Who should buy the PUMA TFX Distance V5

The PUMA TFX Distance V5 is an affordable distance track spike best recommended for:

  • entry-level or collegiate track athlete
  • training and track speed racing competitions
  • 800m to 5K, 10K and steeplechase


Profile of the PUMA TFX Distance V5

Use – Built for the entry-level or collegiate athlete looking for an affordable distance track spike. The TFX Distance v5 is an ideal all-round distance spike for distances from 800m to 5K, 10K, and Steeplechase. 

Spike Type – For maximum grip and traction, the TFX Distance V5 uses pyramid spikes. These spikes enhance the shoe's track racing performance.

Spike Plate – The shoe's five-pin Pebax spike plate offers extra grip through the detailed plate for long-lasting traction on all surfaces.

PUMA TFX Distance V5 profile

Updates to the PUMA TFX Distance V5 

  • Lighter than its previous version
  • Now sports a Usain Bolt inspired graphic making it more aesthetically attractive. 
  • Another update is the shoe's EverTrack outsole. 
  • Multi-color, high abrasion-resistant rubber that is utilized in high wear areas for added durability.
  • Diecut EVA provides just enough cushioning for a variety of distance events.

PUMA TFX Distance V5 updates

Offers a snug fit

The PUMA TFX Distance V5 has been released in the market in men's medium D and women's medium B sizes.

PUMA TFX Distance V5 snug fit

The shaft measures approximately Low-Top from its arch, and it also uses the Die Cut EVA sockliner, which is cemented to the strobel board for a snug fit.

TFX Distance V5 provides stability and durability

The most significant update in the shoe’s outsole is the EverTrack abrasion-resistant rubber panels. These are strategically placed in high-wear areas of the outsole for added stability and durability. 

PUMA TFX Distance V5 outsole

The EverTrack shoe technology also helps slow down the wear and tear of the spikes. It is designed to withstand different levels of impact on the tracks. 

Delivers powerful take-offs

The EverTrack is then combined with a U-shaped Pebax spike plate for that extra grip and lightweight traction that can go the distance.

PUMA TFX Distance V5 U-shaped pedax plate

This five-pin plate is also the same spike plate technology used in the popular Nike Zoom 400 spikes. The Pebax spike plate is known to deliver powerful take-offs ensuring fast speeds during races.

Excellent shock absorption

In the shoe's interior, a die-cut EVA sockliner is cemented to the strobel board for a more snug fit and additional underfoot support. The sockliner also offers a bouncy and safe midsole that is excellent in shock absorption.

PUMA TFX Distance V5 midsole

The EVA midsole provides very good cushioning, which allows the wearer's feet to experience close to the road sensations underfoot.

Keeps the feet cool and dry

The upper section of the PUMA TFX V5 spikes is composed of an air mesh construction that provides protection, key ventilation and is perfect for barefoot usage.

PUMA TFX Distance V5 air mesh

It is also a great upper material that offers full sensory feedback as the athlete powers down the track. Its comfortable mesh material allows air to permeate through the upper keeping the wearer's feet cool, dry and refreshed. 

PUMA TFX Distance V5 offers better fit and security

The shoe also has a suede tongue secured down on the medial side, which provides for a better fit and to prevent sliding.

PUMA TFX Distance V5 suede tongue
The shoe's upper is then finished off with a traditional lace-up closure for that custom-fit feeling, while synthetic overlays are added at high-stress areas for added reinforcement.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 150g / Women 141g
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Breathable, Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid
Surface: Rubber
Use: Mid Distance, Long Distance, Steeplechase

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PUMA TFX Distance V5 video reviews

Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.