You know that some things are a pretty good idea. Light, stable, fast, what’s not to like? If Puma had stayed this course, things could have been different.
2009 Puma Complete Concinnity III $95
With its unique look, the original Concinnity charted a new design direction for Puma. The Concinnity III makes a few well considered changes. The upper is an open airmesh with a well-finished interior. A traditional lacing system replaces the asym- metrical lacing of the I and II, giving this version a secure, but roomy fit. A deeper throat and a reshaped toe also help. The midsole is reconfigured with a smaller second density, a slightly more flexible forefoot, and a lower profile feel. While the cushioning is good for a lightweight runner, some of our testers found that it was not substantial enough for longer runs or heavier runners. The outersole features EverTrack carbon rubber throughout, with blown rubber in the lateral forefoot for durable cush- ioning. Overall, the improvements succeed in providing a solid stability alternative in the Performance category.
Testers: “I really liked the snug fit. The comfort and bounce were great for short fast runs, but would not recommend them for any- thing long.”
Sizes: Men 6–13,14,15,16; Women 5.5–11.5
Weight: Men 11.9 oz. (size 11); Women 9.5 oz. (size 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, full-length EVA Strobel board
Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics to very mild overpronation, for faster-paced runs