Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    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.

  • Arch support

    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

    - 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.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    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.

  • Price
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 9.8oz
    Women: 9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The NightCat version of the Ignite Dual is very comfortable, according to many reviewers.
  • The reflective details in this model gained positive remarks from consumers.
  • A good number of heel strikers loved the cushioning in the heel.
  • Runners commented that the water-repelling capability of the upper helped in keeping their feet dry.
  • The underfoot platform’s flexibility received good feedback from testers.
  • It is a value for the money purchase, based on the comments of some runners.
  • Several purchasers were able to use the Puma Ignite Dual NightCat for cardio exercises and gym workouts with ease.
  • Several runners received compliments about how cool they looked while wearing this shoe.
  • The shoe helped in making the transition from landing to take-off very smooth, some testers observed.
  • There were reviewers who reported that the Ignite Dual NightCat felt suitably lightweight.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few forefoot strikers felt that the forefoot is just not cushioned enough for long runs.
  • A handful of runners reported that it was ½ size larger than the regular measurements.
  • Some runners wanted a little padding in the tongue to prevent it from causing irritation.

Bottom line

One of Puma’s most popular shoes becomes even more multi-faceted with the introduction of even more reflective materials and a water-repellent upper. The Puma Ignite Dual NightCat offers exceptional comfort, solid arch support, excellent cushioning, and the kind of flexibility that runners look for in a well-cushioned shoe. Additionally, the very reasonable price and the simple, yet elegant look only makes this shoe even more attractive to runners of different levels.

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Expert Reviews

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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 Puma Ignite Dual NightCat 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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.