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Update: Puma Ignite EvoKNIT 2
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 11.9oz | Women: 10.1oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Features: Slip-on | High-top
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Release date: Jul 2016
Brand: Puma
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Narrow, Normal | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $130
Colorways: Black, White, Grey, Red, Orange, Blue, Multi, Silver, Beige
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Road running shoe
A top rated Puma running shoe
A popular pick

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83 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 78 / 100 | Bryan Hinkle | Level 3 expert

    Great first effort on the materials. The evoKnit feels great on-foot. I just wish this shoe had a little more lateral support here in the side panels just to give you that extra security when you're doing something besides just kicking it in the streets with these.

  • 86 / 100 | Greys Customs | Level 1 expert

    The quality is good. Puma goes in with the quality.

  • 86 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 3 expert

    The evoKnit Ignite is a winner. Given a wide release, this shoe could be a huge hit based on the knit craze, the ankle sock craze, and the overall look, which is sick.

  • 90 / 100 | HighSnobiety | | Level 1 expert

    What I found best about this shoe was that I never had to worry about it keeping up with me. Whether I was running around town, putting in work at the gym, or stomping around in the mud with. 

  • 82 / 100 | TheBragAffair | | Level 1 expert

    The evoKNIT uppers are fantastic with the knit pattern being very consistent and the pattern also becoming tighter around the parts that need the additional support, specifically around the ankle and back of the shoes.

  • 78 / 100 | DeFY New York YouTube Channel | Level 1 expert

    If you have a pair of Flyknits or Primeknits, I would definitely give this a look.

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  • Without a doubt, the star of the Puma Ignite EvoKNIT is the knit upper that Puma hopes can stand toe to toe with the best in the business where this type of upper design is concerned. The shoe offers a sock-like fit that reaches just above the ankle for an upper that thoroughly wraps the foot in comfort.
  • As the upper is almost entirely made of an EvoKNIT, Puma uses an ankle strap to secure this area. On top of this, there is a structured external heel counter to really lock the heel and provide security.
  • The hard-wearing sole gets a boost in flexibility, courtesy of the deep flex grooves. It also compensates for the rather thick midsole foam to prevent the ride from feeling too stiff.

Puma designed the Ignite EvoKNIT for those with medium to slightly narrower feet. It has moderate wiggle room in the forefoot for a natural splay of the toes while the heel is supremely secured. The arch relies mostly on the stiffer fabric in the midfoot for support. It runs true to size.


The outsole of the Puma Ignite EvoKNIT uses a large number of flex grooves all over the shoe for optimal flexibility for such a well-cushioned shoe. Besides the numerous horizontal flex grooves, there is also a huge vertical flex groove that spans the length of the outsole. The transition from heel to take-off is enhanced by the presence of this vertical flex groove. There is EverTrack, which is in color black in this shoe is utilized in high-wear areas for durability. A softer blown rubber is found in some of the areas for traction and a little bit of cushioning.


Puma’s brand-exclusive Ignite foam stretches across the entire midsole. It is of sufficient cushioning, durability, and responsiveness. The full-length design of the midsole gives more efficiency for the runner during the gait cycle.


The totally seamless upper is mostly covered by Puma’s innovative EvoKNIT material, which is also utilized in the Ignite EvoKNIT 2. It has a sock-like fit that is luxurious in feel and comfort all the way to the collar. The upper is one-piece and quite stretchy that it can accommodate a variety of foot shapes. For structure and support, the Ignite EvoKNIT uses an external heel counter and an ankle strap. At the back of the collar is a heel loop for convenience.

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