Puma Bravery 2

8.6
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Puma Bravery 2 Review Facts

A versatile shoe created for daily usage, the second release of the Puma Bravery model was constructed to be more durable and comfortable than its predecessor. Its sturdy Evertrack outsole and EVA Foam midsole are still present to provide long-lasting wear and a cushioned stride. The upper’s heathered pattern was replaced with a more monochromatic mesh. And additional synthetic striped designs act as a TPU cage to ensure a more stable wear. Reviewers were pleased to see its enhanced style and structure paired with the same supportive base and breathable materials. Of course, because the Bravery 2 is intended to be used more as a lifestyle shoe, it does not offer much when it comes to support and stability, so shouldn’t be used for heavy outdoor athletic.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

- A lightweight fit

- Very affordable price tag

- Fits true to size

- Breathable materials

- Comfortable and flexible

- Durable rubber outsole

Cons

- Upper is not very durable

- Lack of stabilizing features

- Not all-weather shoes

Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

Just like the original model, the Puma Bravery 2 was built with an Evertrack rubber outsole to maintain the durable grip this line is known for. Its tread pattern closely resembles a series of computer keyboards and includes deep flex grooves the ensure a more flexible stride. Despite not being a true athletic shoe, reviewers were extremely happy with how much traction they received and how well the outsole continued to hold up over time after many walks on road terrains. Some reviewers even felt secure enough while wearing these during a hike, though it’s strongly advised that they not do this more than once.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

Just like its predecessor, the Puma Bravery 2 utilizes an EVA Foam midsole. A long-popular material for shoe construction, designers know they can rely on its shock absorbing qualities and its ability to stay durable and flexible. This makes it perfect for an everyday shoe like the Bravery 2, as reviewers felt completely supported throughout the day. The also enjoyed the breathable cushioning offered by its Ortholite footbed, saying it kept them dry until they took them off.
Upper
Upper

Upper

In keeping with Puma’s long-standing design model, the Bravery 2’s upper is constructed primarily of mesh and includes some synthetic overlays for style and additional stability. An arched line and color-matching stripes are placed on the foot’s lateral side, acting as a TPU cage for added structure, while Puma’s famous logo features near the arch. A traditional lacing system provides a secure fit, and inner padding ensures incredible comfort. Reviewers love its simple designs, cushioned inner, and how much room they were offered in the toe area.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Puma Bravery 2 is extremely lightweight, with men’s sizes averaging at 8oz and women’s at around 7oz. Many of their lifestyle shoes are known to weigh less than those by other well-known brands. Most reviewers enjoy this as it not only makes the shoe easier to slip on, but it also allows for completely unrestricted movement as they go about their daily tasks.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Because knit and mesh have long been common materials for Puma’s shoes, all of their models have a high level of breathability. So the Bravery 2 model is no exception. And when paired with the shoe’s Ortholite footbed, reviewers take notice of how much drier and more comfortable their foot feels throughout the day. In addition, the amount of odor is reduced and there’s less risk of possible infections or blisters.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Reviewers across all platforms can’t stop raving about the level of comfort the Puma bravery offers them. Not only does it fit true to size, but its inner liner and Ortholite footbed provided incredible cushioning that they felt throughout their day no matter what activities they were doing. The rubber outsole and EVA foam midsole also ensured reduced impact and lessened pain. Many buyers also took notice of how much toe room they were offered. Combined with the level of breathability and flexibility that these same features offer, reviewers were given what they now call their perfect everyday shoe.
Style
Style

Style

Though the Bravery 2’s design is mostly minimal, reviewers still find the shoe to be quite stylish and easy to pair with different looks. Its synthetic striped detailing doesn’t just make for an interesting design, it also acts as a TPU cage to offer a minimal amount of support. The brand’s famous logo is prominently featured just above the arch. It even features a traditional lacing system, with Puma’s signature rounded laces, for a secure fit. The mesh upper’s heathered pattern has been swapped out for a more monochrome look. What truly draws buyers in is that it’s available in some very unique color options. There’s a grey model with black and bright orange detailing, a sky blue model featuring neon yellow, and a cayenne color paired with some light blue. For those who aren’t interested in wild colors, a basic charcoal grey and silver option can also be found.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Bravery 2 has proven to be noticeably more durable than the previous model. Reviewers are highly impressed with how much better this shoe’s outsole withstands heavy wear. They have even used it for gym sessions and found that it continued to perform perfectly. Its EVA foam midsole and Ortholite footbed also manage to maintain their shape after being worn for many months. Still, its upper has been known to wear and tear over time. Though a few reviewers have worn these shoes on at least one hiking trip, it’s still recommended that they find another option for outdoor sports.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Because the Puma Bravery 2 is meant more for everyday life than it is for athletics, reviewers quickly learn that it’s unable to offer them much protection. The rubber outsole still proves to have a strong enough traction to prevent most accidents and slips. The EVA foam midsole reduces impact and, with that, the amount of pain the wearer might feel at the end of their day. The breathable nature of the mesh upper and Ortholite footbed ensure a breathable wear that keeps infections, rashes, and blisters at bay. Its upper, on the other hand, has been known to fray and tear over time. There is also no online information of how well it performs in the rain, so it’s best to assume that these are not all-weather shoes.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

According to most reviewers, the Puma Bravery 2’s features are as responsive as one would need them to be for everyday wear. The rubber outsole’s tread pattern is able to adapt nicely to multiple surfaces, even for extremely rare use during outdoor sports. The EVA foam midsole ensures all-day cushioning and transfers energy back into each step, and the Ortholite footbed works quickly to remove sweat from the foot. In addition, its mesh upper allows the wearer to move their foot in a completely natural form no matter their activity.
Support
Support

Support

The Puma Bravery 2 does not offer a whole lot when it comes to supportive features, as it’s focused primarily on comfort and style. Its outsole still does provide a secure base to keep the wearer going throughout the day. And its EVA foam midsole and Ortholite footbed ensure constant cushioning and reduce impact. Even the shoe’s minor and stylistic TPU cage, based on the shoe’s lateral side, ensure that it still retains its shape. All that said, those with conditions such as collapsed arches will be anything but satisfied with this particular model.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

Despite the fact that this shoe is intended more for daily use than it is for light athletics, reviewers claim that they have worn their Puma Bravery 2's on many different terrains. The Evertrack rubber outsoles strong and long-lasting grip make it extremely dependable on many different road surfaces. And, though this is not the shoe’s intended use, a few buyers say that it held up incredibly well as they wore it for hiking. While this is fine once or twice, doing so on a regular basis will cause the shoe to break down and fall apart much faster than it would otherwise.
Price
Price

Price

Across the board, and almost since the brand was established, Puma’s shoes have always run for much less than other popular athletic brands like Adidas and Nike. When considering this, it makes the Bravery 2’s low cost of $75 anything but a surprise. Buyers love that they can still find an exceptionally made running shoe that they can wear daily for such a relatively cheap price.
Traction
Traction

Traction

Even though the Bravery 2’s primary selling points are its comfort level and attractive color range, it’s the shoe’s surprisingly strong traction that makes consumers repeatedly choose this shoe for daily use. Its Evertrack outsole features a boxy tread pattern, closely resembling a series of computer keyboards, that provides the perfect amount of grip for multiple everyday surfaces. Reviewers were able to securely use this shoe at the gym and while out for multiple jogs. During the rare time that they even used the Bravery 2 for outdoor sports, they were still offered incredible traction.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Aside from its level of comfort and style, runners also love how flexible the Puma Bravery 2 is. While strong and durable, the deep flex grooves cut into the shoe’s Evertrack outsole allows for a high range of mobility to match the shoe’s other materials. The EVA foam that constructs its midsole is well known for being pliable and staying so over a long period of time, and the Ortholite footbed completely follows the wearer's movements without losing its natural shape. Even with all this, the Bravery 2’s level of flexibility is owed mainly to its mesh upper. Lightweight and breathable, it offers the best range of motion one can find in order to stay completely comfortable.
Stability
Stability

Stability

As stated before, the Puma Bravery 2 does not come with very strong stabilizing features. The rubber outsole and EVA foam midsole provide a durable yet cushiony base to keep the wearer going on many different terrains. And, according to some reviewers, its traditional lacing system goes all day without coming undone easily and ensures that the foot stays in place. Even the synthetic designs on the shoe’s upper allow it to retain its shape for many months. Other than these features, there are no characteristics that provide stronger stability or corrective measures. For serious runners, or those with foot conditions that need correcting, there are other shoes within the Puma brand that can offer truly stabilizing features.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Puma Bravery 2 features the average athletic shoe heel-to-toe drop of 10mm, with a heel height of 28mm and a toe height of 18mm. According to some reviewers, this adds to the shoe's comfort level and natural range of motion. It also greatly pleases those runners who walk heel-first or those who at least prefer significant heel cushioning.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Affordable price tag of $75
- Durable Evertrack rubber outsole
- EVA foam midsole for shock absorption
- Ortholite footbed to remove sweat and odor
- Breathable and flexible mesh upper
- Very lightweight and comfortable fit
- Available in some unique color pairings
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Puma Bravery 2 is definitely an appealing shoe, thanks primarily to its unique and attractive color range. While this is what draws buyers in, its lightweight and breathable comfort and surprisingly durable traction ensure that they continue to reach for this shoe when they need something meant for everyday wear. Of course, it’s not without its downsides. Its upper materials are known to tear, and it lacks that stability features needed for heavy athletics. Those who trail run frequently or live with minor foot conditions will be less than satisfied with what this shoe has to offer. Still, for those who are in need of a stylish and comfortable shoe to that they can wear almost anywhere they go, the Bravery 2 would be an incredible choice.