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Puma Complete Velosis 2–($125)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 1, 2010

2010 Fall Running Shoe Review Homepage

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Unlike most sequels, the Velosis 2 is better than the original. Puma improved its last to give the shoe a better fit but still one that favors lower-volume feet because of its narrow midfoot and relatively pronounced arch. Our testers call the Velosis a “good cushioned trainer for the neutral runner or slight pronator” and enjoy the comfortable ride, especially for recovery runs. Although it isn’t a shoe for faster-paced efforts, the heel structure with the cushioning unit gives a supportive feel that is consistent at lower speeds.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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