Who should buy the Puma Tazon 6 Fracture

You will love the Puma Tazon 6 Fracture if:

  • You want a stylish neutral shoe that is highly effective for running
  • You want a shoe that can also be used as casual wear or in the gym

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture logo

Smooth rides with PUMA Tazon 6 Fracture

The outsole of the PUMA Tazon 6 Fracture has an EVA heel-pod that offers a good deal of cushioning on the area right below the heel. 

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture midfoot outsole

EVA is a foam material that provides impact attenuation for when the foot strikes the ground. Because it was molded into a cohesive heel unit, it offers shock absorption, as well as a certain amount of protection to the rear of the foot.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture full heel view

The shank, a semi-rigid structure on the middle part of the outsole, is made of a material called TPU. TPU is short for thermoplastic polyurethane which is abrasion-resistant, elastic, oil-and-grease resistant, and strong. 

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture Shank

More specifically, the TPU on this shoe supplies a bit of underfoot support, enhancing the efficacy of propulsion during the running session.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture shank2

The outsole itself is made of a durable rubber compound. This material is specifically used in the outsole to protect it from damage caused by constant usage. This rubber also moderates grip, so the shoe doesn’t slip on certain surfaces.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture forefoot outsole black

Extra comfort with the Puma Tazon 6 Fracture midsole

The midsole of the Puma Tazon 6 Fracture is cushioned for extra comfort. Not only that, but it also gives the runner a smoother ride and a softer landing. The cushioning is not that plush but still enough to give the foot medium comfort and protection.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture midsole

Inside is the EcoOrtholite sock liner. This additional insert helps maintain the environment within the shoe as it absorbs foot sweat and neutralizes the bacteria that causes foot odor. Its construction is more environmentally friendly because its formulation is more bio-based.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture name

Puma's eyecatching fracture graphic design

The upper is made of synthetic leather that has an eye-catching fracture graphic design on its quarter panel. This material adds to the durability of the shoe and provides the dorsal part of the foot with minimal support when running.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture design

On the lateral sides are PUMA form strips that not only serve as branding on the shoe, but also function as the structures that support on the sides of the foot. These strips sit on top of the synthetic leather upper thereby, adding more durability.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture strip

Breathable leather in the upper of Puma Tazon 6 Fracture

Perforations can be found on the toe box, near the base of the lacing system, and on the tip of the collar. These small holes allow the foot to breathe because they let the air pass through.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture toe

On the forefoot section is a T-toe construction, which is also made up of synthetic leather. This T-construction sits on top of the main upper material and gives the toes some added support. In addition to that, it further enhances the durability of the area where it is located.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture forefoot

The full lacing closure of the Puma Tazon 6 Fracture is connected to a quarter panel. This accommodates a more secure fit when the laces are tightened, thereby preventing accidental slippage of the foot when the user is running or is making agile movements.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture lacing

The addition of a midfoot saddle further optimizes the fit of the shoe. It also slightly heightens comfort, but it’s more focused on providing snugness based on the runner’s preference.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture lace

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: 312g
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Walking, All-day wear / Jogging
Features: Cushioned

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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.