Puma Ignite Limitless SR

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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, their Ignite Limitless SR model 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.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

-Easy foot insertion

-Comfortable fit

-Reasonable price tag

-Provides strong traction

-Lightweight Ignite midsole

Cons

-Does not fit true to size

-Not fit for long walks

-Only five color options

Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Ignite Limitless SR’s outsole is made of a sturdy rubber compound that provides both durability and incredible traction. Its waffle-like tread pattern allows for a strong grip on everyday surfaces, while small gridlines fill in the spaces allow the shoe to better adapt to the runner’s movements. Reviewers are impressed not only with how secure they feel during long days out or trips to the gym but also with its flexibility and durability even after months of usage.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

As the name suggests, this shoe is equipped with one of Puma’s trademarked features: an Ignite midsole. Similar to Adidas Boost or Nike ZoomX midsole materials, Ignite is lighter and more durable than standard EVA foam. 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.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Ignite Limitless SR’s upper is made of a form-fitting textile, which wraps around the foot to provide security while still adapting to its natural movements. As with other models in the Ignite Limitless line, it features the heel clip and midfoot cage to provide some much-needed structure. In place of a regular tongue, it features a stretchy collar with pull tabs placed at the heel and front. 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.
Weight
Weight

Weight

No specific online information can be found regarding the Ignite Limitless SR’s weight. However, one can get a general idea when researching other models within the Ignite Limitless line. The average weight of the men’s EvoKnit version is between 10.5 oz and 12.2 oz. 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.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

While there is very little information to be found about the Ignite Limitless SR’s breathability, it can easily be determined that it does allow for some form of ventilation. The primary purpose of its form-fitting textile upper is to adapt comfortably to the wearer’s foot while still ensuring a secure fit. 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.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Across all positive reviews, the Ignite Limitless SR is widely praised for its level of comfort. Its Ignite midsole cushions the foot for hours while providing high levels of energy transfer. And its form-fitting textile wraps around the foot like a sock to keep it snug and secure without being at all restrictive. 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.
Style
Style

Style

Puma is widely known for its stylish athletic and footwear, and the Ignite Limitless SR is no exception. Combining a sleek silhouette with a futuristic flair, this model has a look that fits in just as well in everyday life as it does in the gym. 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 Ignite 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.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Aside from comfort and convenience, another major selling point of the Ignite Limitless SR is its durable wear. Both its rubber compound and waffle/grid-line tread pattern ensure that it resists wear and tear for many months. 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.
Protection
Protection

Protection

It’s quite obvious that the Ignite Limitless SR was not designed with many protective features in mind. As it is more of a lifestyle shoe, and not meant for heavy outdoor sports, the small amount of protection that it does offer is mainly against the elements and everyday hazards. 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.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Ignite Limitless SR is comprised of a number of responsive features that make for an incredibly versatile lifestyle shoe. Its outsole isn’t just durable and flexible, but it also provides strong traction on slippery surfaces. 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.
Support
Support

Support

The outsole of the Ignite Limitless SR provides the perfect base on which the runner can feel supported. Durable and flexible, it ensures that the rest of the shoe is protected while keeping the runner going across many different everyday surfaces. Its Ignite midsole does the bulk of the supportive work. 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.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

As a road-running shoe, the Ignite Limitless SR is specifically designed for all everyday terrains. This is thanks primarily to its rubber compound outsole, which stays durable even after months of heavy use. Its waffle tread pattern, complete with additional grid-lines, is engineered to better grip surfaces such as cement and concrete and keep the runner going in slippery conditions. It should be mentioned, however, that this shoe was not designed for trail running or heavier activities such as hiking or bike-riding.
Price
Price

Price

When compared to lifestyle shoes from other popular brands, Puma’s Ignite Limitless SR is significantly more affordable. Its set price of $80 can be found on Puma’s website and across other online outlets, such as Foot Locker and Nordstrom. 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.
Traction
Traction

Traction

One of the Ignite Limitless SR’s most highly praised features is its incredible traction. Its waffle-like tread pattern is enhanced further by internal gridlines that form a cross-stitch pattern at the heel and forefoot. 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.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Aside from being comfortable and durable, a good lifestyle and athletic shoe must also be flexible. Its structure and materials ensure that the Ignite Limitless SR achieves this perfectly. The tread pattern molded into its rubber compound outsole allows for a more natural range of motion. 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.
Stability
Stability

Stability

While the Ignite Limitless SR is by no means a stability shoe, it does come equipped with enough structured features to make better use of its slip-on configuration. Its heel clip and midfoot cage stabilize the upper and work to keep the foot in place and ensure that it doesn’t slip out. 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.
Drop
Drop

Drop

Though there is no information about the heel-to-toe drop on the Ignite Limitless SR, this feature can be estimated by comparing information from other models within its line. 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.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Durable rubber compound outsole
- Lightweight Ignite midsole
- Form-fitting textile upper
- Slip-on configuration
- Lace closure for a custom fit
- Strong, reliable traction
- Affordable price tag
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

A lifestyle shoe that fits in just as well in the street fashion world as it does at the gym or basketball court, Puma’s Ignite Limitless SR has proven to be extremely versatile when it comes to its usage. Buyers greatly appreciate its level of comfort and durability, as well as its sleek style that blends in easily with a number of different casual looks. 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.