Puma Cilia Review

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Step up your sneaker game and step into style and comfort with the new Puma Cilia sneaker. This quintessential “dad” sneaker comes packed full of cushioning and support, like its IMEVA midsole and SoftFoam+ sockliner, to take you through a long day of activities, while looking and feeling great.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Lightweight and breathable upper
  • Durable rubber outsole
  • Great traction
  • IMEVA midsole
  • SoftFoam+ sockliner
  • Great shock-absorption
  • Retro inspired “dad” sneaker style
Cons
  • Runs longer and wider
Outsole

Outsole

Puma made the outsole of the Cilia of a durable rubber material, that is highly abrasion-resistant, for a long lasting effect. Since rubber is a naturally sticky material, it sticks to the ground very efficiently, keeping the wearer steady on their feet. Additionally, the Cilia has an excellent tread pattern, that will greatly enhance its overall grip and traction, on both dry and wet surfaces, minimizing the risk of slipping induced injuries. These sneakers also have a good amount of flex to them, making walking in them effortless, as they follow the natural gait cycle and deliver a non-restricted, bouncy ride every step of the way. The Puma Cilia sneaker is a great walking/ everyday shoe, and it can easily be taken to the gym as well, due to its traction and durability. No matter what you choose to wear it for, it will deliver a stable and comfortable ride, that will last all day.
Midsole

Midsole

For their midsole, Puma went with IMEVA foam, instead of CMEVA. IMEVA or Injection Molded EVA foam is much lighter and more cushioning than a CMEVA or Compression Molded EVA foam. This helps deliver a bouncier and more cushioned ride to the wearer, and thanks to its light weight, it is less likely, that it will fatigue the feet by weighing them down. Additionally, the IMEVA midsole has excellent shock-absorption, as it absorbs the shock of impact, while gently cushioning each footfall, and transforms it into energy, that the wearer can use to propel themselves into their next step with ease. Be it a casual stroll through the neighborhood, going out with friends or going to the gym, the Puma Celia will keep the wearer well-cushioned all day, and will deliver a springy and effortless ride.
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Puma Cilia is made of a combination of soft mesh and synthetic leather overlays with perforations for maximum breathability and comfort. The synthetic leather overlays are stitched on, for enhanced durability and a touch of style. These overlays not only look great, but provide structure and support for the wearer. While the mesh panels provide most of the ventilation, there are perforations on the toe box and the heel for added breathability. Puma included a traditional lace-up closure for a customized fit, that the wearer can make as snug or as loose as they want. The tongue and the collar are generously padded and sit comfortably around the ankles, providing blister-free support. Puma included a soft mesh lining for even more breathability inside the foot chamber, as well as a SoftFoam+ sockliner, that delivers all day comfort and support to the wearer, no matter the activity.
Breathability

Breathability

The Puma Cilia is a highly breathable sneaker, thanks to the many elements, that Puma included in its design. Namely, the mesh panels in the upper, combined with perforations located on the toe box and the heel, enhance the air flow that is going in and out of the foot chamber, keeping the feet well-ventilated and cool during any activity, be it casual walking or working out at the gym. Additionally, Puma used a soft mesh lining inside the foot chamber, that helps keep the feet dry and cool all day long, while the SoftFoam+ sockliner helps wick away any excess moisture from the foot chamber, for a healthy in-shoe environment.
Comfort

Comfort

The Puma Cilia is a highly comfortable sneaker, according to reviewers who tried it. No wonder, considering all the elements, that Puma included to enhance the Cilia’s comfort levels. Its durable rubber outsole is not only good for its superior grip and traction, but delivers a very comfortable landing and natural gait cycle to its wearers. Puma opted for an IMEVA midsole, that is lightweight and flexible, and delivers supportive cushioning to the underfoot by absorbing the shock of each footfall, thus providing a bouncy ride to the wearer and comfort that lasts all day. Additionally, the upper is made of soft mesh and synthetic leather overlays, that keep the feet well-ventilated and securely locked in place. Furthermore, Puma included a soft mesh lining for even more breathability and temperature regulation inside the foot chamber to keep the feet dry and cool for all day comfort. They also added a SoftFoam+ sockliner for additional support for the underfoot and enhanced comfort. Reviewers praised the Puma Cilia for being comfortable straight from the box, with one reviewer saying, that she wore them for 14 hours right out of the box and could not be happier with the comfort and support she received.
Fit

Fit

Available in many sizes, the Puma Cilia will accommodate any foot shape. However, customers reported, that the Cilia fits a little long and wide, so it is advised to size down at least half a size, in order to find the best fit. That said, these reports came from customers who bought their Puma Cilia sneakers online. The best thing to do when trying to figure out your size in a pair of shoes, is to go to a retail store to try them on first, before buying shoes online.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Puma Cilia has a good amount of flexibility to offer to its wearers. First of all, its rubber outsole is not only durable and grippy, but delivers a comfortable ride that promotes the natural gait cycle. The IMEVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning and is quite flexible, following the natural bending and flexing of the feet, for a non-restricted and bouncy stride. Once the laces are tightened, the upper hugs the feet and moves together with them without restricting them. Furthermore, Puma included a SoftFoam+ sockliner inside the shoe for even more cushioning and flexibility. All of these elements work together to deliver a bounce to the wearer’s every step.
Style

Style

Retro fashion is back in style and the “dad” sneakers are all the rage at the moment. The Puma Cilia is one such model, with its chunky sole unit and retro style upper. Puma managed to combine style and functionality in this sneaker, since the Cilia is a highly comfortable, yet supportive and breathable shoe, that is great for both casual wear and working out. It has a synthetic leather and mesh upper, that looks sleek and stylish with almost anything. The Puma Cilia sneakers come in many attractive colorways, from an off-white to a rose color, and go great with jeans and trousers, as well as skirts and dresses, making them very versatile.
Support

Support

When it comes to support, the Puma Cilia has quite a bit of it. Starting from its durable rubber outsole with great traction, the wearer has a stable and firm grip on the ground, be it dry or wet, and the risk of slipping is minimized. Next, the lightweight and flexible IMEVA foam midsole has excellent shock-absorbing qualities, as it cushions every footfall, minimizing the stress of impact and turning it into energy, that propels the wearer into their next step, delivering a bouncy ride. The upper’s synthetic leather overlays are stitched on for added durability and provide structure and support, once the laces are tightened. The tongue and collar have been generously padded, for comfortable, blister-free ankle support, while a SoftFoam+ sockliner provides additional support for the underfoot. Be it a casual walk, running errands or at the gym, the Puma Cilia has got you covered as far as support goes.
Weight

Weight

Nobody likes heavy shoes, especially if they are meant to be worn on a daily basis. Fortunately, the Puma Cilia sneakers are quite lightweight, considering how chunky these sneakers are. This is mainly attributable to its IMEVA midsole, that is not only lightweight, but delivers all day comfort and a springy ride to its wearer. Additionally, the synthetic leather and mesh combination in the upper is much lighter than real leather would have been, not to mention more flexible and breathable as well. Lastly, the soft mesh lining and SoftFoam+ sockliner also ann to the overall lightness of the Puma Cilia. You can era these sneakers all day long, without having to worry that they will weigh you down or cause fatigue and sore feet.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Puma Cilia is quickly becoming a favorite among sneaker lovers, not only for its style, but its durable and comfortable construction as well. The Puma Cilia's outsole is made of durable and abrasion-resistant rubber, that has excellent grip and traction on both dry and wet surfaces, keeping the wearer firmly on the ground, while delivering a comfortable landing. For their midsole, Puma chose IMEVA, or Injection Molded EVA foam, that is lightweight and flexible, not to mention an excellent shock-absorbent. it gently supports the underfoot and cushions every footfall, for a bouncy ride. The upper features mesh panels and perforations on the toe box and the heel for ventilation, with synthetic leather overlays, that have been stitched on for added durability. Further enhancing the Cilia's breathability, Puma included a soft mesh lining, as well as a SoftFoam+ sockliner, that also functions as support for the underfoot. Although looking quite bulky, the Cilia is a very lightweight sneaker, that will keep your feet comfortable and supported all day long, not to mention how stylish they are.