Arch support
Daily running
M: 309g | W: 238g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

Daily running

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.

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.


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 is a good option for daily training and short runs.

World wide, Ignite Mesh is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Puma, is the 13th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 1010 shoes


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  • Richard Shop Zappos
    Now, you can ignite some style in your foot with the Ignite Mesh.
  • Tony Rajkumar Girwale
    This season, this is the most responsive all-purpose shoe.

Updates to Ignite Mesh

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.

Ignite Mesh size and fit

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.


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.


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