We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Various users agreed that the Speed 300 Ignite 2 was a comfortable shoe to run in.
  • Numerous runners were impressed with how affordable the shoe was, considering it was meant for competitive running.
  • The fit was terrific, and there was no apparent discomfort, according to a wearer.
  • The midsole was plush and delivered a relaxed ride, one user said.
  • Some buyers stated that the shoe was a worthy upgrade from the previous version.
  • One runner commended the outsole’s performance on slightly wet conditions.
  • Another was happy with the reflectivity of the overlays as it proved useful during nighttime runs.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One consumer mentioned that the heel part was ill-fitting because of its broad

Bottom line

The Puma Speed 300 Ignite 2 was a welcome update for most of its users. A lot of the feedback was about the shoe’s comfortable fit and structure, while several others were regarding its efficient performance. Overall, the reception from consumers was positive.


Update: Puma Speed 300 Ignite 3
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 7.8oz | Women: 7.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Competition
Brand: Puma
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $100
Colorways: Black, Blue, Pink
Small True to size Large
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  • The Puma Speed 300 Ignite 2 is a road-running shoe classified under the brand’s Speed Series. The design of this shoe is geared towards competitive running, similar to the original version. The Speed 300 Ignite 2 is ideal for runners who have a medium to high arch.
  • The shoe retains its minimalist appearance and heel-to-toe drop, but its overall structure allows it to have a lighter weight than the first Speed 300 Ignite. Regarding looks, the outsole has the most noticeable update.
  • Made from lightweight mesh, the upper provides a seamless and precise fit. It also has a lace-up design that brings a more secure fit compared to its predecessor.
  • The midsole consists of IGNITE, Puma’s PU foam cushioning. It works by dispersing impact forces while ensuring responsiveness at an optimum level. It sits on an injection-molded rubber compound that enhances the cushioning and durability, as well as enabling efficient traction for a smoother toe-off.

The Speed 300 Ignite 2 has a standard running shoe length. The construction of the shoe permits runners with narrow-to-medium foot volumes. The width profiles are available in D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.

The outsole consists of a blown rubber compound that is injection-molded, making the shoe lightweight, but not at the expense of efficient traction. The outsole also gives a bounciness that equals a responsive ride.

The EverTrack material that wraps the outsole makes for a durable shoe, especially in the high-wear areas.

Featuring Puma’s signature IGNITE foam, the top side of the dual-layer midsole lends a dynamic fit. IGNITE works by dispersing the impact generated from the foot-strike, producing an energized stride. This midsole material is also used in the Speed 300 Ignite 3 and other running shoes from Puma.

The forefoot includes Propulsion Zone+, a nylon-engineered element that propels the runner forward, resulting in a reflexive toe-off and a faster running speed.

With the molded DSC Supreme sock liner, there is an instant comfort upon step-in. This insole also provides a smoother underfoot feel.

The 2nd version of the Speed 300 Ignite has a seamless upper that’s made from lightweight mesh, implementing a breathable and relaxed sensation all around the foot.

Similar to its predecessor, there are synthetic overlays on the midfoot area to supply a supportive structure for the foot. The overlays are covered with reflective materials to encourage visibility while running in low-light conditions.

The traditional lace-up closure involves a lace-leverage that goes around the foot, serving as a lining of the heel collar. This implement is meant to give an even more secure fit as the runner tightens the laces.


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.