Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Most of the purchasers find that the Puma LQDCELL Origin is not only exceptionally comfortable but stylish as well.
  • Numerous shoe hunters point out the utmost comfort this sneaker affords the wearer.
  • The majority of the sneaker fans emphasize that the color selection on the LQDCELL Origin is pretty dope and rad.
  • Some customers describe how the materials on this shoe are made of good quality.
  • Fans and non-fans of Puma sneakers are one in saying that this is a well-designed, stylish silhouette.
  • Although a lifestyle shoe, some users state that they can comfortably workout or run in this pair.
  • Several reviewers express that the removable insole on this trainer is underrated as it provides so much comfort.
  • A couple of individuals note the similarity of the silhouette and liquid technology to Converse’s REACT released in the ‘90s.

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to a few testers, the tongue is uncomfortably long, especially if one is not wearing socks.
  • Some wearers find the heel too long and annoying.

Bottom line

Along with the other Puma CELL sneakers, this first model in the LQDCELL innovation is another output from Puma’s creative team that has ingeniously melded an old and improved technology with a modern look to blend in the street style of today seamlessly.

Beyond the well-thought-of color-blocking is the uber comfort on feet through the LQD CELL technology, and SoftFoam+ cushioning footbed, which sums up the overall maximum step-in comfort.

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Good to know

The Puma LQD CELL Origin is exclusively available in men’s sizing. Several of the reviews suggest getting this in half a size or a full size up, particularly for those with wide feet who prefer to wear this with socks on.

Although sizes are available in men’s, the ladies can effortlessly pull-off this trendy shoe as well, especially with the color selection ranging from basic black-and-white to multi-color.

Another contender in the growing roster of running-inspired shoes from Puma as far comfort is concerned, the LQDCELL Origin features the SoftFoam+ removable insole that provides springy and utmost comfort.

Even though this mid-top is popular for its creative color-blocking layout, Puma ensured to come up with hues that cater to minimal stylists.

  • Pull-off some cool exercise session outfit in black joggers, a neon orange sports bra, and a pair of the Origin LQDCELL in Drone Night colorway.
  • Hanging out with friends over a bottle of beer and looking dapper in denim joggers, plain tee, and the terrain-inspired hues in black/teal/orange/gray.

A cross between performance and lifestyle shoe, the LQD CELL Origin is fabricated by Puma using fine materials of knit-like material, which not only allows breathability but makes it lightweight. The strategically placed suede and leather provide structural support and allow for more styling designs.

The highlight of this mid-cut profile is the large exposed hexagonal LQD CELL units that provide stable cushioning from the midfoot through the heel. Added stability is built-in through the TPU heel detail.

Puma invented the first CELL technology in the ‘90s to craft a lighter running shoe. Using blow-molded TPU and forming it in a pattern of interlocked hexagonal cells, it affords better stability and cushioning.

Since that time, numerous research and technology have caught up, and for this century, Puma came up with making the original CELL thinner and lighter in the form of LQD CELL.

The result is improved shock absorption and increased stability combination coupled with Puma’s zoned foam locations that equal to optimal steady movement.

Initially launching lifestyle shoes in this Origin model, Puma followed it up with the release of performance training shoes in the form of LQDCELL Tension and LQDCELL Shatter.

  • Another version, the Puma LQDCELL Terrain, is available in ripstop upper in earth tones.
  • Ankles are aptly protected with its mid-cut profile for a sock-like fit.
  • The heel pull tab allows for a quick putting on.

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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