• Terrain


    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.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    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.

    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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 12.9oz
    Women: 12.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
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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.


Updates to Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite

  • 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.

Puma Speed 1000 S Ignite size and fit

Puma offers a medium fit in the Speed 1000 S Ignite. 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.