Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
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Puma 698 Ignite History
The Puma 698 Ignite is the younger sibling of the timeless R698. It’s an original silhouette that was inspired by the design of its older performance running shoe sibling. But instead of using the chunky Trinomic cushioning applied to the R698, the designers went for the IGNITE foam technology.
The Puma R698 was released in the early 90s. The original has an upper made of mesh and suede. The model also had minimal Puma branding. The technology behind its cushioning system is the Trinomic sole. The silhouette has been reworked by Puma so it eventually landed on the streets. It has been used for collaborations and seen in various colorways.
The IGNITE foam technology is a revision of the German athletic label’s Trinomic cushioning system which was first launched in 1989.
In March 2016, the R698 and 698 Ignite were released as one package deal named Old vs. New.
Puma 698 Ignite Style
The Puma 698 Ignite embodies the classic sporty style merged with evolution. These sneakers manage to keep the relevancy in an era where staying fit, healthy and active is the latest trend. Its main appeal comes from being a lifestyle shoe that can be used for athletic activities because of its technology. The latest fabrication and paneled design make the sneaker a fashionable item.
A creative recommends wearing the 698 Ignite laid-back style with a pair of long, loose pants, a sweatshirt and a coat made of wool.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma 698 Ignite’s available size range from 5.5 to 10.5 for women and 5 to 11 for men. The lace-up closure gives the foot a snug fit. This model fairly runs true to size.
The DNA of the very popular R698 can still be pointed out in this shoe despite the facelift by virtue of the more minimal upper and the seamless overlays. This sleek and smooth upper sits on top of Puma’s top of the line midsole cushioning – the Ignite technology for a shoe that fuses style and performance with ease.
- The IGNITE foam infused in the Puma 698 Ignite gives responsive cushioning and optimum energy return to the wearer. It is made of polyurethane. This technology can withstand both hot and cold environments.
- The rubber outsole provides superb traction.
- The Puma 698 Ignite flaunts the Puma Formstrip on the medial and lateral sides.
- The tongue has the Puma label while the heel has its world-renowned cat logo.