PUMA AXIS REVIEW – so late

I wrote sometime in February 2012:

So far, after a few runs with the new shoe:

  • very nice cushioning. you can actually feel the soft cushioning while walking or running.
  • for a neutral pronator, like me, this shoe works just fine.
  • aside from it’s nice look, i like the wide toe box.

We’d find out more when or where or what hotspots will (if ever) develop, and some more. Soon, we will find out. After a few more runs, at different distances.

  • Enough firm cushioning to protect your body from impact forces?
  • A supportive shoe that bends at the forefoot, not at the arch?
  • A comfortable shoe with a superb balance of cushioning and support?
  • A well-cushioned lightweight shoe with a touch of stability?
  • A light, well-cushioned platform and an upper that’s snugly holds the instep?
  • A light and comfortable trainer with moderate cushioning and support?
  • A stable ride that isn’t too soft or too heavy?
  • A shoe that feels barely there yet provides balanced cushioning?

Now, with 310 kms of mileage, I can easily answer my own questions. 🙂

  1. There’s not much cushioning in it. After a few kilometers past 3-kms, the pain would start to surface.
  2. Yes, it bends on the forefoot – which is nice.
  3. There’s really not much cushioning and support. The heel counter is a bit tough though.
  4. It’s not lightweight at all. I don’t find any stability – but it’s a tough shoe.
  5. I use it as a trainer. I don’t think it’s even close to being moderate.
  6. It’s a heavy shoe – in the long run. 🙂
  7. Again, not much cushioning.

If it’s good at anything – it’s good for a short speed run. 3K at least. Go at your max effort and it will take you. Going beyond – makes me feel foot pain.

It looks good too. I like the color combination, and the lacing.

I like to walk with it too.

🙂

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