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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.

Good to know

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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

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.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Puma 698 Ignite is a good value for the money sneaker.
  • Most people who wore the shoes were happy that they felt comfortable.
  • Some reviewers said that the Puma 698 Ignite is stylish.
  • A couple of buyers commented that the sneakers fit great on their feet.
  • A few liked the shoe for its sleek look.
  • Some buyers were delighted that they can wear the shoe on different occasions.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of shoppers complained that the shoes discolored.
  • There were buyers who were disappointed about the narrow heel part of the 698 Ignite.

Bottom line

Style and comfort are the two pillars on which the Puma 698 Ignite stands. It’s a reasonably priced lifestyle shoe with a technical aspect that elevates the level of comfort. The shoe bridges its legendary running shoe heritage and Puma’s innovation.



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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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.