Arch support
Daily running
M: 272g | W: 227g
Heel to toe drop
M: 12mm | W: 12mm
Heel height
M: 31mm | W: 31mm
Forefoot height
M: 19mm | W: 19mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A lot of consumers used the word ‘comfortable’ to describe the Puma Ignite v2 and their time wearing it.

  • This running shoe’s colorful upper unit was lauded by testers who stated that they made the façade very eye-catching.

  • The flexibility of the platform gained praise because it allowed the runners to move their feet more naturally.

  • The underfoot cushioning system was reliable, according to many testers.

  • Several testers reported that the platform was capable of absorbing impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle.

  • The price was affordable, according to runners.

  • Some consumers were able to use this running shoe for a variety of activities, and they said that it didn’t disappoint them in any way.

  • The runners reported that it was true-to-size.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners complained that the Puma Ignite v2 was too narrow for their feet.

  • A few runners were disappointed with the shoe’s thin tongue because it didn’t feel comfortable against their skin.

Bottom line

The Puma Ignite v2 gained positive feedback from many reviewers because of its impressive cushioning and the responsiveness of its components. A lot of them wrote that its mechanisms were durable, and that it was generally comfortable. This road shoe became highly recommended for those who need a reliable running companion.

World wide, Ignite v2 is in the top 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Puma, is the 13th most popular.

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    Max BenwellLevel 2 expert
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    Light and responsive, they’re excellent value for money, and their springy sole will make you feel like you’re running that little bit faster.
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Updates to Ignite v2

The upper unit of the Ignite v2 has been updated with a more open construction. Most of the overlay system has been relegated to the side of the shoe, therefore providing more space for the breathable material to actually expose itself and encourage air to enter the shoe.

A silicone print at the heel section of the shoe locks the foot down, thus preventing accidental slips and shoe-removals.

Chevron Grooves in the mid-sole act as a rebound mechanism as they compress during impact and they spring back to their original state during take-off. It’s a solid way to propel the runner forward.

The sock liner atop the mid-sole unit has been molded to follow the contours of the arch, hugging it and cradling it for additional support.

Ignite v2 size and fit

The sizing scheme of the Puma Ignite v2 is regular. Runners can choose the size that they’re more acclimated to and be satisfied with it. The medium width accommodates many types of feet, though those with wide feet might feel more snug.


The EverTrack outsole layer acts as a shield against wear and abrasion. It’s a durable material that’s placed in crucial areas where wear is more likely to occur. It also provides traction and support.

The Flex Grooves in the forefoot area offer more freedom when it comes to the movement of the foot, thus making each toe-off more energized and more natural.

A Transition Line that runs along the mid-foot to the forefoot area mimics the natural gait pattern when running, thus making each step more fluid and agreeable.


The IGNITE foam material is Puma’s trademark mid-sole unit. It’s a responsive component that offers cushioning and energy return, while being durable and flexible.

The ForEverFoam tech is placed in the heel area. This high quality foam offers durable cushioning that doesn’t easily break down or lose structural integrity. It can handle the weight of the runner and still retain a high level of strength even after many uses.


The breathable mesh upper keeps the foot dry and cool. It has a more open construction than the original Ignite because the overlay system has been placed to the sides of the shoe. The material is also more flexible, making it more responsive to the natural movement of the foot.

The Silicon Print at the heel area of the Ignite v2 was created to add more security to the rear section of the foot. It locks the heel down in place, thus keeping the whole foot in the shoe at all times. Reflective detailing is added in this unit, enhancing visibility and overall appeal.

The Suede tongue is soft and comfortable to the skin. It doesn’t have too much padding, therefore making the overall fit less snug or restrictive.

An overlay system in the sides of this running shoe helps to customize the fit by responding to adjustments made to the lacing system. Mid-foot security is the focus of the overlays.


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