Puma Faas 300 v2

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The Puma Faas 300 v2 is a versatile shoe that can be used for both tempo training and for long distance runs. The Faas 300 v2 is a well-balanced blend of comfort, stability, flexibility, and breathability. This shoe is affordable and has a brightly colored modern design. The Puma Faas 300 v2 features a combination of abrasion resistant EverRide and EverTrack rubber on the outsole. Along with the impressive combination outsole, the Faas 300 v2 utilizes a FaasFoam+ midsole, ideal for comfort and stability. The lightweight synthetic upper is extremely breathable and has reflective details that make low-light running a safe option.  This shoe is a stability shoe and works well for runners who are overpronators or looking for additional support.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • FaasFoam+ midsole; ideal for comfort and flexible stability
  • A combination rubber outsole consisting of EverRide and EverTrack with high abrasion resistant qualities
  • Anti-microbial EcoOrthoLite® sockliner
  • Forefoot flex grooves
  • A wide toe box featuring TPU protection
  • An extremely breathable lightweight synthetic upper
  • Good for overpronators
Cons
  • Narrow fit
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Puma Faas 300 v2 has an outsole that is divided into two separate portions. Towards the back of the outsole, the shoe uses EverTrack rubber and towards the front of the shoe, EverRide rubber is present. The combination of these two abrasive-resistant rubbers ensures ideal traction and excellent durability. The outsole also utilizes forefront flex grooves, providing the Puma 300 v2 with flexibility and ideal traction. The two types of thick abrasive-resistant rubbers create excellent ground contact while running.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Puma Faas 300 v2 has a midsole that is comprised of FaasFoam+, a lightweight, cushioned, and durable foam. The well designed FaasFoam+ ensures comfort and durability. The Faas 300 v2 also features a Faas Engineered Stability zone, creating a slightly higher arch for medial support and helping to create a neutral gait while running. Along with these features, the Puma Faas 300 v2 has a forefoot lockdown that locks the foot to the midsole, creating support and keeping the shoe in place while running. Additionally, the Puma Faas 300 v2 also has a perforated EVA insole, adding even more breathability and cushioning.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Puma Faas 300 v2 features a minimal style. The upper is made out of a synthetic mesh material that is extremely breathable. The 360-degree air mesh is ideal for allowing air to flow throughout the shoe while running, creating a more comfortable feel. The removable anti-microbial EcoOrthoLite® sock liner adds to the amount of freshness that the Puma Faas 300 v2 creates. The sock liner is eco-conscious and it adds to the level of comfort in the Faas 300 v2. The upper of the Puma Faas 300 v2 comes in bright modern colors and the lace-up closure ensures a snug and comfortable fit. The uppers also feature lightweight overlays with reflective detail, making the Puma Faas 300 v2 a safe shoe to use in low light running.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Puma Faas 300 v2 is considered a lightweight shoe. This shoe is designed to be lightweight enough for tempo training, but comfortable and supportive enough for long distance running. The men’s version weighs in at around 9.1 ounces and the women’s version weighs in at around 7.5 ounces. The lightweight quality of this shoe along with its durability and comfort make it an ideal racing shoe.
Beathability
Beathability

Beathability

The Puma Faas 300 v2 is an extremely breathable shoe. The uppers consist of a synthetic mesh material that ensures 360-degree ventilation, the optimal amount of breathability. Along with the well-designed uppers, the shoe boast’s a perforated EVA midsole that not only adds breathability but also added cushioning. The Puma Faas 300 v2 keeps your feet cool and fresh no matter what type of running you are doing.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Comfort was intentionally incorporated into the design of the Puma Faas 300 v2. The midsole is made out of FaasFoam+. This foam is well cushioned, providing optimal comfort. The specially designed foam also adds durability and support. The perforated insole provides breathability and comfort. The synthetic mesh uppers prevent your feet from overheating during runs and therefore adds to the amount of comfort offered by this shoe. Overall, the Puma Faas 300 v2 is a well breathable, supportive and comfortable shoe.
Style
Style

Style

The Puma Faas 300 v2 features a minimally styled upper and a sleek modern design. This shoe is not only comfortable, but it is also very appealing to many runners. The bold bright colors and authentic Puma logo make this shoe a stylish option.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Puma Faas 300 v2 features a dual outsole, comprised of both EverRide and EverTrack. Both of these rubbers are highly abrasive-resistant. These thick rubbers are durable and prevent the outsole from wearing out prematurely. Along with the well-designed outsole, the Faas 300 v2 features FaasFoam+, a midsole foam that adds comfort and durability. The Puma Faas 300 v2 does an excellent job of incorporating durabilityinto its lightweight design.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The highly abrasive-resistant outsole of the Puma Faas 300 v2 provides protection while maintaining traction and flexibility. The TPU toe box is designed to protect your toes while running. This toe cap is uniquely designed to be both lightweight and protective. The FaasFoam+ and Faas Engineered Stability zone protect by adding a slightly higher arch for medial support while running. The FaasFoam+ is also designed to minimalize impact and give your foot a better rebound while running. For a minimally designed lightweight shoe, the Puma Faas 300 v2 does an adequate job of providing protection while running, making this shoe a a good road running option.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The lightweight feel and well-placed flex grooves on the outsole of the Puma Faas 300 v2 ensure a moderate amount of responsiveness while running. The Puma Faas 300 v2 has a durable but lightweight outsole that protects your feet and provides optimal traction. The FaasFoam+ located in the midsole provides comfort and a certain amount of responsiveness to your foot’s natural movements while running. The shoe is not a fully minimalistic shoe and therefore does not provide extreme amounts of responsiveness. The Puma Faas 300 v2 however, does do a good job of combining comfort, support, and flexibility, ensuring that a moderate amount of responsiveness while running.
Support
Support

Support

The Puma Faas 300 v2 features a lightweight upper that is extremely breathable. Despite the upper’s minimalistic design, it also provides ample support to your feet while running. The reflective overlays that make low light running an option, also offer support for your feet. The forefoot lockdown feature in the midsole prevents your foot from slipping out of the shoe while running. The FaasFoam+ midsole is designed to add comfort, stability, and support to your feet, supporting a neutral running gait. The Faas 300 v2 also utilizes a Faas Engineered Stability zone that helps to support a higher arch on the medial side. The lace up closure keeps the Puma Faas 300 v2 snug and tight, giving your foot support and providing you with confidence while running.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Puma Faas 300 v2 is designed to be a versatile shoe, ideal for tempo training and long distance running. This shoe performs best on roads and pavements. The outsole is made of a thick abrasive resistant rubber, but it is not specifically designed to hold up to the rigours of extreme trail running. The combination outsole of EverRide and EverTrack rubber performs best when used on roads. The outsole is designed to give both traction and durability.
Price
Price

Price

The Puma Faas 300 v2 is an affordable running shoe option that offers both versatility and comfort. The shoe cost around $63, making this an affordable running shoe. The combined levels of comfort, breathability, and support make this shoe a worthwhile purchase. The bright modern colors and popular Puma logo add to this shoe’s level of desirability.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The combination outsole of the Puma Faas 300 v2 gives it a good amount of traction. The EverTrack rubber located towards the back of the shoe provides durability and solid grip. The EverRide rubber located toward the front of the shoe also provides traction and a supportive rebound while running.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The flex grooves located along the outsole of the Puma Faas 300 v2 ensure optimal amounts of flexibility while running. These well-placed flex grooves allow the shoe to bend with the natural movements of your feet. The FaasFoam+ midsole is not only comfortable, but it is also flexible. The lightweight uppers are able to bend and move because of their minimalistic design. The combined features from the outsoles, midsoles, and uppers allow for a good deal of flexibility and natural foot movement.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Puma Faas 300 v2 is a stability shoe. It features a Faas Engineered Stability zone that not only implements stability, it also supports a slightly higher medial arch. The FaasFoam+ midsole uses supportCELL technology to create optimal stability while running. The combination rubber outsoles also provide ideal traction and stability while running. Overall, the Puma Faas 300 v2 is a well-designed shoe that provides optimal stability in a lightweight design.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Puma Faas 300 v2 features an 8mm drop. This drop is slightly lower than a traditional shoe, which averages on around 10mm, but is more supportive than a minimal shoe that uses a zero drop to 5mm drop platform. The slightly lower drop of the Puma Faas 300 v2 provides better ground contact while maintaining ideal amounts of comfort and support. The Puma Faas 300 v2 does an adequate job of diffusing impact while running and the slightly lower drop is a good middle ground between minimalistic shoes and traditional running shoes.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Faas Engineered Stability Zone
• FaasFoam+ midsole foam
• Anti-microbial EcoOrthoLite® sock liner
• Perforated EVA insole
• Protective TPU toe box
• Combination Outsole feature EverRide and EverTrack rubber
• Breathable synthetic mesh upper
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Puma Faas 300 v2 is a well-designed lightweight running shoe. This shoe is a powerful blend of comfort, breathability, and support. The Faas 300 v2 features reflective details that make this shoe safe for low light running. The combination outsoles featuring EverRide and EverTrack rubber ensure ideal amounts of traction and grip. The FaasFoam+ midsole adds comfort and flexibility to your runs. The ultra lightweight breathable upper keeps air flowing and prevent your feet from overheating. The Puma Faas 300 v2 is a versatile running shoe that is adequate for tempo training and long distance running. This shoe can be used for a variety of running styles. Keep in mind that the Puma Faas 300 v2 is designed to be used on roads and pavements. Many reviewers found this shoe to be both comfortable and durable. The affordability and stylish design make this shoe a positive investment. Overall, the Puma Faas 300 v2 is a well designed lightweight shoe that is comfortable, breathable, and supportive.