Updates to Puma Speed 500

  • Built to be a road running shoe, the Puma Speed 500 is sure to improve every runner's performance. The shoe utilizes the Netfit. The primary focus of this is to provide a more secure lacing system during the running activity. 
  • Integrated into the midsole area is the PROFOAM. This component of the shoe intends to deliver instant cushioning. This material aids in letting the user enjoy a more comfortable ride.
  • The PROPLATE is used in crafting the Speed  500. This feature of the footwear is strategically designed to encourage faster heel-to-toe transition.

Size and fit

The Puma Speed 500 uses the standard measurements. It's breathable and stretchable upper construction is sure to accommodate the regular sizing preference of buyers. The form-fitting upper also welcomes the natural shape of the human foot, which results in a more secure fit.


The full sticky rubber is integrated into the outsole of the Puma Speed 500. This component of the running shoe aims to deliver lightweight traction. It offers added durability to the platform as well. This will make the shoe withstand hazardous materials that can be found on different paved surfaces.


Featured in the shoe is the PROFOAM midsole. This foam is said to be Puma's version of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate midsole. This material is centered on providing high-rebound. As a result, impact forces are mitigated during the landing phase of the gait cycle. Instant and lightweight cushioning are then delivered.

Lying in the forefoot section is the PROPLATE. This component of the Puma Speed 500 aims to deliver a reflex toe-off. This is significant in helping the user propel forward in a faster way. As a result, the heel-to-toe transitioning is done with grace and energy.


The knitted upper is integrated into the shoe. Along with the knitted upper is the NETFIT. When compared to the Saucony Kinvara 10, which uses the FORMFIT technology, the NETFIT is also a technology that is made up of engineered lacing zones. These zones are focused on providing a more personalized and secure lace positioning. This is essential in preventing possible shoe removal during the running session.

Stability is offered by the TPU heel support. With this feature of the shoe, optimal heel lockdown and support are promoted.

Utilized in crafting the Speed 500 is the Cleatie construction. The primary purpose of which is to keep the foot secure. Together with the cleatie construction is the flexible sock collar. This material is significant in preventing possible rubbing. As a result, a more relaxed and efficient running experience is enjoyed by the wearer.

Featured in the shoe is the pull tab with PUMA Logo. This is strategically designed to deliver easy on and off.

Included in the shoe is an extra set of laces. This is to give the runner the freedom to choose different color options when wearing the shoe.

Located on the lateral side is the Puma Formstrip branding while the Puma cat logo is lying in the heel section. These features add to the attractive and appealing design of the footwear.

Puma Speed 500 when compared to Puma Speed Racer

In the Puma Speed series, The Speed 500 and the Speed Racer both utilize the ProFoam and the PROPLATE. These midsole materials are sure to improve user's performance in short and long-distance runs. The ProFoam is described to be a lightweight EVA midsole that encourages better shock absorption. On the other hand, the PROPLATE is integrated into the shoe as well. Placed in the forefoot section, this feature of the footwear propels the foot forward more energetically and gracefully.

Puma Speed 500 when compared to  Puma Speed Ignite 500

When compared to the midsole of the Speed 500, the Speed 500 Ignite utilizes the two-density foam. This foam is laced with the very responsive Ignite Foam. This material is located in the rearfoot to the forefoot area that aims to deliver adequate durability and supportive cushioning. With the design of the midsole, the shoe is crafted with protective padding while maintaining a lightweight structure. With the features integrated into both shoes, a more efficient, faster, and comfortable ride is offered to the user.


How Puma Speed 500 ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 12% road running shoes
All road running shoes
Top 9% Puma running shoes
All Puma running shoes
Top 10% neutral running shoes
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