Puma Speed Ignite Netfit

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The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit is a versatile trainer designed to improve performance. The shoe works great as an everyday trainer for low or high mileage or as an option for hitting the gym. Puma focuses much of its attention on the upper, which is designed to conform to the foot. Additionally, the lacing system offers 5 options for security depending on what the runner needs. The midsole uses Puma Ignite foam to create efficient cushioning, while using high-grade rubber on the outsole to create a durable foundation. The shoe offers support in the form of a heel counter. Runners will be impressed with the technology that is jammed into this high quality shoe at a lighter weight. Coming in with an MRSP of $140, the Puma Speed Ignite Netfit is a good option for runners looking to get a little more from their running shoe.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable shoe
  • Sock-like upper
  • Affordable price
  • Light weight
  • Good traction
  • 5-option lacing system
  • Durable shoe
Cons
  • More color options needed
  • Collar rubs a bit
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit outsole uses blown rubber to create a durable foundation that withstands wear and tear from abrasive elements. The blown rubber also creates good traction to prevent slippage. Injected into the heel is Puma’s EverTrack+, a compound that also uses blown rubber to enhance the shoe’s cushioning. The EverTrack+ is said to be 43% lighter than other similar materials. The outsole uses bonded rubber to join the upper to the sole. The outsole also uses flex grooves on the forefront that provides flexibility and makes transitions during toe-off more efficient. The outsole is designed to be highly durable and comfortable, and reviews all tend to agree with this.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit midsole uses a dual layer made up of Puma Ignite foam and an Eco Ortholite Sockliner. The Puma Ignite foam creates durable cushioning, as it feels soft and provides a bit of bounce. Reviewers felt there was an adequate amount of cushioning for both short and longer runs. The molded Eco Ortholite Sockliner is anti-microbial and breathable so that the foot stays cool and dry, and reviewers noted it felt very comfortable. There is also a heel counter that provides extra foam to the back of the foot.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit upper brings together a combination of Puma technologies to create a comfortable, yet supportive piece. The upper uses evoKnit, a soft, sock-like, mesh material that attaches to the shoe’s base. The knit upper provides an optimal fit. Reviewers were impressed with how comfortable and supportive the upper felt, as some did not have high expectations to start with. The upper also utilizes the new Netfit technology, which is a lacing system that can be customized to the fit that the runner prefers. There are five different lacing options, including standard, narrow foot, wide foot and heel support. The lacing system offers an additional form of support for the foot, as the runner gets what they need. Reviewers thought this was a unique add-on that was especially enjoyed by runners in need of additional support options.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit weighs 10.7 ounces for men and 8.5 ounces for women. The shoe is designed to be a lighter option, as the technology is meant to help the runner move more efficiently. The shoe does weigh a bit less than some other similar models on the market. However, some runners still preferred that the shoe be a little lighter, as one reviewer mentioned wanting the women’s version below 8 ounces.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit uses a netted mesh material, evoKnit, on the upper. This material, while soft and lightweight, is also breathable. It is described as being well-ventilated and lightweight, two things that runners enjoy. The material allows for air to pass through the netting, keeping the shoe very airy. The shoe’s sockliner also wicks away moisture, which it absorbs and then dissipates it. Runners appreciated how dry their feet stayed while working out in this shoe.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit is a very comfortable shoe. Runners were most impressed with how comfortable the upper felt. Using the evoKnit material on the upper allowed for optimal air flow, as well as a sock-like feel which wraps the foot entirely. Reviewers compared the upper to slipping the foot in a sock. Also contributing to this feeling is the molded Eco Sockliner. Since the upper wraps the foot, reviewers liked that there was no unwanted gaps between the upper and the foot. One reviewer did note that the collar on the shoe rubbed her foot’s Achilles. She was able to solve this discomfort though by bending the over-sized collar down. The outsole and midsole also create a comfortable platform for the foot to land on, as they provide cushioning and flexibility.
Style
Style

Style

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit is a simple, yet stylish option that runners and lifestyle purchasers will both appreciate. The netting material on the upper looks great on the shoe. While there are not a ton of color options yet, there are still two colors available that are appealing to most styles.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit is a high quality shoe that has many durable elements. The outsole uses EverTrack+, a rubber compound that is injected into the heel. This material is highly durable. The midsole, using a dual layer holds up well even when running on highly abrasive roads. The upper is the most surprising, as it is made with a netted, mesh material. The upper performs well and has no durability issues. Reviewers were impressed with how well the shoe performs and stands up to running.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit has some elements that protect the foot when running. The shoe’s outsole protects the foot from dirt, rocks, and other elements encountered while running on the road. The midsole also protects the foot during impact, as the cushioning offers a good amount of protection. The upper also manages to keep the foot safe with its mesh netting that is able to withstand many elements. Reviewers had no issues with protection.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit provides a good amount of responsiveness, starting with the shoe’s outsole that provides a propulsion zone. This zone features flex grooves on the forefront of the shoe that help ensure toe-off is quick and easy. The shoe’s EverTrack+ material on the outsole also provides cushioning that enhances the shoe’s responsiveness. The midsole uses dual layers to ensure that the cushioning provides additional responsiveness.
Support
Support

Support

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit has added some features to support the foot during running. The new lacing system, Netfit, provides 5 lacing options that allow the runner to customize the fit to what they need. The five lacing options are standard, narrow foot, wide foot, stability and heel support. The upper also wraps the foot in its mesh material in a sock-like manner that gives the foot support and structure. There is also a heel counter that provides support as well. Reviewers enjoyed the many lacing options and felt that there was adequate support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit is designed to be used for road running. The outsole is designed using the EverTrack+ rubber compound that adds cushioning and durability. The flex grooves also ensure that there is flexibility and traction when needed. Reviewers felt that the shoe not only performed well on road, but that they also had no slipping issues in wet conditions.
Price
Price

Price

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit has an MSRP of $140. This is a typical price for most models in this category. The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit is an efficient option that performs well and utilizes high-quality technology to support runner’s goals. This is definitely an affordable option that purchasers should consider.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit outsole is designed to provide optimal traction. The blown rubber outsole is not only durable, but also grips the road surface well. The outsole also has flex grooves that contribute to the shoe’s quality traction. while also supporting natural foot movement. Reviewers felt that the Puma Speed Ignite Netfit offered a ton of traction, and even performed well in wet conditions.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit outsole is designed to provide a good amount of flexibility in a category that often has limited flexibility. The outsole has a propulsion system with flex grooves on the forefront that allow for flexibility and optimal toe-off. The upper uses mesh netting material that is well ventilated and provides a good amount flexibility as well. Reviewers felt that the Puma Speed Ignite Netfit provided flexibility needed to run efficiently.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit is neutral shoe so there are not a lot of stability features built in, but there is some. The shoe’s lacing system offers five lacing options, one of which is stability, can help provide this type of support. The shoe also has a heel counter with some extra foam that provides additional stability. Reviewers were impressed with the shoe’s lacing system and had no stability issues.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit has a 6mm drop. This is an average drop for this category of shoes, as it is made for more experience runners who like their cushioning spread out a little more. One reviewer did not that while the drop was adequate, she felt that the drop felt lower to the ground than was expected.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- EverFit+ Outsole
- Netfit lacing system
- evoKnit upper
- Heel counter
- Ignite foam midsole
- Ortholite sockliner
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit is a well-rounded shoe that should be considered by those looking for an efficient shoe. The shoe is versatile and can be used to run or in the gym as an everyday trainer. The shoe provides a customized feel as the evoKnit upper wraps the foot like a sock, and the lacing options provide support as the runner needs it. The durable outsole uses Puma’s EverTrack+ rubber and flex grooves to create a high quality foundation with strong grip. The midsole also provides comfortable cushioning with a 6mm drop that contributes to the shoe’s overall efficiency. Reviewers were impressed with how comfortable this shoe is, especially related to the upper. Many reviewers had doubts when purchasing this shoe as it did not look like a typical running shoe, but they all felt that the shoe outperformed and proved itself. The affordable price tag and light weight make this a shoe runners need to be looking at to up their running game.