Puma Deviate Nitro Running Shoes: Final Review
Disclaimer: I received a pair of Puma Deviate Nitro Running Shoes to evaluate as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews.
The Puma Deviate Nitro running shoes were my first experience with wearing any Puma product. The shoes have foam that provide nice cushion and an INNOPLATE carbon fiber plate. While I typically run in Brooks shoes, testing the Puma Deviate Nitro shoes were opportunity to try another shoe to possibly add to my collection.
I made a blog (read here) on my first thoughts on the shoe. I like the lava blast/Puma black colorway. The foam cushion was also appealing. The shoes are light weight and has a "C-shaped" cushioning structure for the ankle. Overall, I liked the look of the shoe and I was excited to wear them for my weekly half marathon training runs.
Training in with Puma Deviate Nitro Running Shoes
The shoes felt great on my feet. I had no issues with staying on pace with my run. The foam cushioned support was a welcomed change from my normal running shoe. My only concern was that the shoe runs a bit small. I wear a W9 in dress shoes and I usually order a W9.5 in running shoes. The Puma shoes were a W9.5 and I could only wear thin socks so they would fit properly. As a results of the smaller sizing I could only run 4 miles before my feet felt uncomfortable. After 2 weeks of running in them (8 runs), the shoes have slight wear which is to be expected.
Overall, I like the shoes, but due to the sizing I will only wear them for 5k runs and walks. If I had a W10, I would definitely use them to run half marathons. I am appreciate for the opportunity to test these shoes. I will keep a look out for Puma running shoes in the future and be sure get fitted before I purchase.