Puma Cell Surin

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The Puma Cell Surin is a durable neutral shoe for the runner looking for moderate support and cushioning at an affordable price tag. This is a versatile cross-trainer that is perfect for the gym, including group exercise classes as well as the treadmill or other cardio equipment, the new runner, or even for everyday wear. Runners who are on their feet all day love this shoe for its added cushioning, stability and overall comfort. Many athletes commented that this is a great athletic shoe too for playing basketball or racquetball. It provides great durability to the runner through its powerful rubber outsole. This adds to the overall value of the shoe because it lasts for longer than many other, similar, models. In fact, the Cell Surin comes with a 6600-mile guarantee. The colors are eye-catching, and runners reported that they loved the signature Puma insignia and color options. The upper of the shoe features a unique ventilation system that keeps the foot cool and dry regardless of the conditions outside. Likewise, runner commented that the traction found in the outsole of the shoe is great and makes the shoe a good choice for running on slippery surfaces. The midsole is a unique Puma signature foamless midsole. The outsole is made of a durable rubber. The bottom line is that this is a comfortable, cushioned shoe for the runner who is just entering into the sport of running or for the athlete looking for a great cross trainer for the gym.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Affordable

Long lasting

Stylish

Good for over pronation support

 

Cons

Heavy

Not flexible

Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole is made using a tough rubber that provides a thick, protective layer between the foot and the pavement below it. Runners commented that this material helps maintain the new look and feel of the shoe for much longer than some of this model's competitors. Runners also commented that the outsole provides great traction for the runner, keeping them safe even on a slippery or uneven terrain.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of this shoe is very unique. The vast majority of midsoles on today’s market are constructed using a combination of foam materials. This midsole doesn’t use any foam in its design. The 10 Cell technology that Puma uses in the Cell Surin is a foamless material. This material is much more durable than a traditional foam midsole. Runners reported that it quickly bounced back to its original shape after each workout. This helps with the stability features of the shoe because it provides a firmer feel. Runners can expect to find a thermoplastic polyurethane of TPU technology in the midsole to assist with added stability for the runner who is suffering from over pronation. By improving the gait of the runner, this technology helps to reduce the risk of pain and injury. This TPU technology also provides additional support in the heel to absorb the shock of each footfall.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of this shoe is made using a combination of synthetic materials and leather. The leather provides unbeatable durability and the synthetic materials ensure that air can flow easily and freely to the foot. Runners will notice perforated ventilation units at on the forefoot and heel of the shoe. This is designed to keep air flowing in and out of the shoe. This keeps the foot cool and dry during activities. The entire upper had what runners described as “a bootie-like fit.” This can be attributed to the snug fit and the Ortholite Eco Sock liner. This sock liner wicks away sweat and keeps the shoe free from odor and bacteria. It also provides an added layer of cushioning for the runner as well.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The upper of this shoe is made with a combination of leather and synthetic materials. This unique combination provides decent ventilation for the foot. Visually, runners can see the perforations along the toes and the heel of the shoe. This provides a place for air to flow into, but also provides space for air to come out of again. This constant circulation keeps the foot dry and cool. It reduces the risk of blisters.
Weight
Weight

Weight

This is a solid shoe for the runner who is looking for protection and cushioning. This shoe offers stability features through the midfoot and heel and provides a thicker, rubber outsole. All of these features provide superior protection and comfort to the runner, but they are also heavier, and runners who are looking for a sleek, lightweight option should look elsewhere. Due to the added cushioning and heft of the shoe, this is not a shoe that is suggested for short races like a 5k, and instead, should be used for longer, slower mileage.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

This shoe offers the runner a lot of cushioning, and a lot of stability support. The midsole features a unique foamless cushioning that reduces the risk of injury but increases the overall comfort. Runners found the ventilation system of the upper to help with comfort because it regulated the temperature inside the shoe, providing the runner with a cool, dry workout every time. The combined mesh and leather materials of the upper provide a bootie-like fit that is snug and comfortable. Many runners commented that this cross trainer is a good choice for the person who has to be on their feet for long hours each day. This shoe was a hit with the professionals who stand all day like waitresses, nurses, and those in the hospitality field.
Style
Style

Style

Runners love the classic good looks that the Puma Cell Surin Cross Trainer provides. Runners commented that this shoe felt like a throwback to an older Puma style with a new, modern flair. Except to see Puma’s signature insignia along the side. The color options are classic and mature, but don’t expect to see garish bright colors offers in this shoe. One runner commented that this shoe has a “classic look of a tennis shoe” to it.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The key protective element in this shoe can be found in the midsole. The midsole offers a TPU technology that helps the runner who is struggling with overpronation issues correct their gait and lower their risk of injury in the long run. The outsole of the shoe also features powerful traction that keeps runners safe on slippery pavement. The upper of the sole protects the runner against blisters and irritation due to the added cushioning and comfort features.
Durability
Durability

Durability

One of the most positive pieces of feedback runners had for this shoe was that it provided a very durable ride. The synthetic and leather combination of the upper provides a strong shell for the shoe that is resistant to punctures. Because it is not mesh, the material doesn’t fray at all, and runners reported that the entire upper stayed looking newer for much longer than other shoes in this same class. The hexagon shape that is found along the outsole provides added durability and protection against the elements. In fact, Puma offers a 600-mile guarantee on this shoe. They guarantee that the runner can get 600 miles out of this shoe before needing to replace it.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

This shoe is not known for its responsiveness. Overall, since the shoe is so thick and protective, runners tended to not feel the road below them as well as they could in other, thinner and lighter shoes. The outsole is thicker and the drop is a traditional 12 millimeters. These features are great for protection and cushioning, but are not ideal for the runner looking for a high level of responsiveness.
Support
Support

Support

The upper of the shoe features leather overlays. These overlays work to lock the foot in place and reduce the risk of unwanted movement. Additionally, runners found the added cushioning in the heel to help support them by absorbing the shock of each footfall and reducing the overall risk of injury. Finally, Puma included a Form Strip along the side of the shoe that does more than just look visually pleasing. This Form Strip is designed to provide additional support for the athlete during their workouts.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

This shoe is specifically designed as a cross trainer or as an option for a newer runner who is just beginning to add weekly mileage to their workout schedule. The outsole of the shoe provides great traction and runners loved this shoe for basketball, track running, treadmill workouts, and various fitness classes. This is not a shoe that is suggested for trail running.
Price
Price

Price

Since there are newer models of the Cell Surin Cross Trainer, this original model can be purchased for much less. The price on this shoe is good for the new runner or the runner on a tight budget who doesn’t want to drop a lot of money on an athletic shoe. The shoe is almost half as much as the average road running or cross training shoe on the market today, and it is guaranteed to last a long time, creating an overall great value.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The outsole of this shoe is made from an ultra gripping rubber material. Runners reported that they felt protected even on slippery and wet terrain. Likewise, the grip on this shoe makes it a perfect choice for group exercise classes or the unique demands of basketball or racquet ball. Although the traction provided by this shoe is great for indoor activities or light running, it is not suitable for trail running.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The focus of this shoe is more about provides cushioning and stability than it is about providing flexibility. This shoe does provide a sock-like feel in the upper that moves with the movement of the foot, but the midsole and the outsole are thicker and designed to help with pronation issues over a more natural movement. This shoe is not designed to be a flexible shoe. This is a shoe that is more focused on stability and protection than supporting the natural movement of the foot.
Stability
Stability

Stability

This is a shoe that provides a great amount of stability. The key stability features can be found in the midsole. The TPU technology works to keep the foot upright and fights against the foot’s natural inclination to roll inward. This TPU strip runs through the middle of the shoe and provides better protection to the runner. By improving the gait, the runner is protected against knee and hip pain. This shoe also features a cushioned heel cell unit that absorbs the shock of each footfall.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop on this shoe is 12 millimeters. This is a shoe for the runner who is looking for a traditional heel drop where the heel is higher and more cushioned than the forefoot. This is not a shoe for the runner who is looking for a fast, flat running companion.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Leather upper provides support
-TPU full length stability support helps runners with over pronation issues
- Bootie like feel
- Foamless cushioning due to the 10 Cell Technology
- 600 miles guarantee
- Heel Cell Unit for added cushioning
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The original Puma Cell Surin Cross Trainer is a durable, stability shoe that is versatile enough for light running and a plethora of cross-training activities. The shoe comes in a large selection of classically appealing styles. Runners appreciated the leather and synthetic upper that wraps the foot in a bootie-like feel. The midsole is made using Puma’s patented 10 Cell Technology. This is a foamless cushioning that is designed to provide support and stability and also hold up to the wear and tear of daily use. The shoe comes with a 600-mile guarantee. Puma believes that the shoe can last at least 600 miles without needing to be replaced. Since it is an older model, the price of this shoe is perfect for the runner on a budget.