Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo

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Puma has done it again with the Ignite Evoknit Lo running shoe. These shoes are just another in the long line of all around great shoes. The Ignite Evoknit Lo’s are super comfortable with the ignite foam midsole giving you extra bounce with their responsive cushioning. The shoes offer great flexibility with the Chevron flex grooves on the bottom and Evoknit upper. Speaking of the upper, the Evoknit material makes these shoes fit like a sock and they are extremely breathable, just one more thing to add to make them even more comfortable. Runners who have tried these shoes have highly recommended them and some say they are their favorite new running shoe.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Superior style and comfort
  • Delivers adequate support
  • Breathable and sturdy upper
  • Wide heel for added stability
  • Comfortable right out of the box
  • Great traction, even in wet weather
  • Many color options to chose from
Cons
  • Women's shoe runs large
  • Expensive
  • Not a lot of width options
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo is constructed of a rubber material that allows for both flexibility and durability. It has Chevron flex grooves along the sole to help lessen rigidity and to support all foot movements, allowing for a more natural wear. The shoe also features the EverTrack+ that reinforces both the forefront and heel of these shoes. The EverTrack+ technology is, simply, a high abrasion rubber that also strengthens durability. A third element to the outsole is the transition line running from heel to forefront that copies the natural gait of the runner. This allows the runner to move more naturally without being restricted by the rigid properties of the rubber.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo features, as the name suggests, Puma's ignite foam. Ignite foam provides the wearer with responsive cushioning, optimal rebound, and fantastic comfort. It offers great shock absorption by compressing the midsole and then quickly rebounding to its original state, allowing the runner to quickly push off the ground with each step they take. In addition to the midsole, these shoes also use an IMEVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) insole for even more comfort for the wearer.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo features a knitted upper that is both lightweight and comfortable due to its high breathability. Puma gives you a midfoot support strap that serves as an external heel counter by locking the back of your foot to the midsole. Additionally, the shoe offers bonded overlays over the forefront area to protect your feet as well as maintain the shape. The shoe also features flat laces that pass through the eyelets on the midfoot strap and pull the support strap to give you better security.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Puma has done a lot to keep these shoes lightweight for the runner, which is important when looking for a running shoe. They have a thick platform on the outsole, so they utilize the Chevron flex grooves to help compensate and lower the weight of them. The midsole keeps the shoe light with the use of the ignite foam and the uppers are made of a knitted lightweight material.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

It is important in a running shoe to find something that will allow your feet to breath, you don't want to be in the middle of a long run with your feet suffocating and overheating in your shoe. These shoes offer a great solution to this problem. The Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo features Puma's Evoknit technology across the whole upper which offers amazing ventilation for your feet for exceptional breathability. Whether on a long run, short jog, or just casually wearing these shoes, you can be assured that your feet will remain dry and comfortable.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

If there is one thing that all runners can agree on, it is that their shoes have to be comfortable whether their runs be long distances or short. Puma has you covered with their Ignite Evoknit Lo. Their ignite foam midsole offers superior comfort to the wearer while still offering a lot of added benefits. Customers who have purchased and ran in these shoes boasted about how comfortable they are to run in. The upper is designed to fit the foot snuggly, like a sock, which only adds to the comfort of the Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo.
Style
Style

Style

When it comes to style, Puma is at the top of their game. The Ignite Evoknit Lo is known for its quality and style. Customers praise the look and feel of these shoes. The three colored knitted uppers offer an enormous variety of color options for the buyer to chose from. These shoes would be a great addition for anyone, whether they are looking for a casual shoe to wear on an everyday basis, or something to wear while training.
Durability
Durability

Durability

If there is one thing, other than comfort, that these shoes are praised about, it is their durability. Almost every part of this shoe was designed to be dependable and everlasting. From the outsole to the upper, these shoes were meant to last. The hard wearing rubber outsole and EverTrack+ reinforcements on the heel and forefront areas were made to withstand even the most grueling of indoor or outdoor training sessions. The upper, with Puma's Evoknit, is stretchy and conforms to your foot, but is also built strong enough to stand the test of time. Finally, the midsole. The foam of the ignite midsole is extremely durable and will give you that nice little spring in every step for many, many runs.
Protection
Protection

Protection

It is important when deciding what running shoe to purchase to choose something that has enough protection. You are going to want to find something that will promote a correct gait and help with shock absorption as you are running. The Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo offers both of those things. These shoes have a transitional line that runs down the heel to the forefront of the foot that mimics your natural gait and helps give you a smoother ride. In addition to the transition line, Puma's ignite foam provides optimal shock absorption with each and every step. These two things work well together to provide the runner with amazing protection while on the go.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Puma's ignite foam midsole in combination with an additional sock liner work to give you a high energy return with each step while running. The polyurethane compound that makes up the ignite foam midsole is super lightweight, durable and firm to give optimal shock absorption and a spring in your step. The foam compresses with each step and then quickly returns to its original form to give you a quick push up from the ground and that little bounce with every step. The sock-like insole gives the runner an added layer of comfort and a little more of that shock absorption and bounce.
Support
Support

Support

The Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo offers a lot of features for support in their shoe. First, their knitted upper stretches and conforms to your foot and is capable of keeping your foot adequately supported even during the most difficult of workouts. There is also a TPU piece and a midfoot support strap that work together to serve as an external heel counter for increased support by locking the back of your foot to the midsole so your foot does not slip or wobble in the shoe. Finally, the way the shoes lace up also gives the wearer additional support. The laces pass through the eyelets on the midfoot strap so when you pull the laces the TPU unit is drawn back and delivers the wearer a more secure fit.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The beauty of these shoes is that they can be worn almost anywhere. The outsole of the Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo is made with Chevron flex grooves along the bottom, which are there for better flexibility, but as an added bonus increase the grip which in turn allows the runner to use these shoes on different surfaces. It doesn't matter if you are running in wet or dry conditions or on flat roads or a gravel road these shoes have you covered.
Price
Price

Price

Some customers have commented in the past that the Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo shoes are a little on the expensive end for running shoes, with an MSRP (manufacturers suggested retail price) of $110 but they have also remarked that they are well worth the money. Luckily, these shoes have been out for a while and therefore, the price has dramatically dropped to half of the original cost.
Traction
Traction

Traction

As mentioned before, the outsole of this shoe uses high abrasion rubber on the heels and forefront, as well as Chevron flex grooves along the whole bottom that give these shoes superior traction. These shoes have been proven to keep their grip in both wet and dry conditions and on a variety of different surfaces. The Puma Ignite Evoknit Lo has an amazing grip to help prevent runners from slipping and sliding while they are out on a run. There is nothing worse than going out for a run and having to worry about slipping because your shoe cannot keep up with your workout.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Chevron flex grooves that spread across the entire bottom of the sole give these shoes some flex and supports multi-directional movements and natural foot bending. Flex grooves are horizontal grooves that are designed to promote flexibility in the forefront of your foot. Flexibility is important in running shoes because it allows your feet to move more naturally and it can help prevent injury and pain while running.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Stability in a running shoe is very important, especially if you are a runner with higher arches or have the tendency for overpronation. Puma's ignite foam in the midsole is designed to match the runner's natural gait because of the thick padding in the heel and the thinner padding in the forefront. The Evertrack+ rubber and the abrasive rubber on the heel and forefront work together to balance out the firmness of the midsole and create great traction. It is important to note, however, that this shoe is not considered a stability shoe, and it is made more for neutral runners. Those who do have issues with overpronation might be better off finding a different shoe that can meet their needs.
Drop
Drop

Drop

Puma's Ignite Evoknit Lo's have a heel to toe drop of 12 mm. The average drop of a running shoe is generally 10mm, making the drop of these shoes slightly higher than average, but not by much. The extra 2 mm in the drop measurement means that there is a little additional heel support but it does not create an unnatural stride. It may not seem like a very big difference but if you are a runner who prefers flatter shoes and a more natural movement then these might not be the best choice for you.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-EverTrack+ outsole
-IGNITE midsole
-Chevron flex grooves
-Transition line
-Supportive heel strap
-Highly breathable upper
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that these shoes have something to offer everyone. If you are looking for a casual shoe to wear every day then these shoes might be a good, comfortable choice for you. If you are a beginner runner and are just looking for something to wear for some light training then these are a perfect shoe for you. If you're a hardcore runner and you need something that's going to be able to keep up with your daily training then these are perfect. These Puma’s are super lightweight and extremely comfortable. Customers love them and highly recommend them to others. They are an all-around good shoe for just about everyone.