Size and fit

The Puma Pacer Next Excel Variknit is available in men's and women's sizing. Like other shoes with a low-top profile, it permits the ankle to move freely. It has an upper with a sock-like fit that comfortably hugs the foot. To provide a secure fit and extra support, a wraparound TPU caging system with laces is installed. 

With a round toe silhouette, the upper is made of knit material that promotes adequate foot breathability. It is equipped with the Soft Foam footbed that provides cushioning comfort in every stride. Also, it has an EVA midsole that provides shock absorption.

Puma Pacer Next Excel Variknit Style

Experience the comfort of a slip-on shoe without worrying about not having a secure lockdown with the low-top Puma Pacer Next Excel Variknit. It is designed with a sock-like upper that provides foot comfort and breathability. 

The knit upper has a caged lacing system that provides support as well as a sporty style. With a sleek silhouette, it is ready for street fashion or gym activities. It has a midsole that is not only lightweight but also gradient for added value to its design.  

Some of its colorways are:

  • Puma Black/Charcoal Gray
  • Peacoat/Galaxy Blue/High Risk Red
  • Rhubarb/Puma White/Puma Black
  • White/Peacoat
  • Dark Shadow/High Risk Red
  • Puma Black/High Risk Red/Puma White
  • Surf the Web/Orange Pop/Puma White

Like other running-inspired sneakers, the Pacer Next Excel Variknit can perfectly complement both casual and athletic outfits. It looks good with denim shorts, distressed denim jeans, skinnies, leggings, track pants, miniskirts, minidresses, and culottes.

Notable Features

The low-top Puma Pacer Next Excel Variknit is an epitome of comfort and style. Unlike other Puma Pacer shoes, it showcases a feather-light EVA midsole with a gradient design to boost the style while maintaining lightweight comfort. 

For cotton-like underfoot comfort, it boasts a SoftFoam+ insole. It also features a knit upper that is sporty and straightforward yet eye-appealing and promotes foot breathability.

Puma Pacer Next Excel Variknit History

After the Dasslers’ fell out, they went separate ways and formed their own companies. Adi has Adidas, while Rudolf had Ruda in January 1948. In case you didn't notice, Ruda is a portmanteau of Rudolf Dassler's name. 

In the same year, the company was established by Rudolf, he realized that the name was not the right name he imagined for his sports company. Hence, he changed it to Puma, the world as it knows it now. 

Like the puma, Rudolf wanted the athletes who are using his products to mimic the predator's abilities. Meaning, people should become fast and agile as the puma. He steadfastly put everything to resemble the puma's qualities into his shoes, leading the way to victory for the athletes. 

For many years, the brand has evolved and also become a fashion staple not only for sportswear. One of the innovative and trendy shoes launched in the market is the Puma Pacer Next Excel Variknit. 

With a slip-on and sock-like construction, it is designed with a breathable and eye-appealing knit upper. It has a lightweight midsole and cushioned insole, promoting comfort in every stride. Whether for light sports activities and just to flaunt your OOTD with a trendy matching shoe, this kick can fit the bill.

Nice to know

  • The Puma Pacer Next Excel Variknit has a heel height that measures approximately 4.064 cm while its platform height is 1.524 cm.
  • It has a synthetic shoe lining.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Puma Pacer Next Excel
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma Classics
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Knit, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.