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
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 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.
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Puma Voltage
- The Voltage takes its name from the piston-like configuration of the outsole that helps with the responsive cushioning of the midsole. Puma promises a more resilient and durable cushioning in this technology. With a 12mm heel offset in place, the ride is supremely luxurious and with decent transition because of these two signature Puma designs.
- To pull off the really luxurious ride, Puma uses a substantial portion of EVA. It gives the shoe a superbly cloud-like feel that is interspersed by the bouncy feel of the Voltage technology.
- Puma’s signature 3-layer mesh is featured in the Voltage as well. The design gives lightweight support and structure with maximum breathability.
Puma Voltage size and fit
The Voltage offers a generous fit all throughout the shoe. With ample room that does not result to a clunky feel, the plush ride really shines. Runners who need more real estate in the toe box can get the most out of the shoe. Puma offers medium as the available width of the shoe. Sizes are on the money in options 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.
The outsole represents the Voltage technology in the form of rubber pods that compress upon impact and then translate the force of the landing to a more dynamic run. Puma designed the heel with the largest pods as it usually takes the brunt of the impact while the tips of the forefoot get the smallest pods for more grip. The entire outsole is covered with durable carbon rubber.
The midsole is a large piece of EVA that delivers the luxurious feel that is evident in the Voltage from the get go. What prevents the “sinking” feeling from such a soft piece of cushioning is the Voltage outsole. As the EVA is full-length it works with the piston-like design of the outsole for quicker and smoother transitions.
The 3-layer mesh is the most obvious part of the upper. It delivers ultra-breathable coverage through the mesh cover with very minimal overlays. Basically, it is the Formstrip or the Puma logo that acts as the main support in the upper. The substantial padding in the ankle collar and the tongue is one of the reasons why it offers such a cozy ride.