Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Plenty of Puma Pacer Next Excel shoe reviews have users commenting on how comfortable these kicks are.
  • A good number of people have reported how light the Puma Pacer Next Excel sneakers feel.
  • Quality is not an issue when it comes to these Puma shoes according to many consumers.
  • They’re exactly as pictured, others noted.
  • Puma Pacer Next XCel sneakers have beautiful color schemes, some purchasers have mentioned.
  • Belonging to Puma’s low-top sneaker lineup, these shoes have a very current design that you’d be proud to show off, several users have stated.
  • Among Puma’s casual kicks, these are true to size and provide a good fit, a handful of customers claimed.
  • A couple of buyers have described the sneakers as providing excellent value for money.

1 reason not to buy

  • One user says that Puma Pacer Next Excel sneakers can be a little challenging to put on due to the tight opening.

Bottom line

The Puma Pacer Next Excel kicks are all-around comfortable and extended periods on your feet in these won’t result in pained feet. The modern styling is on-trend, and the build is simply excellent.

What’s more, they’re true to size and offer a nice fit. They’re just not easily slipped on, but once your feet are in, the shoes are peerless from then on.

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Good to know

These sporty casual sneakers feature a very stylish look that would get you stares in the gym, at the park, or anywhere else you take them. Fortunately, Puma Pacer Next Xcel sneakers are offered in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Some colorways are offered only to one specific gender, but it’s possible to wear one designed for the opposite gender provided you remember there’s a size difference of 1.5 between them. The men’s models naturally run bigger and wider than the shoes designed for the ladies. Men need to add 1.5 sizes to their usual foot measurement to purchase a women’s model while the women need to subtract the same from their regular foot size to purchase a men’s model.

There is no problem with the fit and length as Puma Pacer Next Excel as the mesh material can be stretched a little to accommodate the foot. Pull tabs at the heels and front of the collars allow for easy on and off.

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.  

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 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. 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 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.

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 sneakers are designed for the on-the-go individual who would like to show off their athletic side. The lightweight build of the kicks is engineered to enhance your performance with any physical activity you embark on.

  • Puma Pacer Next Excel sneakers feature EVA midsoles that provide impact absorption, a round toe design, fabric linings, and rubber traction soles.


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