Arch support
Daily running
M: 320g | W: 320g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 28mm | W: 28mm
Forefoot height
M: 20mm | W: 20mm
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 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The best asset of the Puma Ignite Proknit is its comfort, according to most runners.

  • Breathability is more than sufficient based on the observations of a handful of those who tried using the shoe.

  • A large portion of runners agrees that the durability of the Ignite Proknit is superb.

  • The responsiveness of the cushioning permit runners to enjoy the miles as remarked by many.

  • Numerous runners were greatly impressed by the Puma Proknit’s flexibility despite the ample cushioning.

  • A thunderous approval from many runners is directed towards the way the upper hugs the foot.

  • The traction is good enough for most of the runners to enjoy their runs, even when it rains.

  • Wearing the Ignite Proknit for casual wear is a solid option as experienced by a handful.

3 reasons not to buy

  • An ounce or two off of the Puma Ignite Proknit is ideal as mentioned by a majority of the comments.

  • The slashed $120 price tag is considered by a few as too expensive.

  • There are a small number of runners who wanted better durability in the shoe.

Bottom line

The Puma Ignite Proknit is a superbly comfortable shoe that could have shed some of its weight to really stand out. Runners with medium to high arches will find the arch support sufficient from start to finish. It is a rather versatile shoe as it does quite well for casual wear.

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

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Expert reviews

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83 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 83
    Samuel SaguaLevel 1 expert
    by Samuel Sagua
    Puma's Proknit upper feels thicker and firmer than its rivals.
  • 83
    Wear TestedLevel 1 expert
    by Wear Testers
    The knitted upper upgrade should provide a closer fit to the foot and shed a ton of weight for a lightweight feel that will help you run faster and longer.
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  • Jace
    Out of the box, they look great.
  • Nelly Shop Zappos
    This shoe has a breathable Proknit upper for a sock-like fit.

Updates to Ignite Proknit

The Puma Ignite Proknit features a maximum cushioning that effectively attenuates shock during impact and gives high energy-return for a more responsive ride. There is also enough amount of cushioning in the heel for a long-lasting performance.

This shoe features a fully knitted upper that provides maximum breathability and sock-like fit. The upper was also enhanced to give a new look and improve the interior feel. The ultra-thin suede tongue gives added comfort.

Ignite Proknit size and fit

The Ignite Proknit is available in standard running shoe length. The heel, midfoot and forefoot are in standard measurements. This shoe accommodates different foot shapes and measurements and a snug fit is made possible by the upper’s knitted coverage.


The outsole unit uses the EverTrack technology that provides protection from abrasion and the damaging properties of the road. The transition line is also added to follow the runner’s natural gait pattern, allowing runners to have a more controlled and balanced ride.


The midsole features the notable Ignite midsole foam that delivers high-rebound cushioning. The midsole’s chevron flex grooves delivers flexibility and promotes a smoother heel-to-toe transition. The ForEverFoam in the heel area delivers durable cushioning for a long-lasting performance.


The upper of the Puma Ignite Proknit features a fully knitted upper coverage that delivers maximum comfort which is also enhanced by the ultra-thin suede tongue. It also features the traditional lace-up system, delivering a snug and adjustable fit.


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