|Update:||Puma Speed 500 Ignite 2|
|Weight:||Men: 9.2oz | Women: 9.2oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 6mm | Women: 6mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Midfoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Special editions:||1 special editions|
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Lightweight materials and layers keep the weight down to give you a speedy edge when running or racing.
- Puma relies yet again on its proprietary Ignite Foam to add a twist in the Speed series as it introduces the Speed 500 Ignite. The foam gives the shoe evident responsiveness and moderate cushioning without putting on too much weight. It makes the shoe a really versatile, lightweight trainer for different speeds and varying distances.
- The Propulsion Band in the outsole is another technology that enhances the spring in this shoe. Whether the runner is doing quick workouts or piling on the miles, the responsiveness greatly helps improve the runner’s performance.
- Another feature worth mentioning in this shoe is the new ultra-open mesh that should leave no doubt about how well-ventilated it is. The shoe makes running in hot conditions enjoyable.
The Speed 500 Ignite’s fit resembles that of a fast racing shoe. It hugs the foot from the heel to the forefoot. There is the excellent hold in the heel and midfoot that is not restrictive while the forefoot gets just enough room for a natural splay of the toes. Runners with narrow to average foot widths are naturally built for this kind of fit. The shoe length is standard in this shoe.
The brand-exclusive EverTrack+ rubber is located in the heel and other areas that receive most of the impact for more durability. A slightly softer blown rubber with better traction covers the rest of the outsole. There are large pods all over the outsole, which are separated by deep flex grooves for flexibility. This outsole configuration is also used in the Speed 500 Ignite 2.
The midsole of the Speed 500 S Ignite is a two-density foam laced with the very responsive Ignite Foam. Other attributes of this foam is its supportive cushioning and adequate durability in a lightweight design. Moving from the rear to the forefoot is also enhanced as the foam is a continuous slice from the heel to the forefoot.
The very open mesh is dead giveaway regarding shoe breathability. Puma uses the EverFit system to improve security and support as the shoe only utilizes very thin printed overlays as part of the upper. The straps of the EverFit system secure the midfoot and the heel of the runner. Puma’s Formstrip logo are placed on both sides of the foot while the Cat logo is in its usual place in the heel and the tongue. A lace closure ties up the fit of the shoe.