Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

5 reasons to buy

  • A majority of consumers lauded the Puma Ignite evoKNIT Lo for its style and comfort.
  • Many users felt that it delivered adequate support.
  • Several owners mentioned that they like the structure at the back of the shoe.
  • A few reviewers appreciated that the upper was breathable and sturdy.
  • Some commenters welcomed the wide heel as it offered stability.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Most female reviewers claimed that the trainer ran large.
  • A handful of male owners complained that the opening was too narrow and did not have enough elasticity.
  • One user complained that the back was too high and it irritated the Achilles.
  • Some users did not like the heel height, stating it was too high.
  • One person stated that the sole was squeaky and that the band left a mark on the foot.

Bottom line

The Ignite evoKNIT Lo received tons of praise for its style and comfort. The support offered by the shoe was perceived adequate, especially the structure at the back. The women’s version received complaints as it ran large while men had grievances with the small opening of the shoe. Some other issues people had with it include the high heel and chafing at the Achilles due to its construction.

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A top rated Puma training shoe
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  • The Puma Ignite evoKNIT Lo banks on the success of the original design. It retains some of the technologies from the previous version such as the durable EverTrack outsole, the responsive IGNITE midsole, the Chevron flex grooves, the transition line, and the supportive heel strap.
  • Instead of a high-cut design, the upper of this model comes up below the ankle. This low-cut silhouette gives the ankles more freedom to move.

The Puma Ignite evoKnit Lo comes in both men’s and women’s sizes. The men’s version is true to size while the women’s version runs large. Female consumers are advised to get a half or full size smaller than their usual size. It is also recommended to try the shoe in person to get a secure and comfortable fit. The width is available in D - Medium for men and B - Medium for women. The cleatie construction and the sock-like material in the upper deliver a snug fit.

The bottom of the Ignite evoKNIT Lo makes use of a rubber material. This compound is designed to be hard-wearing and flexible.

The shoe features Chevron flex grooves throughout the entire bottom to compensate for the relatively thick platform, and to support multi-directional movements, as well as natural forefoot bending. A transition line that goes from the heel to the forefoot mimics the natural gait, potentially giving a smooth ride.

The EverTrack+ reinforces the heel and forefoot areas. This technology is made of a high abrasion rubber that can withstand the grueling demands of indoor or outdoor training.

The Ignite foam comprises the midsole of this Puma trainer. This polyurethane (PU) compound is lightweight, durable and firm. It absorbs shock by compressing lightly and quickly returning to its original form, resulting in a quick push off from the ground.

The trainer employs a molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (IMEVA) insole. This foam adds another layer of comfort and shock absorption.

The Puma Ignite evoKNIT Lo features a three-colored knitted upper that stretches and conforms to the shape of the foot. This type of material is breathable and capable of keeping the foot-chamber well-ventilated. It also keeps the foot adequately supported during workouts.

Seen in the forefoot area are bonded overlays. They protect the knitted material from abrasion while also maintaining the shape of the toe box.

A TPU piece and a midfoot support strap serve as an external heel counter. It locks the back of the foot to the midsole and prevents it from slipping or wobbling inside the shoe.

Flat laces pass through the eyelets on the midfoot strap. Pulling the laces draws in the TPU unit at the back and delivers a more secure fit.

At the back of the collar is a pull tab that allows the wearer to put on the shoe quickly.

Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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