Puma Faas 1000

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The Puma Faas 1000 is a fully cushioned shoe, effortlessly blending stability with comfort. This shoe is the first version in the Puma Faas line. It may appear slightly bulky upon first glance, however, that is due to the FaasFoam+ midsole, which is a layer that adds a soft feel and a well cushioned platform. The Puma Faas 100 features a Bulk Everfit® lacing system and a well equipped outsole featuring Everride+ and Evertrack rubber. This shoe is ideal for a daily trainer, and for long slow runs due to its ability to provide cushioning, stability, and a smooth ride.

Pros
  • Well cushioned
  • A balanced blend of stability and comfort
  • Developed arch support
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Difficult Lacing system
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Puma Faas 1000 features a unique tread design. The shoe has small cut outs in throughout the rubber, in an effort to increase flexibility. Many reviewers noted that these cut outs allow small pebbles to get stuck in the shoe while running. Some viewed this as a non-desirable quality. The outsole is made out of two specially engineered materials. One of the materials is called Everride+; an injected blown rubber. This material is featured in the forefoot of the outsole. This allows for solid toe-off action while running. The other material that is featured in the outsole is Puma’s specially designed Evertrack. Evertrack is a high abrasion rubber. This rubber is placed in high wear areas of the outsole; providing traction and durability.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Puma Faas 1000 can be described as soft and comfortable. The Faas 1000 is Puma’s take on a maximum cushioned shoe. Although some reviewers stated that it is slightly firmer than other maximum cushioned shoes; allowing for more stability. This one-piece midsole is made out of FaasFoam+; an integrated blend of rubber and foam. This material can be described as agile and soft. The FaasFoam+ midsole is responsive to your foot and increases stability throughout the shoe. The midsole of the Puma Faas 1000 gives your foot an excellent amount of control while running. The most appealing aspect of the midsole in the Faas 1000 is the amount of stability it gives without lessening the amount of cushioning.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Puma Faas 1000 is bright and on the bulkier side. The upper unit is made out of a blend of mesh material and overlays. This upper does not feature a seamless design, however, the plush tongue and collar seam to compensate for the seams. The Puma Faas 1000 features a unique lacing system called, Everfit® lacing system. This lacing system is designed to maintain a secure fit while running. Some reviewers felt that this lacing system was difficult to use and did not work well; opting for a more traditional set of laces. Despite the difficulties with the lacing system, the upper unit of the Puma Faas does manage to provide an adequate secure feel.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Puma Faas 1000 is weighs in similarly to many traditional running shoes. The men’s version weighs in at around 10.8 ounces. The women’s version weighs in at around 8.7 ounces. Despite the maximum cushioned quality of this shoe, the thick Faasfoam+ midsole allows the shoe to maintain a lighter weight when compared to other max cushioned running shoes. This shoe is ideal for a comfortable and stable daily trainer. Some reviewers also found it ideal for long, slow runs.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

To incorporate breathability into the design of the Puma Faas 1000, mesh material was incorporated into the upper unit of this shoe. The mesh material allows for adequate air flow and ventilation throughout the shoe. The Puma Faas 1000 does a decent job of incorporating breathability into it’s design while still maintaining optimal levels of comfort and stability.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Puma Faas 1000 is a comfortable shoe. This first version of the Faas line is designed to Puma’s edition of a maximum cushioned shoe. Many reviewers felt that this shoe was not as “extremely” cushioned as other max cushioned shoes. The Puma Faas 1000 does an excellent job of blending stability with comfort. The Faasfoam+ midsole is a key feature in this shoe. This midsole provides comfort and stability. It can be described as soft and agile. The plush upper unit is also designed to be secure and comfortable. Although it is not a seamless upper, it features a plush tongue and collar. Overall, comfort is one of the main pros in running in the Puma Faas 1000.
Style
Style

Style

The style of the Puma Faas 1000 can be described as bulky and bright. This shoe offers many different color options. The bulkiness is derived from the thick layered midsole and outsole. However, Bulkiness can be expected in a maximum cushioned shoe. The Puma Faas 1000 is a bold shoe that is slightly bulky, but offers ideal amounts of comfort and stability.
Durability
Durability

Durability

To increase the level of durability in the Puma Faas 1000, two types of rubber were used on the outsole of the shoe. Everride+ is a blown rubber that is featured in the forefoot of the outsole. This placement provides solid ground contact and toe-off. The outsole of the Puma Faas 1000 also utilizes Evertrack; a high abrasion rubber. The Evertrack rubber is concentrated in the high wear areas of the outsole. This placement improves the durability of the shoe. The Faasfoam+ midsole is also designed to be durable. It is created out of well blended foam and rubber. The Faasfoam+ midsole not only adds durability, it also adds stability and responsiveness. Overall, when used properly on roads and pavements, the Puma Faas 1000 is a durable shoe.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Puma Faas 1000 is designed to be a maximum comfort shoe. This shoe protects your feet from strain by providing ideal amounts of comfort and stability. The outsole of the Faas 1000 utilizes a combination of Everride+ and Evertrack rubbers. The combination of high abrasion rubbers increase durability and provide traction; ensuring a smooth and safe run. The Everfit® lacing sytem is designed to provide a secure fit, keeping the shoe in place during runs and overall adding protection to your feet. The Puma Faas 1000 also offers ample amounts of arch support; protecting against strain.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

When comparing the Puma Faas 1000 to other maximum comfort shoes, it is safe to say that this shoe offers adequate amounts of responsiveness. The outsole that features both Everride+ and Evertrack is responsive to the ground and provides runners with a smooth ride. The one-piece midsole that is comprised of a thick layer of Faasfoam+ is designed to be responsive and soft. The Puma Faas 1000 is not as responsive as other more minimally designed shoes, however, it does offer an adequate amount of responsiveness for a maximum cushioned shoe.
Support
Support

Support

To increase the level of support, the Puma Faas 1000 utilizes a one-piece midsole. This midsole that is made out of Faasfoam+, is both comfortable and supportive. The upper unit of the Faas 1000 utilizes Puma’s specially designed Everfit® lacing system. This system is designed to provide your foot with support and a solid secure fit. The overlays found throughout the upper portion of the Puma Faas 1000 also ingrate an adequate level of support. Most people expect a max cushioned shoe to be supportive, and the Puma Faas 1000 does not disappoint. This shoe offers runners a smooth, secure ride; ideal for daily training and long, slow runs.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Puma Faas 1000 is designed to be used on roads and pavements. This shoe is designed to be a maximum comfort shoe; offering runners cushioning, stability, and full foot control. The unique tread design found on the outsole of the shoe performs best on roads and pavements. The treads are not thick enough to safely provide a durability and adequate traction for off-road running. Some reviewers mention that the tread design on the Puma Faas 1000 tends to pick up little stones while running. Overall, when used on the intended terrain of roads and pavements, the Puma Faas 1000 is a comfortable and competent shoe that offers durability and security.
Price
Price

Price

The Puma Faas 1000 is considered to be a specialty shoe; offering maximum cushioning. The price of the Faas 1000 is set at around $130.00. This is a slightly high price for a running shoe. The premium level of cushioning and added amount of stability compensate for the price tag. When looking for a specialty shoe, such as a maximum cushioned shoe, it is common to expect to pay a higher price. Many reviewers were impressed with the smooth ride that the Puma Faas 1000 is able to offer.
Traction
Traction

Traction

To provide runners with adequate traction for a safe and confident running experience, the Puma Faas 1000 utilizes two types of rubber on it’s outsole. The Everride+ blown rubber is concentrated on the forefoot area of the shoe. This rubber provides the Puma Faas 1000 with a solid toe-off and a smooth gait. Puma’s specially designed Evertrack high abrasion rubber is placed specifically in the high wear areas of the shoe. The combination of these two rubbers provide a well balanced amount of traction to the Faas 1000. The level of traction found in the Puma Faas 1000 ensures a confident and smooth running experience.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Puma Faas 1000 is a well blended maximum cushioned running shoe. However, many reviewers found this shoe to be a bit stiff. Despite the soft and agile feel of the Faasfoam+ midsole, the thickness subtracts from the amount of flexibility offered. Also, the Puma Faas 1000 is exceptional in it’s ability to blend stability and comfort. The upper unit of the shoe features the EverFit® lacing system. This lacing system is designed to provide a secure fit, but it does not allow for much flexibility. If you are seeking a shoe that is extremely flexible, the Puma Faas 1000 may not be the shoe for you, however, if you are seeking a comfortable and stable shoe, then you will enjoy the Puma Faas 1000.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Puma Faas 1000 is an extremely stable shoe. The thick layer of Faasfoam+ found in the outsole provides both a solid comfortable platform and stability. Most shoes sacrifice comfort for stability, but the Puma Faas 100 does an excellent job of providing both. The secure fit of the upper unit also provides runners with stability.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Puma Faas 1000 features a high drop of 11.6mm. A higher drop is designed to propel your foot forward and to minimize shock upon impact. Most runners who have used a traditional running shoe will be comfortable with the drop of the Puma Faas 1000. The drop, along with the excellent arch support work together to protect your feet from strain and impact.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Evertrack high abrasion rubber
• Everride+ injected blown rubber
• FaasFoam+ midsole
• EverFit®
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Puma Faas 1000 is a maximum cushioned shoe that offers a solid, comfortable platform and an exceptional level of stability. The outsole that is a combination of Evertrack and Everride+ rubber provide traction and durability. However, keep in mind that this outsole tends to pick up little rocks. The one-piece thick midsole made out of Faasfoam+ is responsive and offers runners an adequate amount of foot control. The upper features the Everfit® lacing system. This system is designed to provide security and a customizable fit. The lacing system can be hard to use many not work well for some runners with narrow feet. Despite the fact that the upper unit is not seamless, the plush tongue and collar increase the Faas 1000’s level of comfort. Overall, the Puma Faas is a fully cushioned, stable shoe that offers foot control and a smooth comfortable ride. This shoe is ideal for use as a daily trainer and for long slow runs.