Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite

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The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite is a shoe made for runners looking to log some miles and increase their speed. The shoe uses four of Puma’s technologies to create a highly effective shoe for runners who log a lot or little miles. It has a Stability Zone designed to provide support for those with overpronation. The running shoe also uses Ignite, as noted in its name, which is Puma’s midsole cushioning that uses foam to aid impact. The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite also has a Propulsion Zone that is a part of the shoe’s outsole and is designed to propel the runner forward during toe-off.  The EverFit+ keeps the foot in place so the runner has a smooth, secure experience. Puma has used its best features to create a shoe that is designed for speed, while still offering support. This fast shoe will provide an optimal experience with an average price tag that all runners can appreciate.

Pros
  • Designed for those with overpronation
  • Affordable price
  • Comfortable
  • Propulsion Zone to increase speed
  • EverFit+ technology to aid support and comfort
  • Breathable
  • Stability Zone to provide stability and support
  • External heel counter to prevent Achilles heel
Cons
  • Heavier weight
  • Not very stylish or sleek
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite’s outsole uses the Puma technology, EverTrack+. EverTrack+ is a carbon rubber designed to resist abrasion. The EverTrack+ sits along the midfoot, heel and outside of the forefront. Blown rubber is used on the remaining portions of the outsole. There are also rubber posts that side on the underfoot to enhance grip and traction.

Puma has also added a Propulsion Zone that is made to propel the runner forward, increasing speed during toe-off. Puma has crafted its outsole with strength and speed in mind. Reviewers were impressed with the durability of the outsole and how it stood up to wear and tear on high mileage runs. The outsole on the Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite is optimally designed for durability.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite midsole provides superb cushioning and support, while still having a focus on speed. The midsole uses Ignite foam to provide a good amount of cushioning. This plush, comfortable cushioning enhances the shoe’s responsiveness and covers the entire midsole. The Ignite foam is lightweight so that the midsole is still focused on adding speed where possible. However the foam is also durable so that it stands up to the harshest elements.

Located in the midsole is also the Stability Zone, along the heel’s medial side. The Stability Zone supports the arch helping the foot to not be able to turn inside too much. Overpronators will appreciate this stability feature. The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite combines speed with stability in a way that still manages to provide runners with a comfortable experience.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite upper is also designed with a focus on comfort. The upper uses two-layer mesh that keeps the foot cool and dry, and to improve comfort and moisture control.

The upper also uses the EverFit+ technology, which is comprised of the two straps along the sides of the foot connecting the heel and locking the upper. EverFit+ is meant to provide security and stability. Adding to the shoe’s stability is the heel counter.

Inside the shoe is an Ortholite Sockliner that provides cushioning and aids fit. Reviewers were impressed with the interior comfort of the shoe and the amount of breathability the shoe provides. Overall, the upper provides an optimal amount of comfort to the Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite weighs 12.9 ounces, which is said to be lighter than previous versions. While Puma is working to develop a faster shoe built for speed, the higher weight could be an issue for some runners, as reviewers felt that the shoe was too heavy. The features that are utilized are meant to decrease weight while still offering many elements of comfort and support.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite uses AirMesh and a double layer of mesh to create adequate breathability for runners. The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite is designed to keep the foot cool and dry with moisture controlled mesh. Reviewers were impressed with the shoe’s high quality breathability as it contributed to the shoe’s overall comfort.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite is clearly designed with comfort in mind. Most of the features contribute to the shoe’s overall comfort in one or more ways. As noted above, the shoe’s upper is created to make the shoe fit like a glove with its EverFit+ technology, the Ortholite Sockliner and the AirMesh material. Reviewers felt that the shoe’s fit and breathability were some of the shoe’s best features in terms of comfort. The shoe’s foam cushioning is also comfortable as it allows the foot to transition with little impact. While some reviewers did note that it takes a bit longer to break the shoe in, once this is done, the shoe is very comfortable. Often shoes that are built to be fast sacrifice comfort and that is not the case with the Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite.
Style
Style

Style

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite comes in several colors from bold to black. With a wave-like pattern along the bottom of the shoe and throughout the sides, Puma is attempting to utilize the added cushioning as a part of the shoe’s design. However, in terms of look, the shoe just seems dated, according to many reviewers. For a shoe that is meant to be fast, the design should be sleeker, and that is not the case on the Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite. However, the features within the shoe more than make up for the lack of style.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite is a highly durable shoe from top to bottom. The outsole uses a combination of carbon rubber and blown rubber to resist abrasion when running on roads, and reviewers noted that the shoe’s outsole is highly durable. The foam cushioning is built to withstand wear and tear using the Puma Ignite foam. Even the upper is designed to be durable with its double layer of mesh.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite has some features that are meant to protect the foot from elements. Starting with the double layer of mesh, runners can feel comfortable that their foot is protected from debris and water. The shoe’s durable outsole uses a combination of carbon and blown rubber, as well as rubber posts to protect the foot and add to the shoe’s grip. Even the foam is strong and meant to act as a form of protection for the foot.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite has a high level of responsiveness. The shoe’s midsole uses a thick layer of Ignite foam to cushion during impact. The foam cushioning is meant to absorb the shock during impact, adding to the shoe’s responsiveness. Reviewers felt that the shoe’s thick cushioning is able to provide an optimal amount of responsiveness. The outsole also aids responsiveness with the addition of the Propulsion Zone, which is meant to propel the runner forward while adding speed during toe-off.
Support
Support

Support

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite is meant to provide support and stability, while still maintaining speed and comfort. The addition of Puma’s EverFit+ on the upper helps to hold the foot securely in place. The shoe utilizes a Stability Zone, another Puma technology, to support the arch and help the foot not be able to turn inside too much. This is a key feature for those with overpronation. There is also a heel counter that keeps the heel in place by preventing excessive movement. This shoe is ideal for those with overpronation, or flat feet. The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite provides additional features that make this a great choice for those who need a little extra support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Puma Speed 1000 S is designed for use on roads or tracks. With a durable outsole comprised of a mixture of carbon and blown rubber, the rubber posts are meant to provide added grip and traction. The shoe’s Ignite foam cushioning is a thick layer of foam that can withstand debris often found on the road. This shoe would not work well off-road or on trails as the traction is not optimal. Reviewers were pleased with how the shoe performed on the road and in wet conditions.
Price
Price

Price

The Puma Speed 1000 S retails for $135, but can be found online for approximately $95. With the added features for support, stability, speed and comfort, the price is in line with what is on the market, if not a slightly lower option for some more well-known brands. Reviewers felt that the price makes this shoe a good option, especially for those with overpronation.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Puma Speed 1000 S has a good amount of traction to support running in many different elements on the road. The outsole is designed using both carbon and blown rubber to maximize durability and traction. The outsole also has rubber posts to provide more grip and traction. Reviewers felt comfortable running in wet elements along the road. However, the shoe is not designed to provide the additional traction needed for trail running or running off the road.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Often times, shoes with a lot of cushioning and stability features don’t have a lot of flexibility. However, the Puma Speed 1000 S has built in features to help add flexibility to the shoe. This shoe has flex grooves in a portion of the outsole to provide flexibility. Other features like the Propulsion Zone and the upper contribute to the overall flexibility of the shoe.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Puma Speed 1000 S provides stability to those with overpronation and flat feet. The Puma Speed 1000 S keeps the foot stable using the EverFit+ technology in the upper. The EverFit+ keeps the foot wrapped in place. The midsole uses Puma Ignite foam cushioning that offers a combination of stability with cushioning. This is a key feature for those looking to log longer runs. The Stability Zone, a Puma technology, supports the arch and helps the foot not be able to turn inside too much. This is a key feature for those with overpronation. In addition, the shoe also has a heel counter that keeps the heel locked down and prevents excessive movement. Runners will feel secure and comfortable in the Puma Speed 1000 S.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Puma Speed 1000 S has a 12mm drop. This is a bit higher of a drop for most shoes designed for speed and experienced runners, as the drop is usually a bit lower. However, because the shoe is developed with a focus on support and stability, the higher drop is not uncommon.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Everfit+ technology in the upper
• AirMesh material on the upper
• Heel counter
• Stability Zone to eliminate over pronation
• IGNITE Foam cushioning
• OrthoLite sockliner on the interior
• Propulsion Zone on the outsole
• EverTrack+ technology
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Puma Speed 1000 S is designed to not only provide speed, but also comfort, stability and support. Runners can feel confident that they are getting a shoe that is still focused on increasing speed, while adding features that support stability. Puma has added four key features, the Stability Zone, The Propulsion Zone, Ignite foam cushioning and EverFit+. These features combine to create a fast shoe that helps those with overpronation. While the additional cushioning and features make this a heavier shoe than others on the market, Puma has managed to decrease the weight from previous versions. With a price of approximately $135, users can feel comfortable that they are getting a shoe that is packed with features that make this is a high quality, durable shoe.