Verdict from 9 hours of research from the internet

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.

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User reviews:

  • 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 Puma 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.

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.

How Ignite Proknit compares

This shoe: 80
All shoes average: 86
53 98
This shoe: $150
All shoes average: $119
$40 $350
This shoe: 11.3oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 16.2oz
Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
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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