This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.
Puma is at its best when its making lightweight shoes, and the Prevails predecessor was a simple, unexpected hit with our quicker weartesters. The Prevail keeps the same midsole and outsole as that shoe (it was called the Preside
), and twins it with a narrower, more tapered upper, which gave a glove-like fit for some runners and ruined it for others.
As before, the cushioning is basic, and while theres a small medial post and a midfoot stability shank, the shoe is not a model for anyone whos heavy or has stability problems. Its feel, too, suits quicker runners: it gets smoother as your footstrike gets lighter and faster. Would you go out of your way to buy the Prevail? Possibly, if you were limited to £55 and didnt want to buy a discount shoe.
The Prevail rides better than it looks, and as you run faster, it feels better. Its best as a brisk training-run shoe for lighter, faster runners.
Try it if you liked
Puma Preside (£50); Fila Flow (£60)