Summary

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The shoe delivers a comfortable ride, according to some reviews.
  • The cushioning of the Puma Ignite Mesh provides soft underfoot protection and high energy return.
  • A few number of users noticed the reliable traction and sturdy build of the shoe’s outsole unit.
  • The forefoot grooves offers maximum flexibility for a smoother transition from heel to toe.
  • The ultra-thin tongue gained positive reviews from runners because it gives added comfort all throughout the run.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners mentioned that the shoe was poorly made because the stitching and fabrics wear off quickly.
  • A few runners complained that the shoe feels too tight for them.
  • According to view reviews, the shoe feels heavy.

Bottom line

The Puma Ignite Mesh is a road running shoe designed for neutral pronators. The shoe features maximum cushioning, flexibility and comfort. It received praises from users but a few are also disappointed. The Ignite mesh needs improvement but others still found the shoe to be a good option for daily training and short runs.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.9oz | Women: 8.4oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Puma
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $100
Colorways: Black, Blue, Pink, Yellow
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
A top rated Puma running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this April

Expert Reviews

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  • The Puma Ignite Mesh features a superior cushioning through the unique PU foam formula specifically designed to provide maximum responsiveness and increased energy return, helping runners to move faster.
  • The ForEverFoam placed in the heel is another great feature of the shoe. Aside from the added cushioning, it also provides durability for long-lasting running experience.
  • The outsole of the shoe also uses the EverTrack technology that is designed to provide sturdiness especially on high-abrasion areas.

When it comes to sizing, the Ignite Mesh is true to size. It offers a comfortable fit in the heel and midfoot area. The toe box is just right to accommodate the toes comfortably. It is available in standard D and B medium widths.


The outsole unit of the shoe uses the EverTrack material that is designed to provide durability on high-wear areas. The grooves provide added grip when needed and flexibility to every step. The outsole of this shoe is as durable as flexible as the Vomero 14 from Nike.


Designed to provide maximum cushioning, the Ignite Mesh utilizes Puma’s Ignite foam midsole that is engineered for high-rebound cushioning. Along with this is the ForEverFoam strategically placed in the heel for maximum durability. The flex grooves are designed for flexibility and high energy return.


The Puma Ignite Mesh has breathable upper mesh coverage. It provides a great combination of breathability, comfort and flexibility. The lacing system of the shoe is designed to provide a snug fit while the ultra-thin and soft tongue gives added comfort.

Comparison

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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