We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The substantial padding and luxurious interior provide runners a very comfortable ride in the Speed 600.
  • Some runners noted that the durability is above what one can expect from a daily trainer.
  • The reflective overlays look cool and help with precautionary measures when running in low-light conditions or areas.
  • Several runners have used the shoe for distances ranging from 10Ks to really long runs.
  • It looks awesome, according to most reviews.
  • The transition is fast and effortless, noted a few testers.
  • Excellent ground feel.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of users believed that the price point is little too much.
  • It is a bit heavy for some.
  • A couple of testers felt beat up because of too much ground feel for a daily trainer.

Bottom line

Puma offers a daily trainer in the Speed series in the form of the 600. The moderate cushioning does not hinder the bouncy nature of the Ignite foam while ground feedback remains to be excellent. With good arch support and superior comfort in tow, runners can pile on the miles with this shoe.


Update: Puma Speed 600 Ignite 3
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.2oz | Women: 8.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Puma
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $125
Colorways: Black, Blue, Multi, Pink, Red
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  • Puma’s fast line of shoes gets more muscle in the Speed 600 Ignite. The slightly larger chunk of midsole delivers sufficient cushioning for the rigors of daily training while the Ignite foam remains to be as responsive as ever.
  • The Everfit technology is included in the shoe, which greatly helps with the lockdown. Without using any kind of fancy lacing techniques, the upper hugs the foot in comfort and security despite the very minimal overlay.
  • An incredibly breathable run is there for the runner as the upper uses a mesh with very large holes. As the mesh covers almost the entire upper, a sweat-free and very cool ride happens every time out.

The fit of the Puma 600 Ignite is very similar to most trainers. It is standard from the heel to the forefoot with more than enough wiggle room for the toes to splay. The shoe is designed to pile on the miles so the toe box gets enough space to accommodate mid-run swelling with ease. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Sizes are accurate in options 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.

The outsole is very similar to racing flat version of this series. It has several forefoot grooves for flexibility. Puma covers the outsole with durable Evertrack+ with some blown rubber in the middle of the forefoot for added traction. A decoupled heel helps with the transition from the back to the front and isolates shock.

A dual-layer midsole with Ignite foam in the heel offers excellent cushioning with great responsiveness. The slightly larger midsole provides the plush feel that does not take away the shoe’s responsiveness or excellent ground feedback. It also helps with the durability for miles upon miles of training.

The seamless upper is mostly knitted mesh and hugs the foot really well. As the mesh is made of very large holes, there is maximum breathability in this shoe. Puma’s reliance on its patented logo as the main midfoot hold continues in the 600. Reflective materials are also found on the overlays for nighttime or early dawn running. A molded Ortholite Sockliner greets runners with enhanced comfort and fit.


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.