Puma Ignite Limitless SR
Known for stylish designs that work both in and out of the gym, Puma has continued to maintain their reputation via their Ignite Limitless line. In a collection of eye-catching athletic shoes, the Puma Ignite Limitless SR stands out for a number of reasons. Its durable outsole keeps the runner going for hours on all types of daily surfaces.
The brand’s trademarked Ignite midsole makes this shoe incredibly lightweight and cushiony while providing optimal energy transfer. And its form-fitting textile upper and slip-on construction ensure a comfortable, easy-to-grab shoe that stays snug and secure. While the Ignite Limitless SR is not without its drawbacks, as many reviewers state that it does not fit true to size, its levels of durability and comfort make this an efficient and fashion-forward lifestyle shoe.
-Easy foot insertion
-Reasonable price tag
-Provides strong traction
-Lightweight Ignite midsole
-Does not fit true to size
-Not fit for long walks
-Only five color options
As a result, it provides a stronger level of shock absorption and energy transfer, which is a must for any heavily-used athletic shoe. Although a sockliner is put in place for added cushioning and support, buyers can choose to switch it out for their own custom insole if need be.
Finally, a traditional lacing system is put in place to provide a more secure and customized fit. Reviewers enjoy not only the ease with which they can put this shoe on but also its level of comfort and its sock-like fit that keeps them feeling secure.
Because the two models’ size and shape appear to be roughly the same, it can be estimated that it also weighs the same amount. Despite being on the heavier side, reviewers state that its lightweight materials make this shoe more than ideal for everyday usage and repeated gym sessions.
Still, the material does permit some airflow in order to provide temperature and moisture control. Reviewers state that this feature aids in increasing the comfort level of this shoe.
Buyers state that they feel completely comfortable and supported throughout the day, noticing no significant pain after removing the shoe. However, several reviewers have stated that this shoe is not intended for long, casual walks.
This could be due to the higher than average heel-to-toe drop in its platform. In addition, some consumers state that it does not fit true to size, recommending that buyers select one size up for the best wear possible.
Its textile upper features the heel clip and midfoot cage found on other shoes within its line. Its slip-on configuration allows for easy insertion and provides ankle support while giving this shoe its own unique design. Puma’s famous logo can also be found on either side of this foot cage.
Compared to many of the brand’s other models, however, the Limitless SR's color selection is quite basic. Black, white, and grey are available for those who truly keep things simple. Those who prefer colorful footwear can choose between a blue Indigo and a red option called Dahlia.
Its Ignite midsole is engineered to be both lightweight and pliable, far outlasting standard EVA foam models. Even its textile upper can hold up for much longer than similar shoe material.
Certain sections of the upper are further reinforced with additional stitches to prevent tearing and early degradation.
Its outsole protects the rest of the shoe from wear and tear and even safeguards the runner from accidental slips. Its Ignite midsole absorbs the impact of each step and transfers it into kinetic energy, reducing the likelihood of long-term pain and possible injuries.
And its upper’s material and structure keep the foot from slipping out and ensure a completely safe stride for the wearer.
The Ignite midsole cushions the foot and absorbs the full force of each impact, transferring them into bursts of kinetic energy that add an extra bounce to each stride. Finally, the textile material that constructs its upper is completely form-fitting; completely wrapping around the foot like a sock and mapping out its anatomy to better adapt to each of its movements.
This lightweight and pliable material cushions the foot for hours without losing its shape while providing an extremely high level of shock absorption and energy transfer. The panels sewn into the shoe’s upper, along with its midfoot cage, ensure that it still retains its shape as they keep the foot locked in place.
It should be mentioned, however, that this shoe was not designed for trail running or heavier activities such as hiking or bike-riding.
To those who are new to purchasing athletic shoes, this does seem quite high. Yet, when considering the shoe’s durability and the advancement of its key features, they quickly find that this shoe is worth every penny they would spend.
These patterns work together to provide a superior grip on everyday surfaces and ensure a more natural range of motion for the runner. According to some reviews, it is also able to perform on wet or slippery surfaces, making it suitable for various athletic activities and jogs through light rain.
The lightweight and pliable midsole completely follows the foot’s motions without losing its shape. The bulk of this feature lies in the shoe’s form-fitting textile upper. As it wraps around the foot completely, ensuring a snug sock-like fit, it perfectly maps out its anatomy and allows it to move freely without affecting the shoe’s grip.
This is aided even further by the shoes traditional lacing system, as well as panels that are stitched into the midfoot section to prevent wobbling. All of these features, of course, will only work on runners with a neutral gait. Those with any form of pronation can still find other, more corrective, options within the Puma brand.
Because the EvoKnit model has a heel-to-toe drop of 12mm, and it appears to be similar in all other measurements, it’s more than likely that these models share this exact feature.
The average drop height for an athletic shoe is 10mm, providing additional heel support without creating an unnatural stride. Although this height is now raised by only two millimeters, those who prefer a flatter and more natural movement will want to avoid this model.
- Lightweight Ignite midsole
- Form-fitting textile upper
- Slip-on configuration
- Lace closure for a custom fit
- Strong, reliable traction
- Affordable price tag
And, for what it offers to the runner, its price tag is surprisingly reasonable. Some reviewers do point out that it leaves a bit to be desired, such as more stability or a better fit. Still, for the most part, this shoe has become yet another shining example of Puma’s skills when it comes to creating the ideal lifestyle running shoe.