Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / 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
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.
WeightMen: 9.8ozWomen: 9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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.
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.
Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.
Updates to Puma Ignite Dual NightCat
- Clearly, the biggest update in the Puma Ignite Dual NightCat over the regular model are the more substantial reflective details, which is why it is a much better option when it comes to low-visibility running.
- On top of the more prominent reflection, there is also a water-resistant upper for inclement-weather runs. The water-repellent upper takes the versatility of this shoe to another level as it can now be used not only when it gets dark, but also when it is slightly raining.
- Puma mixes the well-cushioned midsole with exceptional flexibility because of the numerous flex grooves that span the forefoot to the midfoot. These grooves are rather deep and wide to give the outsole the right compression for the much-needed flexibility.
- A major guidance line from the midfoot to the forefoot helps with the transition through the gait cycle. It works with the adequate heel drop to give runners a quicker and smoother movement from the rear of the shoe to the front.
Puma Ignite Dual NightCat size and fit
The Nightcat version f the Ignite Dual is a mile tackler that provides the necessary fit for such a purpose. It has quite a roomy forefoot and toe box so those with slightly wider feet can comfortably splay their toes, even when the usual mid-run swelling happens. The heel and midfoot are adequately held in place. It generally runs true to size.
The underfoot rubber on the almost full contact outsole is separated by several deep and wide flex grooves in a herringbone design for flexibility. Between these flex grooves and ranging from the midfoot to the forefoot is a guidance line that is designed to make buttery smooth transitions. A very durable carbon rubber called the EverTrack in Puma’s book is located in the heel and the forefoot to enhance outsole durability in the Ignite Dual NightCat.
The midsole is the home of Puma’s highly-popular Ignite foam, which is known for its responsiveness and resiliency. It covers the midsole from the heel to the forefoot for more consistent cushioning. A 2nd layer of standard EVA is located also in the midsole for more cushioning and midsole durability.
The dual-layered mesh is coated with water-repellent technology to keep the foot dry during inclement weather. It greatly contributes to the breathability and form-fitting fit of the upper. The substantially more reflective NightCat elements take safety precaution for low-visibility running to a different level. Inside the shoe is a removable molded EVA insole for more cushioning duties and arch support. A lace-up closure keeps everything tidy from start to finish in the Puma Ignite Dual NightCat.