Puma Ventis Running Shoe Review
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This neutral shoe provided testers with a surprising amount of cushioning which maximized shock absorption with every foot strike. Using much of the technology that has been implemented in some of Puma’s best shoes, the Ventis provides a good amount of cushioning without the extra weight. Technologies like the Sandwich-mesh make the Ventis a breathable shoe, while the Evertrack rubber sole makes for a very durable outsole. KMS-LITE, the innovative PUMA midsole material is 30% lighter than standard PUMA-EVA and reduces the overall shoe weight by up to 10%. Testers found the Ventis to be a great, lightweight choice for a neutral training shoe. For more information on the Ventis and other Puma footwear, please visit www.puma.com or www.amazon.com/puma.
I ran on these for 35 miles before going back to my old ones and returning to the search for the right shoe for me. I won’t say they are “terrible” because shoes fit differently on everyone…but here’s why they didn’t work for me.
I have a wider forefoot and the toebox was not wide to accomodate that, so even with a half-size bigger, they gave me multiple blisters on each foot. They also got very very hot around the bottom of my foot and toe area while running, which makes for painful running. Also, after my last (and longest) run on them, I had terrible pain in my heel and up through the arch of my foot, that took a couple days to recoup from. And strangely, the tongue of the shoe rubbed against my ankle on hills, a problem I’ve never had before.
They do have a pretty sturdy heel that fits snug on your foot, and the cushioning on the heel was fine for the run, it was just the other problems I listed overwhelmed these good things.