots. There are very few overlays with the Formstrip or the Puma logo as the foremost overlay that helps with the lockdown feel of this shoe. A cushioned footbed makes the cushioning and comfort better. Ease of entry or exit is made possible by a very prominent heel tab while a lace-up closure closes the deal.