Puma Pacer Next Cage Review
Puma’s origin story is one of the most fascinating stories ever told.
Founded in 1948 by two brothers, Puma was one of the small but very significant success stories for Germany after the WW2.
First named Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik or Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory in English, it was brotherly labor of love at the very beginning. However, the relationship between the brothers deteriorated fairly quickly after the foundation, and they both agreed to go their separate ways that very same year of 1948.
So one of the brothers stick with Puma, and the other founded the rivaling company Adidas, and to this day both companies are based in Herzogenaurach, Germany. The legendary Puma animal and the name was introduced as a company’s logo in 1958, and the rest is history.
But today their latest model- the Puma Pacer Next Cage is up for a review and there’s a lot to be said and written about this shoe.
Runs a half size smaller
The entire upper of the Pacer Next Cage shoes gives them a sock-like feel, and it’s precisely that soft material in the upper that makes them very easy to put on and pull out of the foot. They’re perfect for every active person on the go, that doesn’t like to waste precious moments in adjusting the sneakers to fit better. The Pacer Next Cage shoes do that with the very practical design and modern features, and wearing them feels effortless. The shoelaces are designed with the classic lace-up closure, and there’s very clever and very practical thermoplastic polyurethane caging on the upper that just amps the secure fit and the grip of the entire shoe.
The thermoplastic polyurethane used in the caging is durable will secure your feet in the best way possible. Without being restrictive and without suffocating the foot inside the shoe. The shaft of the sneaker measures approximately low-top from the arch, and last but certainly not least, the tongue of the Puma Pacer Next Cage shoes are padded for that extra comfort from the upper part. You’ll notice the padding immediately after you put on the shoes, but the real feel comes later when your feet are tired and swollen from the running. The gorgeous Puma logo can be seen on the tongue of the shoes, and it’s imprinted on the sides too. Just to remind you that it’s Puma that you’re actually wearing on your feet.
The general consensus is that they’re very comfortable, stylish and will look good on just about anybody. In fact, some of the comments suggested that they’ve been faithful to the Puma athletic shoes since the ’60s and they keep getting back for more and more of that comfort, fit and balance that the Puma shoes are known to give. Puma has kept that level of quality through the ears, and with much progressive technology and sleeker more polished design the company has created Puma Pacer Next Cage shoes. Shoes designed for running, but in fact made just to be enjoyed in every occasion, and on any type of terrain. You’d be pleasantly surprised and you’d be buying more of them, that’s for sure.
That being said, the sneakers do lack a variety of materials. It would be nice is feather was one of the options for some of the models, or if some of the models did have a tongue that would make comfort and stability even greater. The no tongue is an interesting novelty, but some of the customers have a hard time embracing that novelty. Reforms are always needed in every type of business, and they tend to be more appealing with the younger generations, but some of the older customers may feel a bit lost in the new additions.