Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 10.5ozWomen: 10.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
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.
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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Updates to Puma Ignite Ultimate 3D
- Puma comes up with a new kink to the Ignite Ultimate line by using a reflective mesh upper with 3D printing technology. Besides giving the shoe lightweight support, the reflective materials enhance the shoe’s versatility and importance as it can be a very solid option for low-visibility running.
- Found in the midsole is the softer, but responsive proprietary foam from Puma. It makes every run comfortable where cushioning goes as it greatly helps the runner, particularly when the form suffers during a run.
- This running shoe has noticeable flexibility because of the articulated and numerous flex grooves in the outsole. For a shoe that is as well-cushioned as this one, the flexibility given is quite surprising and badly-needed. It helps the runner move quickly through the gait cycle as the shoe flexes in all the right areas.
Puma Ignite Ultimate 3D size and fit
Puma offers a standard fit in the Ignite Ultimate 3D. The heel is quite secure, the midfoot is snug, and the forefoot has decent wiggle room. The fit should be accommodating enough for runners with narrow to slightly wider foot. Sizing is generally accurate in this shoe.
The outsole of the Ignite Ultimate 3D is almost flat, but is very well-articulated. There are also several flex grooves that enhance flexibility. Puma uses a deep and wide cut that stretches from the haflway point between the heel and the midfoot to the forefoot for improved transition and added flexibility. The EverTrack rubber is placed in the heel and other high-wear areas for durability.
The PU injected EVA that Puma calls the Ignite Foam is soft, but responsiveness. As PU is injected, it does not wear out as quickly as traditional EVA and significantly has more spring. The movement from the heel to the toes are also enhanced as it covers the whole midsole. The midsole also utilizes flex grooves for more flexibility.
A very breathable 3-layered mesh with synthetic overlays covers a big part of the upper. The distinguishing element in this shoe is the 3D printing text on reflective materials. This allows the runner to roll off, even when the lights are out. The Formstrip logo is found on both sides of the shoe for added support. Inside is a molded EVA sockliner for improved cushioning and support.