Puma Voltage Disc

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Puma Voltage Disc Review Facts

To buy or not to buy that truly is the question as it pertains to this specific sneaker.  Although there are a multitude of great compliments to be said about this show, there are equally that many complaints to be said about it as well. The love-hate opinion that many runners have for this particular shoe is due in part to the added features that offer great benefits to the runner, however, at the expense of taking away some good qualities about the sneaker.

The Puma Voltage Disc offers a great level of cushioning and support for the runner along with providing a high level of comfort and snugness for the runner. The fit that the shoe provides the runners has been well received and many runners have praised the sneaker for this feature. These qualities have been the hallmark of the sneaker along with it’s very stylish and visually appealing look. The style of this sneaker truly deserves the praise and compliments it has received.

However, the durability has received many complaints and the ease with which the show can start to wear and tear will make many people second guess purchasing this model. The Voltage Disc are great for competitions. It is not uncommon to see many runners using these sneakers on the race tracks.

The good and bad of this sneaker truly does force the question, “To buy or not to buy”; that really is the question.

 

 

 

 

 

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Many Runners have praised and complimented how the Puma voltage disc allowed for cushioning and support
  • The flexibility and the responsiveness of the sneaker was extremely helpful to the runner because of the cushioning system
  • Many runners praised how comfortable the sneaker felt while wearing it and while running
  • The price of the sneaker, depending on the buyer, was met fairly positively
  • The upper has been received well because of the soft and plush feel it provides the runners
  • The sneaker has been said by many runners to be visually appealing; the sexy and sleek design alone will make you want to buy the sneaker
Cons
  • The rubber outsole has been received well for its weak durability. Many runners have complained that only after a few runs it would start to come apart
  • Some runners viewed the sneaker as too narrow
  • Some runners were disappointed with the size of the sneaker; believing it to be small
  • Despite its visual appeal it is not that popular
  • It is in the bottom 10% of the most popular sneakers in the marketplace
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of this sneaker uses durable carbon rubber that is meant to protect the runner's semi-circle cushions pods found in the outsole against wear and tear. However, the major con, if not the number one problem of this sneaker, is that it fails to fully meet the expectations it set after. The wear and tear of the outsole have really been received badly by runners.  

However, on a lighter note, the outsole provided a semicircle pod that allows for more air to flow in the sneaker and also provides more breathability as well as a higher level of comfort to the runner. 
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

This iteration of the sneaker utilizes Ethylene Vinyl Acetate to provide adequate amounts of foot cushioning and relief for the runner. The voltage technology also offers great amounts of cushioning for the runner and this feature has been a trait that many runners have praised about the sneaker. 

The midsole is the where the sneaker truly effulgent. Because of the many features found in the midsole, the sneaker offers a greater amount of benefits.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper uses a breathable mesh material that allows for maximum air flow throughout the sneaker.  The foam that is also incorporated into the sneaker fits around the foot to naturally fit the sneaker. 

However, the most significant feature of the sneaker is the lacing system. The Puma voltage does not use traditional laces but uses a system that twists and turns the upper and helps to provide a better fit for the runner. 

This has been praised by many runners and is perhaps one of the best features to the sneaker. Say goodbye to your laces coming apart while running and say hello to the new Puma lace-less system.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The median weight of the Voltage Disc is 215g for both men and women. This weight is in the middle range for running shoes despite their smaller size. However, it is important to know that the weight of the sneakers will also be determined by the size of the sneaker. 

Sneakers weight also affect the runners running experience. So for many runners, they look for sneakers that will be lightweight yet very durable. 
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The upper mesh provides the runner a supreme level of breathability and this is due to the mesh that is used in the upper which is soft and plush. However, the major reason for this sneaker to have the supreme level of breathability is the semi-circle pods found in the underfoot which allows for more air to enter the sneaker and provides not only more breathability for the runner but also offers a great amount of comfort for the runner. 
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The amount of comfort the shoe provides the runners have been received very well and this is due primarily to the fact of the voltage disc system, which offers a superlative amount of cushioning and support. Thanks to the high level of flexibility in the outsole and midsole it also allows for greater responsiveness.

The semi curve of the sneaker also follows the natural curve of the runner's natural foot. This is what makes it provide incredible comfort and the responsiveness for the runner.
Style
Style

Style

The style of the sneaker, despite some of its many flaws, has been received very well by the runners. The visual look is one of the reasons so many people have been drawn to this particular sneaker. The sporty look has made many individuals take a second glance.

Durability
Durability

Durability

The durability of the sneaker has had many complaints by runners and rightly so. After only a few runs with these sneakers, many runners have complained about how the outsole of the sneaker would fall apart. This is significant because these sneakers were degenerating quickly to the wear and tear on the road. 

For those who like to hike or run on tougher terrain, these sneakers aren't especially good for that purpose. The durability leaves a lot of room for improvement. 
Protection
Protection

Protection

The sneaker provides little protection against the weather or the terrain.. Although the outsole uses carbon rubber to protect the semi-circle pods found in the underfoot from wear and tear, it fails to fully achieve this goal. 
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Puma Voltage Disc has a salient responsiveness that is easily seen. The sneaker is able to provide a great amount of responsiveness because of the flexibility in the sneaker.
Support
Support

Support

The sneaker has been complimented by many runners for the support it provides. The support that is provided for the runner is due to the Voltage Disc that has been incorporated into the sneaker. 

The voltage disc also has an additional feature that allows for supreme levels of comfort for the runners. 
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

These sneakers were specifically designed for the road. However, because of the lack of durability of the rubber outsole, these sneakers easily fall victim to wear and tear. For those who enjoy running on tougher terrain or multiple terrains, it is recommended that runners do not use these sneakers on more rugged terrains such as mountains or rocky areas. 

Because of the weak rubber durability, it is recommended that to use these sneakers more for the gym, although they were designed for outdoors. The numerous complaints about the weak rubber durability of the outsole detail many incidents of the shoes underfoot coming apart. 
Price
Price

Price

The initial MSRP of this sneaker was $135, which is a bit high considering the durability issues presented by the Voltage Disc. However, since the shoe is an older model, it is likely to be found for significantly reduced prices through online retailers.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The traction this shoe provides is initially well received. While the shoe provides superb levels of responsiveness and allows for a great running experience it is also important to know that the traction deteriorates quickly in this shoe due to the quick wear of the outsole.

As stated numerous times throughout the review, the major problem with this sneaker is the fact that the outsole is easily led to wear and tear and once the sneaker loses it’s wear, especially in the outsole, the amount of traction is decreased significantly. 
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The flexibility of this shoe has been complimented by many runners. The flexibility is so impressive as a result of the flexible rubber outsole, midsole, and upper.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Aside from the cushioning and the comfort of the sneaker, the hallmark of the sneaker as been the stability it provides runners. The stability comes from a superb cushioning system found in the midsole. 

Thanks to the foam material and the extremely beneficial voltage system found in the midsole, this shoe offers a great level of stability to the runner and allows for a much more responsive and steady running experience. 
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of this sneaker is 12mm for both in men and women. This is a neutral shoe. 
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

The updates in this sneaker received are many, which include:

The hallmark of this sneaker has been the sporty and stylish design
The sneakers upper has received an update in the lacing system 
The sneaker provides a twist- to- turn component that provides adequate amounts of fit and snugness for the foot 
The breathability of the sneaker is due because of the breakable mesh that is made of foam that snugs the foot securely
The underfoot offers a great soft and responsive experience to the runner
The underfoot also has a unique feature that has been added to it which are semi-circular pods. These pods are filled with air and allow for more comfort for the runner because as the runner places their weight on the sneaker the semicircular pods compress when the weight is placed on them and then return back to normal when weight is off of them. 
The many new features that have been added to this sneaker has offered some very innovative techniques to running shoes. Especially in the form of the laceless system. That has been received very well may many runners and offers a truly less stressful running experience. 

For many runners, who have to stop in the middle of their run to re-lace their sneaker can be very irritating. However, the laceless system brilliantly fixes this problem and with style. Speaking of style, the sneaker itself has also been praised because of its visually appealing look.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

This shoe is very much a dichotomy in the sense that it offers a great deal of cool and innovative features, especially in the lacing system and the semi-circle pods, However, it fails to execute the newly added features to the highest level possible. 

The outsole durability has not been received well and for many, after only a few runs it would start to fall apart. The price also can steer people away because of the many cons of the sneakers. It has a very stylish look and offers a great amount of the comfort and support to the runners. However, there are many other sneakers out there that provide a better running experience overall. The popularity of the sneaker is at the bottom 10% of the sneakers in the marketplace. 

The style of the sneaker again is very impressive and is visually appealing. However, for a sneaker that looks good, it proves that looks aren't the only thing that is important, especially in a running sneaker.

To buy or not to buy this sneaker is really the question; which only you can answer.