Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite Reviewed for Quality
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 register 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 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.
Keep reading our in-depth Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite review to find out if it is worth the investment.
- Designed for those with overpronation
- Affordable price
- Propulsion Zone to increase speed
- EverFit+ technology to aid support and comfort
- Stability Zone to provide stability and support
- External heel counter to prevent Achilles heel
- Heavier weight
- Not very stylish or sleek
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 Speed 1000 S Ignite is optimally designed for durability.
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 not to be able to turn inside too much. Overpronators will appreciate this stability feature. The Speed 1000 S Ignite combines speed with stability in a way that still manages to provide runners with a comfortable experience.
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 are 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 Speed 1000 S Ignite.
The features that are utilized are meant to decrease weight while still offering many elements of comfort and support.
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 Speed 1000 S Ignite.
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 makeup for the lack of style.
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.
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 stable and meant to act as a form of protection for the foot.
Reviewers felt that the shoes thick cushioning can 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.
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 Speed 1000 S Ignite provides additional features that make this a great choice for those who need a little extra support.
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.
However, the shoe is not designed to provide the additional traction needed for trail running or running off the road.
The midsole uses Puma Ignite foam cushioning that offers a combination of stability with cushioning. It 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. Also, 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.
• 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
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 the Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite heavier shoes 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 shoes that are packed with features that make this is a high quality, durable shoe.