Good to know

- The Cell Descend is a product that is designed for fans of Puma running shoes. This model offers a mix of athleticism and fashion, giving a silhouette that is contemporary and versatile enough to handle many types of activities.

- Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of a midsole that is comprised of multiple technologies. The top part is made of the industry-standard ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) while the base is comprised of a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Bubble that is filled with compressed air.

The standard sizing measurements are used when the Puma Cell Descend was made. Runners are welcome to get a pair using their usual sizing expectations. Still, it is recommended for potential consumers to test the shoe first or reading/watching feedback about the sizing scheme from difference sources.

This product has the knitted upper unit, the semi-curved midsole shape, and the overall flexible design of the silhouette to accommodate the inherent curvature of the human foot. The form-welcoming structure affects the quality of the fit.

The outsole unit of the Puma Cell Descend is made of carbon rubber. This layer protects the midsole from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It is also tasked with providing traction, a trait that is essential in all running shoes.

Flex grooves horizontally line the external pad. These deep trenches help the platform when it comes to bending in conjunction with the foot as it goes through the gait cycle. The edges of each groove become elements that heighten the traction, fundamentally acting like clamps that adhere to the ground with sureness and ease.

Ethylene-vinyl acetate, more commonly known as EVA, serves as one of the parts of the cushioning system. This full-length piece is used as the topsole that receives the underside of the foot. It has a reactive yet durable construction to help with shock attenuation and the heel-to-toe transitions. EVA graces many shoe series like the ever-popular Hoka One One Bondi.

Right below the EVA topsole is a flexible container that has compressed air. This bouncy technology, known as TPU Bubble, is tasked with adding more oomph to the underfoot experience. It handles most of the landing impact while also giving extra springiness to the stride. A foundation of honeycomb-like structures props the EVA and maintains the integrity of the entire midsole.

A sockliner is placed on top of the cushioning system, which adds more softness in the sensation. It is removable or replaceable with a new one if the wearer prefers.

The Puma Cell Descend has an exterior that is made of a knitted fabric. This cloth-like material has the job of providing a premium look to the product. It also welcomes the natural shape of the human foot, ensuring a lightweight and flexible in-shoe hug. Breathability is given by the bevy of holes that pockmark its surface.

A soft and stretchy textile serves as the inner wall that blankets the foot from within the compartment. This feature aims to avert skin irritation and the formation of hot spots.

An asymmetrical lacing system helps to secure the foot inside the shoe. The design is fundamentally a traditional loop-and-tie shoelace scheme, but the eyestays near the midfoot deviate from the instep to be near to the arch, a configuration that encourages proper security and lockdown.

A stitched-on heel band holds the heel in place, preventing in-shoe wobbling and accidental shoe removals.

Rankings

How Puma Cell Descend ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 33% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Bottom 41% Puma running shoes
All Puma running shoes
Bottom 35% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes

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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.