We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Speed 1000 S Ignite is very comfortable, based on most of the reviews.
  • A good number of reviewers loved the shock-absorbing qualities of the cushioning.
  • The EverFit+ upper securely wraps the foot in comfort and support.
  • A molded Ortholite Sockliner adds premium comfort and enhances fit in the shoe.
  • Some noticed the excellent breathability of the shoe.
  • A handful noted the superb outsole durability.
  • A small number of runners with knee issues were able to have fun in their runs with this shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It is just too heavy, according to several reviewers.
  • Break-in time is really needed for the Speed 1000 S, based on some reviews.
  • A few mentioned that there are better performing stability shoes where price is concerned.

Bottom line

The Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite is a solid blend of maximum cushioning and stability for long distance running. It stands out because of the shoe’s incredibly comfortable interior, breathable ride, and an upper that hugs the foot like a glove. For moderate to heavy overpronators, the shoe is an appropriate addition to their shoe racks.


Terrain: Road
Arch support: Stability
Weight: Men: 12.9oz | Women: 12.9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 12mm | Women: 12mm
Pronation: Overpronation
Arch type: Medium arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Puma
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $135
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Red
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  • Puma aims to mix high-level cushioning and stability in the Speed 1000 S Ignite. For that all-out cushioning, a thick slice of Ignite Foam is located in the midsole. More than just being very comfortable and plush, the runner gets a decent dose of responsiveness in this shoe courtesy of this foam.
  • A stability system is located in the midsole as well to curb the excessive inward rolling of the foot after landing. It guides overpronators, especially when the miles pile up.
  • Adding stability to the shoe is a massive heel counter that greatly locks down the heel. The counter cups the entire heel area and secures it from any needless movement. Working as an anchor in the upper where support goes is the EverFit+ System. It enhances both midfoot and heel security.
  • Despite the amount of cushioning and stability features, the shoe offers a good amount of flexibility because of the deep flex grooves in the underfoot.

The stability version of the Speed 1000 Ignite offers a medium fit. The EverFit+ locking system greatly helps with the snug heel and midfoot. A substantial heel counter wraps the rear portion really well. Runners with flat or inflexible feet should be delighted with the forefoot’s more than average toe space. The shoe runs true to size.

An abrasion resistant carbon rubber in the EverTrack+ covers the heel, midfoot, and perimeter of the forefoot for superb durability. The rest of the outsole is blown rubber for enhanced traction. Puma uses large rubber pods in the underfoot to improve the shoe’s grip on the road.

The midsole of the Speed 1000 S Ignite is where Puma wants to really get the job done with this shoe. For exceptional cushioning, the proprietary dual-density Ignite Foam covers the full-length of the midsole. It is noted for its lightweight nature, more than enough durability, and perceptible responsiveness. Puma uses what it calls the Engineered Stability Zone in the midsole for overpronation measures. Placed on the medial side of the heel to the midfoot, it wraps the arch in support to keep the foot from too much inward motion.

A two-layer mesh keeps the run very breathable because of the large forefoot holes. It improves security and support. The EverFit+ or the two straps on each side of the foot that also connect to the heel and locks down the entire upper in comfort and security. A very substantial heel counter also does the same in the heel. The interior of the shoe offers more cushioning and added fit as a molded Ortholite Sockliner is thrown into the mix. Puma’s Formstrip logo are found on both sides of the foot while the Cat logo is emblazoned on the tongue and the heel.


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.