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Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe

Men's Puma Mobium Elite

Item #PMA482
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Men's PUMA® MOBIUM ELITE :: Sink your feet into one of the savviest, new technologies to hit the market when you slip on the men's Puma® Mobium Elite. Experience added spring in your step, plus plenty of support from this revolutionary running shoe that expands and contracts in all directions, right along with your foot. Love the way it enhances your natural movements with the Mobium Band, a finely-tuned elasticized band that ads extra bounce and stability exactly where and when your foot needs it most. If you're a midfoot striker, this running shoe offers something completely new in the market that you definitely won't want to miss. 8.5 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Mobium Elite's tech system: Adapts to your foot's expansion and contraction to encourage mid-foot striking and efficiency
  • Windlass Chassis: Changes in length, height and proportion along with your foot's natural movement
  • Mobium band, inspired by the foot's tendon: Increases spring in your step with every increase in force applied
  • Expansion pods: Provides cushioning, protection and flexibility exactly where you need it most
  • Adaptive design expands and contracts with your foot: Maximizes energy and propels you forward past your every notion of running
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Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe
 
4.0

(based on 15 reviews)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Fast (8)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Arch support (6)

Cons

  • Poor support / stability (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (5), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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2.0

Update to Enigma Review

By Bro. Dave

from La Costa, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

      The upper has started deteriorating after 150 miles. Shoe looks new, but has already broken down after relatively easy use. Shoe was used on pavement primarily for 6 mile outings and properly maintained. Unfortunately, the upper gave way after about 95 days due to it being part of my rotation. Would have liked to return it.

       
      4.0

      I would not hesitate to buy these again

      By GesmondC

      from Melbourne Victoria Australia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Need More Colours

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

      All rounder

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Mobium Enigma

      By bro. dave

      from La Costa, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

          This shoe is a complete enigma to me. When I put it on, it seems completely unusable, but when I run in them, they work well above average.

          It takes some extra time lacing it up in order to feel right. Part of what makes this shoe so curious is that it can strangle your ankle and at the same time, feel so loose as to have your heel slide out. ( regardless of lacing configurations). Walking around, I think this thing will never work. But somehow, they really conform to my foot while running.

          Enigma #2 - Great breathable mesh material that holds shape, but also expands with your foot... but then the tongue is a thin layer of plastic. I don't get it. Why no soft breathable material on the top of the foot(?)

          I'm a sucker for gadgets and these shoes have one. Enigma #3 - It's a gadget laden shoe that offers a "minimalist" experience. I get a real natural feeling running in these, probably even more so than Newtons. You can feel everything going on with the road below, but they also have an ample amount of forefoot cushion that is a noticeable benefit to me after 10 miles.

          I've put in over a 100 miles in them so far and have realized no loss in cushion or any signs of wear. I'm over 225lbs ( Clydesdale ), so they take some pounding. Of any shoe I've owned in the past 2 years, they've held up the best. I would advise against running on trails or gravel, as the "gadget" band is exposed on the bottom of the shoe.

          I can't quite put my finger on this shoe - I've thought about returning it, but it is still my go-to for mid distance. I hope Puma makes a few enhancements on a next generation, primarily the tongue and ankle fit, then it would be really a great shoe.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          comfortable almost minimalism

          By Dr.Bob

          from Grand Rapids MI

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

          Very comfortable, highly cushioned, does move with the foot, as claimed

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Questionable durability

          By BrettJ

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Midfoot Strike

          Cons

          • Poor Stability
          • Quality
          • Uncomfortable
          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

          I will be returning these shoes. I'm normally a road and gravel trail runner putting in about 30 miles per week. The elastic band on the bottom of these shoes is not going to hold up after a couple hundred miles because it is directly exposed to rocks and the elements.

          The shoes were not comfortable to me. I'm a size 10, normal width, and a mid-foot striker. These shoes were tight around the heel and ankle, and loose up front. I know the forefoot is expected to allow for movement, but it was too much in my case. My feet were feeling hot from excessive forefoot movement.

          I also found the soles to be hard and very loud. I'm normally a quiet and efficient runner. My full review including pictures of the bands after the first run can be seen at https://plus.google.com/u/0/101608135629412029753/posts/4sfVatETBxD

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Amazing Road Shoes!!

          By Nick

          from Germany

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Fast
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Stability

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

          I've had these Pumas for a few weeks now and they are incredibly agile and comfortable. Like some of the other reviewers have said, the shoes are a little weird at first until you get used to the way the shoe expands from your body weight. You just have to remember to walk/run/sprint normal and after a run or two you'll stop noticing it.

          I have been regularly running 2-3 miles in the mornings (2-3 days a week) and started putting about 5 miles on them every other day or so in the evening and they don't bother my feet at all. Be aware that at first your calves will probably get seriously overworked and be very sore. I have been told this is a common side-effect of adapting to "minimalist" shoes.

          My only real complaint about the shoes is they have a lax stability control. I under or over-pronate now (I can't remember which one off the top of my head) and these shoes have NO compensation for that. So my interior ankles are usually sore after long runs because the shoe doesn't prevent my foot from rolling inward as I run. Just something to think about.

          Aside from that I have no real issues. The heel on these shoes is fantastic, as long as you have a pair of socks that covers your Achilles' tendon. Otherwise you will probably get blisters there at first. I ended up having to play soccer in these one day in soft/muddy grass and they held up ridiculously well for off-road. They get dirty very fast, though and are hard to clean completely. Food for thought....Order them normal size for a perfect fit.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Running shoe

          By Collegiate Sprinter

          from Mission Viejo, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

            I've had this shoe for a little over a month now. It took some getting used to but after my 4th or 5th run I realized I had something special here. This shoe will help most with their running biomenchanics, foot strike and form. I enjoyed the cushioning, lightweight and support it offered and most of all I felt like my running form had no issues using these shoes. Great shoe and great job puma, this is one of the better running shoes out today and a great high mileage trainer and versatile enough for faster workouts as well. I was a sprinter in college so coming over to running long distance has been a process as well, but I'm a bit of a shoe junky and I enjoy trying different shoes and workouts whether long & tough or short, sprint specific workouts. If you can get used to these shoes, it will be a great shoe for you. I'd somewhat compare this to Skechers go run, Brooks pureflow, Karhu ride fulcrum and saucony Kinvara as it's lightweight and encourages you to use good running form and proper foot strike. If you heel strike it seems to propel you forward quickly and that is similar to the fulcrum and I've noticed this when I walk in these shoes. This shoe is for everyone like the brooks pureflow

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Puma rises to a new level

            By Localgovguy

            from Northern Idaho

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Fast
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

            Puma has created another winning running shoe. This shoe's innovative design and comfort makes this one of the best shoes on the market today. It is a great minimalist shoe that responds well to any running workout or race. This is a new favorite for me. I was running in the Bolt FAAS 350 but have switched to the Mobium Elite.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Almost the shoe of my dreams

            By Woody

            from Ohio

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Fast
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Cushioning

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

            The heel cushioning in the shoe is a problem. Forefoot is great. Supplemental padded insoles have helped somewhat.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            2.0

            Soft shoe - too unstable for my taste

            By Run Andrew Run

            from San Luis Obispo, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable

            Cons

            • Narrow / Tight
            • Poor Stability
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Gym

            Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

            Decent looking shoes and quite nicely finished, but that's the best it has to offer.

            I found the shoe a little uncomfortable for my foot shape. The midsole wraps up around the heel and side of the foot and digs in a bit. Quite a narrow last and I have a wide foot.

            The main problem was stability when you run on it. The shoes feels wobbly under foot, especially the heel. I get the theory of how this is made, but in my opinion the execution is lacking.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            sweet ride

            By nick

            from TN

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

                  my mobium shoes arrived earlier in the week and have been a nice change from my previous saucony kinvara trainers. looking forward to wearing in my upcoming 5K this weekend!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic Neutral Trainer!

                  By Steve

                  from Alexandria, VA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Fast
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

                    I have never worn PUMA running shoes before, but now I think I have discovered my new brand! As a neutral runner, Mobium Elite provides a great fit and is much better than my previous Nike Pegasus shoe. I never expected to enjoy running in PUMA so much, but this shoe has changed my mind. I highly recommend it!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    PUMA Is Back!!!!

                    By Graham Parker

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Fast
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

                      I ordered a pair of the new Mobium Elite shoes online and I absolutely LOVE THEM! They are super snug to my feet and make me feel super quick out on the roads. The "band" on the outsole is neat and really helps the shoe to move in a truly new and refreshing way. Plus, its super stylish :). Thanks PUMA & Road Runner Sports!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      close to perfect

                      By DocChunga

                      from Windermere

                      About Me Professional Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Cheap insole
                      • High On The Heel

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

                      Just got a pair and went for a 18 km run with hills and flats. The shoe is very fast, with excellent cushioning and rebound, width is great, lightweight, but the heel feels too high, maybe 3 mm lower, and it would be perfect. The insole is cheap, with no arch. I just cut the insole on the heel in order to lower the heal, this takes a lot of work and pacience, but doing it, I got to lower the heel about 2 mm. This shoe is like a mixture between a Newton and an Inov-8 Road X-233.
                      Have to see how it work with 100 more miles...

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome MoveCELL technology

                      By Jason

                      from San Diego, California

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Great with Jeans

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Walking

                        Comments about Mens Puma Mobium Elite Running Shoe:

                        I haven't ran in Puma's in years, but when I saw their new Mobium running shoe, I had to try it on. As soon as I stepped on the tredmill at the RRS store, I could feel how well the MoveCELL adapts to me and my movement. It expands and contracts with every step I take and and allows me to get an extra spring as I run. I think its a great concept that Puma has come up with.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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