Puma Faas 350 S Review

What do you expect in an ideal running shoe? I want it to be lightweight, responsive, stable, comfortable, and good looking. If your criteria are the same, the Puma Faas 350 S is the shoe for you. This low profile performance training shoe boasts of a new one piece midsole for exceptional stability. I believe it is a great shoe for the mild over pronators. You can use them for training runs, races, and speed workouts. The 8.6 ounce weight, 6 mm heel-to-toe drop, and improved contact with the ground add to stability, comfort and performance.

Overview of the Puma Faas 350 S

When I held the Puma Faas 350 S in my hand for the first time, I noticed that it was different. There were no plastic or dual density rubber reinforcements. The stability of the shoe came from the lateral release grooves on the side of the shoe. They reduce the angle of pronation and velocity, which in turn, improve your stability and comfort. Other features that add to the stability of the shoe include:

  • One-piece midsole with medial flare
  • Low-profile
  • 6mm heel-to-toe drop
  • Gradual heel-to-forefoot transition

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The trademark Faas Foam used in the lateral grooves of the Puma Faas 350 S gels into the grooves and improves the flexibility of the shoe. I love the way the shoe promotes my natural running action. I tend to enjoy my runs more that way. The low profile of the shoe will help keep your feet closer to the ground. This gives you more control. If you enjoy barefoot running, try this shoe.

The midsole of the shoe consist of a single piece of EVA and blown rubber. They give you the right amount of cushion during the ride for perfect shock absorption. The material is responsive as well. So, your heels and toes will not get stuck after every footstrike. They will bounce back immediately for the next step. This is crucial for fast running and racing.

Pros and Cons of the Puma Faas 350 S

Pros

  • Light weight
  • Lateral groove stability
  • Good cushioning
  • Low profile and close contact with the ground

Cons

  • Limited traction can cause the shoe to slip on wet surfaces

Recommendations

This is a great shoe for long runs as well as fast workouts. The stability, flexibility and light weight of the shoe make it a great running shoe. The Puma Faas 350 S is also perfect for runners with mild pronation (a stability-type shoe), especially if you are looking to feel the ground. If you have been looking for minimal footwear, this is the place to start.


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