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Update: Puma Speed 300 Ignite 3
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 8.2oz | Women: 6.6oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 28mm | Women: 28mm
Forefoot height: Men: 20mm | Women: 20mm
Brand: Puma
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $95
Colorways: Blue, Red, Orange, Multi, Pink
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Road running shoe
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78 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 75 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    The Speed 300 Ignite is a light, go-fast shoe with a wedge of Puma’s bouncy Ignite foam under the heel and a “propulsion zone” mechanism up front that stretches outsole rubber over flex grooves so that it will rebound with force as you toe-off.

  • 82 / 100 | Runner's World | | Level 4 expert

    Despite the hefty weight of the 600, my run paces were at a good clip with little effort.

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  • Puma’s 300 in the Speed series gives runners another fast-option that leans more towards the minimalist movement. The low to the ground feel, excellent feedback, and great flexibility are trademarks of a minimalist shoe that the Speed 300 Ignite offers.
  • Although it is minimalist in nature, the shoe delivers enough cushioning for mid-distance runs or speed training. With the Ignite foam in the midsole, the responsive nature of the shoe makes it a versatile option for runners during race days or when doing up tempo runs.
  • Puma also designs the shoe with an 8mm offset, which is quite rare for them. The purpose is to give runners a quicker transition from landing to take off for faster runs on the road. This heel drop works hand in hand with the Ignite foam in the heel to produce a forward momentum for anyone who is looking to push the pace.
  • Reflective overlays add style and better safety precaution when running after the sun goes down or before dawn breaks.

The Speed 300 is generally snug in a comfortable way. As with most shoes designed for speed, the locked in feel creates the security and confidence to go fast with every stride. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Sizing is accurate in options 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.


The outsole is mainly covered with Evertrack+ or Puma’s very durable carbon rubber. Placed in the rubber configuration in the middle of the forefoot is blown rubber for better traction. Puma uses a very deep and substantial cut that runs from the heel to the forefoot. This transition line connects with the deep flex grooves for excellent flexibility. The heel is decoupled to isolate shock.


The PU foam in the midsole in the form of the very responsive Ignite is located in the heel part. It is responsible for the dynamic ride of this shoe. In the forefoot is a “propulsive zone” that helps the outsole add a little to the powerful take offs of the Speed 300.


The upper is simplicity at its best. It almost entirely covered in mesh for superior breathability. Puma continues to rely on its patented logo, the Formstrip, to act as the main overlay support for its shoes, including the Speed 300 Ignite. Just like in Speed 300 Ignite 3, the overlays have reflective materials for low-visibility running. Like most minimalist shoes, the upper is lightly-padded and molds to the runner’s foot very well. Enhanced cushioning, fit, with anti-microbial properties is made possible by a molded Ortholite Sockliner. A traditional lace-up closure clinches the fit.

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