Our verdict


Belonging to PUMA’s low-top sneaker lineup, the PUMA Pacer Next Excel kicks are all-around comfortable, and extended periods on your feet in these don’t result in pained feet. The modern styling is on-trend, and the build is simply excellent.


  • Lightweight
  • Great quality
  • Provides great fit
  • Excellent value for money


  • Hard to put on

Who should buy the PUMA Pacer Next Excel

This low-top PUMA Pacer Next Excel could be a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for a pair that features an EVA midsole that provides impact absorption, a round-toe design, fabric linings, and rubber traction soles.
  • You want a comfortable sneaker that has TPU cages that offers great ample support.

PUMA Pacer Next Excel Logo

Style of the PUMA Pacer Next Excel

The sleek athletic styling of these shoes looks perfectly suited to joggers, yoga pants, and other sporty casual outfits. Of course, you can still match them with jeans because virtually any sneaker looks excellent when paired with blue denim.  

PUMA Pacer Next Excel Upper

There is a good choice of colorways to choose from. PUMA Pacer Next Excel shoes have black colorways galore such as black/lavender purple, black/blue/white, black/red/white, and black/blue/white, blue/orange, grey/navy/red, light grey/peach pink, and navy/grey color schemes are also available.

PUMA Pacer Next Excel Cages

Notable Features

PUMA Pacer Next Excel shoes are footwear that lacks no amount of comfort. The SoftFoam contoured footbed provides optimal cushioning that can ably handle jumps, walks, jogs, and other types of physical activities.

PUMA Pacer Next Excel Insole

The TPU cages that go around the heels and midfoot provide ample support. Mesh uppers keep the feet breathable and cool even when the shoes are worn all day.

PUMA Pacer Next Excel Midsole

History of the PUMA Pacer Next Excel

PUMA is a footwear brand founded in 1948 by Rudolf Dassler right after his split with his brother, Adi, of Adidas fame. PUMA is an innovator with roots deeply steeped in sports. Although the company has since branched out to include lifestyle shoes and accessories in its lineup of products, you can still clearly see its athletic background in the shoes they develop.

PUMA Pacer Next Excel Outsole

One of their sporty casual shoe releases is the PUMA Pacer Next Excel, which is another well-received model in their Pacer Next collection. Shoes in this range feature breathable mesh fabric uppers with TPU synthetic cages on the sides.

PUMA Pacer Next Excel Collar

PUMA Pacer Next Excel sneakers suit the on-the-go individual who would like to show off their athletic side. The lightweight build of the kicks enhances your performance with any physical activity you embark on.