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Best Puma Running Shoes

Best Puma Running Shoes

We created the Best Puma Running shoes page to highlight the best options from Puma running’s extensive product line and to help our readers (and anyone who wants to know the best Puma running shoes) find the right choice for their feet.

Formally founded in 1948, Puma manufactured running shoes from the very beginning. The founder of Puma, Rudolf “Rudi” Dassler, is the younger brother of adidas founder, Adolf “Adi” Dassler. Puma was founded when the brothers had a falling out. Today, Puma is one of the industry leaders in running footwear. Puma running shoes are found on the feet of many runners, both novice and professional, whether they’re racing or training.

We update this page often but have reviewed even more Puma running shoes than you see here. You can see all our Puma Reviews on our Puma page.

We put each shoe in the correct category (trail, cushioned, affordable, racing, etc.). Then we highlight what makes the shoe great and any issues it may have. The idea is that you can easily read through this article, understand which of the shoes will work for your feet, and buy the best Puma running shoes for you.

Updated: 8.3.2022

Let’s get into our picks:

Best Neutral Cushioned Puma Running Shoes

Puma Velocity Nitro 2

Puma Velocity Nitro 2

The Puma Velocity Nitro 2 is Puma’s most popular do-everything model. The Nitro cushioning is plush, especially in the forefoot. Fit and lockdown are solid while the Puma Grip outsole provides outstanding traction on all surfaces and in all conditions. While it doesn’t have a perfect upper, it’s a great shoe for a relatively low price. We’d even say it’s a bargain and that makes it one of the best Puma has to offer. Read full review. 

Fit: True to size, Drop: 10mm, Price $120

9/10
Total Score
Buy Men's Puma Velocity Nitro 2 Buy Women's Puma Velocity Nitro 2
Puma Magnify Nitro

Puma Magnify Nitro

The Magnify Nitro is one of our favorite daily runners. At $140, it’s priced right for a high-end cushioned running shoe. It may be a little bulky, but that’s a trade-off that results in a super comfortable upper with a lot of plush foam providing impact protection. Your knees and feet will thank you for putting these shoes on for a run. Read the full review. 

Fit: True to size, Drop: 9mm, Price $140

8.5/10
Total Score
Buy Men's Puma Magnify Nitro Buy Women's Puma Magnify Nitro

Best Speedy Puma Running Shoe

Puma Deviate Nitro

Puma Deviate Nitro

The Puma Deviate Nitro features two layers of the brand’s great Nitro foam. Add a full-length composite carbon fiber plate and you have a shoe that is an excellent option if you’re looking for neutral cushioning plus bounce. Puma Grip is also used on the outsole, and we already know what to expect there: world-class traction. The Deviate Nitro is also featured on our Best Long Distance Running Shoes list. If you need to go fast during long runs, this shoe is a perfect fit. Read the full review.

Fit: True to size, Drop: 8mm, Price $160

8.5/10
Total Score
Buy Men's Puma Deviate Nitro Buy Women's Puma Deviate Nitro

Best Woman-Specific Puma Running Shoe

Puma Run XX Nitro

Puma Run XX Nitro

The Puma Run XX Nitro is a women-specific running shoe with a narrow fit, stable ride, excellent traction, and a slightly firm or dense road feel. The fit is the best around the heel and forefoot. PumaGrip is just as good as usual. The Run XX Nitro is also stable with a firm density rim around the heel called RunGuide, which promotes alignment and helps with pronation. Read the full review.

Fit: True to size, Drop: 8mm, Price $130

8/10
Total Score
Buy Puma Run XX Nitro

Most Affordable Puma Running Shoe

Puma Electrify Nitro

Puma Electrify Nitro

At $110, the Puma Electrify Nitro offers an impressive Puma Grip outsole, a Nitro and Pro Foam midsole, and a lightweight mono mesh upper. Is it perfect? No. Spend $10 more, and you get the improved cushioning of the Velocity Nitro 2. But if you don’t need that, almost every other aspect of the Electrify Nitro works pretty darn well. And on top of everything else, the Electrify Nitro is durable enough to last for plenty of road miles.

Fit: True to size, Drop: 8mm, Price $110

7.5/10
Total Score
Buy Men's Puma Electrify Nitro Buy Women's Puma Electrify Nitro

Best Puma Stability Running Shoe

Puma Eternity Nitro

Puma Eternity Nitro

The only true stability shoe in Puma’s running line, the Eternity Nitro utilizes a RunGuide system integrated into the midsole (it’s basically an EVA railing) to keep the foot centered and curtail excess movement. It works well for those who need extra stable shoes and stays out of the way for those that don’t. The Puma Grip outsole is super grippy and durable. And the Nitro foam midsole is bouncy but squishy enough to offer fantastic impact protection. It’s a great option without any obvious drawbacks. Most importantly, you’ll feel secure and supported on your daily runs.

Fit: True to size, Drop: 7mm, Price $120

9/10
Total Score
Buy Men's Puma Eternity Nitro Buy Women's Puma Eternity Nitro

Best Puma Trail Running Shoe

Puma Voyage Nitro

Puma Voyage Nitro

The Puma Voyage Nitro is, as of right now, Puma’s only trail option. Luckily, it’s a good one. The Puma Grip ATR outsole works well on roads and trails doing what Puma Grip always does, never slipping. The combination of Nitro foam and Pro Foam in the midsole is perfect for bombing trails. It’s stable and bouncy at the same time. The upper’s bootie construction may not work for everyone, but the Optifit adaptive fit system draws the midfoot into the shoe and improves the overall lockdown so that roots and rocks won’t result in a twisted ankle.

If you enjoy running in Puma shoes, the feel of Nitro cushioning, and the tackiness of Puma Grip, the Voyage Nitro is the only trail shoe that will provide the same experience.

Fit: True to size, Drop: 8mm, Price $130

8.5/10
Total Score
Buy Men's Puma Voyage Nitro Buy Women's Puma Voyage Nitro

Best Puma Marathon Running Shoe

Puma Deviate Nitro Elite

Puma Deviate Nitro Elite

Puma reentered performance running with a bang two years ago. Their first carbon fiber plated race day shoe is a winner. Super light on foot with great bounce, superior traction, and above-average support, the Puma Deviate Nitro Elite competes with the best racing shoes and costs less. And because of the Puma Grip it’s the ultimate long-distance racing shoe if the weather turns nasty. The Deviate Nitro Elite was an excellent way for Puma to jump back into competitive road racing. Read the full review. 

Fit: True to size, Drop: 8mm, Price $200

9/10
Total Score
Buy Men's Puma Deviate Nitro Elite Buy Women's Puma Deviate Nitro Elite

Best Puma Running Shoes – Upcoming

Puma Fast-R

Puma Fast-R Nitro Elite

The Puma Fast-R Nitro Elite is a light, supportive racer with fantastic traction and bouncy forefoot cushioning. It’s a fun, wild-looking shoe that performs well and gets attention. Heavy heel strikers should probably avoid it due to the decoupled midsole construction and denser foam in the heel. The rest of us can enjoy the rocket-like Nitro Elite forefoot foam. Keep your eyes peeled for this release. Read the full review.

Fit: True to size, Drop: 8mm, Price $250

Expected Release Date: Summer 2022

9/10
Total Score
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Best Puma Casual Shoes

Puma Suede Classic

Puma Suede Classic

The Puma Suede Classic is what its name indicates: a classic. It’s one of the most recognizable sneakers on the market. Look around and you’ll likely see someone wearing them. Like most popular casual shoes today, this shoe began life as a basketball shoe and eventually evolved into a lifestyle model. By today’s standard, the cushioning isn’t very good, but adding Move insoles can help with that. The upper’s lux suede comes in a ton of different colors and the rubber cup sole is durable. This shoe is always in style.

Fit: True to size, Price: $70

8/10
Total Score
Buy Men's Puma Suede Classic Buy Women's Puma Suede Classic
Puma RS-X

Puma RS-X

The Puma RS-X is a modern take on Puma lifestyle sneakers. It has all the elements of a modern casual shoe that you’d expect, plus a few raw materials to give it some more layers and depth. The upper is mainly a breathable mesh and there are a few pieces of leather or various other materials placed as overlays. It’s a comfortable sneaker that embraces today’s trend of chunky midsoles. See the full review.

Fit: Go up a half size, Price: $110

8/10
Total Score
Buy Men's Puma RS-X Buy Women's Puma RS-X
Puma TRC Blaze

Puma TRC Blaze

The Puma TRC Blaze is not the casual version of the Puma TRC Blaze Court, the Blaze Court is the basketball version of this shoe. Both are updates to the 1990s classic that introduced trinomic cushioning. This casual sneaker boasts a ton of raw materials on top of a mainly textile upper. The suede used here is decent and there are additional plastic heel wings that are a bit like the Air Jordan 4. The foam is dual-density to increase comfort. The TRC Blaze is an updated classic perfect for casual wear.

Fit: True to size, Price: $120

8.5/10
Total Score
Buy Puma TRC Blaze

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