Puma Complete Prevail £55

Posted: 16 June 2000

This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.

Weight 276g
Evaluation Puma is at its best when it’s making lightweight shoes, and the Prevail’s 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 there’s a small medial post and a midfoot stability shank, the shoe is not a model for anyone who’s 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 didn’t want to buy a discount shoe.
In short The Prevail rides better than it looks, and as you run faster, it feels better. It’s best as a brisk training-run shoe for lighter, faster runners.
Try it if you liked Puma Preside (£50); Fila Flow (£60)

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