In April 2021, I received a pair of Puma Velocity NITRO shoes to test out. In addition, they sent me a cool carry sack to use. Being selected to review these was a surprise and I couldn’t wait to test them out. I took them for short 1 mile runs up to 5 mile runs in both dry and wet road conditions. First some facts from the PUMA website!
WEIGHT: 7.3 oz/ 209 g
NITRO FOAM midsole for lightweight, responsive cushioning
Reflective PUMA Cat Logo print at lateral toe
Engineered mesh upper for customized fit
Full lace closure provides secure lockdown
More shoe information from Puma Website
PROS: The shoe is very lightweight and bouncy feeling, especially compared to the running shoes I have been wearing. That was something to get used to as I tried these out. The color of orange really popped out to me and I liked the reflective components. Two aspects that made me feel that I was more seen during runs. The toe box was wide enough for my feet to feel comfortable.
CONS: This is more of a neutral shoe so if you are looking for a high support, this is not a good option for you. Due to the fact my feet tend to rotate inwards, I need something with more support than these offered. Although the toe box was wide enough, there was a part that pushed down on my big toe that I just couldn’t seem to adjust.
Overall, I use these more when biking than running due to the support level. I do like the lightweight feel as well as the color. I am happy I had the opportunity to test these out to learn more about the PUMA brand.