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  • The Puma Ignite EvoKNIT 2 is a running shoe that’s designed for the roads. It is also optimized for neutral pronators who want a fashion-forward article mixed in their daily apparel. Design-wise, it bears some similarities with the first version, employing a high-cut construction and a knitted upper for an all-encompassing yet agreeable fit.
  • Contrary to the first version, this model has a traditional tongue unit, which makes it easier for the wearer to slide the foot in and out of the interior chamber. The stretchy midfoot strap now acts as a midfoot saddle instead of a heel-securing mechanism.
  • IGNITE is a foam compound that gives back energy to the foot of the wearer. It also attenuates impact shock, and it supports the foot as well. A rubber compound protects the midsole platform from the abrasive nature of the asphalt.

The Puma Ignite EvoKNIT 2 was designed to be true to size. It accommodates the usual choices of consumers when it comes to length. The available width of the women’s version is B – Medium while the men’s iteration has the D – Medium option.

The knitted material of the upper and the stretchy collar allow the foot to ease into the foot-chamber and get a secure coverage.

The outsole unit of the Puma Ignite EvoKNIT 2 makes use of a rubber compound. It aims to shield the rest of the platform from wear and tear. It also provides surface traction, which is essential in every running session.

Flex grooves are patterned all across the external side of the platform. These shallow trenches accommodate the inherent bending of the foot, giving energy and enablement to the toe-offs.

The Puma Ignite EvoKNIT 2 features the IGNITE foam, its namesake. This full-length compound is responsible for keeping the foot comfortable during any activity. It is also designed to attenuate impact shock and convert the energy into a kinetic force that the foot and leg can utilize when taking each step.

A majority of the upper is made up of evoKNIT, a cloth-like material that offers a smooth and breathable coverage.

Stretchy fabric is used for the collar and heel counter. Both these sections have the task of holding the foot in place and preventing it from wobbling or exiting the shoe involuntarily.

A tongue unit opens up the instep to facilitate an easy on-and-off.

The traditional crisscross lacing system offers a customizable fit. These fabric strings are anchored by a stitched-on strap that ends in a pull-tab right at the top of the tongue construction.

A set of midfoot bands serves as a unique-looking saddle. The stretchy fastenings are held together in the middle by a thermoplastic clip that has the Puma Cat logo. Aside from keeping the foot in place, this configuration also heightens the visual style of the Puma Ignite EvoKNIT 2.

A pull-tab at the heel further assists the wearer’s foot when it comes to entering or exiting the interior chamber.


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