Puma Complete Vectana I Review

I have wanted yellow running shoes since I started running. Not sure why, I just like bright colors like yellow and orange, especially for my running shoes. However, I have never been able to find yellow in shoes that fit my feet well. 

I did a post about my dream running gear a little while back as part of the runapalooza week I did leading up to my fastest 5k.

Well, Puma saw that post, contacted me, and sent me the exact YELLOW shoes from that post! Thank you Puma. (Yep, that's my disclaimer, the shoes were free, the opinions however are 100% my own)

A little info about them from www.puma.com:

Looking for a little stability?

This shoe won't help you find your dream home, job or partner, but it will keep you steady on your feet. And that's a start. This tech'd out little number comes equipped with full-length idCELL cushioning and a long-lasting duoCELL crash pad in the heel. Maximum cushioning + maximum guidance = a difference your feet will appreciate.
Features:
  • Extremely lightweight, breathable upper for built-in air conditioning
  • Fast Forward design for a fast, effortless toe-off
  • PUMA Evertrack rubber outsole for lightweight cushioning
  • Built on an extra-wide platform for outstanding support

Product info on them from www.roadrunnersports.com:





Women's PUMA® Complete Vectana :: The first generation update to the flagship stability shoe in the Range offers exceptional fit and comfort while still being very stable due to the wider platform it is built on. This all new daily workhorse is for runners with a low to high arch who are searching for a stable companion. Enhanced midsole technologies provide a plush road feel and very smooth transition with the newly developed toe off. The first instep comfort is top of its class due to the choice of highest quality materials like OrthoLite sockliner, Memory foam lining and EverFoam in the heel.

Now, I've been very faithful to my normal shoe since I started running. I found something I liked, that worked well for me, and I stuck with it. Each spring when the new version comes out, I buy it.  Needless to say I was a little apprehensive to willy nilly switch running shoes. Change is hard for me, but these were just too cute to pass up. I figured, what the heck, I'll give 'em a try. 

So, did I buy my regular running shoes this spring? NOPE. Didn't do it. Not gonna do it. I LOVE these Pumas. I am now a Puma convert. They even cost the same as my old shoes, bonus.

I have ran with them on the treadmill for speed intervals, outside on roads/trails for 3-4 mile runs, and on the track for intervals. I have even done some of my other DVD workouts in them (I don't always enjoy running shoes for this, but these were great). They are so comfy. I love the feel when I run; they are light, stable, and just the right amount of cushion for me...and the best part...they are so freakin cute. 

Yes, I care what my running shoes look like. These Puma Complete Vectanas are by far cuter than any running shoes I've ever had.

I love the little Puma details on them.

Hands down I give these shoes 5 stars (and I don't give that rating lightly). I'll be running another 5k June 20th. Trying to cut my time again. Shooting for less than 32 minutes. I will absolutely be wearing these shoes!