Runner’s World Promotion: Puma Faas 800

With Usain Bolt looking to smash his own 100m world record the year 2012 truly is the Year of Speed. Now Puma is giving you the chance to get Faas and furious.

Puma is giving you the chance to prove your pace in the Bolt Speed Test. At venues around the country, you’ll get the chance to sprint on Puma’s specially designed track, while trying out the new Faas 800. Puma’s running experts will also be on hand to offer gait analysis, advice and much more. And when you take on the nation in the challenge, you’ll get your name on the leaderboard at

Bolt Speed Test Tour

Arndale, Manchester 28-29 April
Bluewater, Kent 19-20 May
Alexander Stadium, Birmingham 2-3 June
Bedford International Athletics Stadium, 16-17 June
Westfield, Stratford 6-8 July

Find out more about the tour.

The Puma FAAS 800

The FAAS 800 is, quite simply, ground-breaking. It’s a stability shoe that weighs and feels like a neutral training shoe. The no-gimmick one-piece midsole features a medial flare which gives strong but finessed control for overpronators who want support without constriction.

The outsole is cleverly curved to propel you gently from heel-strike to toe-off with the minimum of fuss; there are cunning lateral outsole grooves which absorb shock, forefoot flex grooves which increase responsiveness, and an ortholite sockliner for a snug plush ride. And those are just the features we could fit on this page. Admit it, you’re itching to put a pair on already.

Pick up a pair at RRP £85