DiscontinuedUpdate: Puma Speed Ignite Netfit 2
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WeightMen: 10.7ozWomen: 8.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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85 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
This is a pretty cool shoe.
I see the Netfit being popular with both runners and the fashion crowd.
I’m not sure I’d put them on for a race, but they’re perfect as an everyday trainer.
If you need a serious speed shoe, look no further than the Ignite Netfit.
Instead of shorter, speed runs, I would probably prefer to use these shoes for my longer runs, due to the cushioning and comfort that the shoe provides in terms of protecting my feet.
- The main technology that Puma has blessed this shoe with is called Netfit. From the name itself, this technology is net-like in structure, covering the entire upper section of the shoe. It is part of the lacing system and is used to customize the shoe’s fit by utilizing different lacing techniques.
- Puma’s IGNITE foam is found in the midsole. With this technology, runners are able to experience a ride that’s responsive and cushioned. It was first introduced by the company in 2015 maximizes the energy return that runners feel every time their foot lands on a surface.
- Puma engineered propulsion zones on the outsole of the shoe. What these structures do is enhance the natural propulsion of the runner during the toe-off phase of the running cycle. Through this technology, runners can gain an extra push forward so taking off is more efficient.
The Puma Speed Ignite Netfit is available in standard shoe measurements. It comes in the usual sizes, commonly starting at 5.5 for women and 7 for men. The same goes with its width. Runners will be able to get a pair in medium width—B for women and D for men.
As for the fit, the combination of the upper evoKnit and Netfit technology ensures that the shoe is able to give a snug yet customized fit every time the runner wears it. To get the desired fit, those interested to get a pair should familiarize themselves with the specific lacing technique to apply.
The outsole of this shoe features Puma’s EverTrack+. It is an injected blown rubber compound that’s 43% lighter than ordinary rubbers, yet durable enough to protect the underfoot of the shoe. Aside from durability, this snappier rubber bestows the shoe with a kind of grip that’s reliable on most surfaces. This outsole material is also used in the Speed Ignite Netfit 2 running shoe.
Propulsion zones have also been introduced to the outsole’s design. These zones look like tiny rubber structures that have bands stretched between them. Each propulsion zone does its job in retaining the shape of the shoe and enhancing the return the runners feel. As a result, the toe-off phase runners go through becomes smoother.
The Speed Ignite Netfit features the Ignite foam innovation. The dual layers on this part of the shoe greatly help with shock attenuation, cushioning and responsiveness. This feature of the shoe was compressed to drop the offset to 6mm from heel-to-toe. As a result, runners will be able to feel the bounce-back of the shoe better, with faster energy return.
This offset also encourages runners to do forefoot or midfoot striking, promoting a running technique that enables the runner to move at a faster speed or tempo.
To enhance the in-shoe feel, a molded DSC EVA sock liner was placed on the footbed. This breathable shoe feature follows the natural curves of the underfoot, delivering a fitted and comfortable feel every time the runner puts the shoe on.
The upper of the shoe has two components. The first one is the inner sleeve which is called EvoKnit. This structure is sock-like and extends to the ankles of the shoe. The material this part is made of is light and elastic enough to easily form to the shape of the runner’s foot. With this structure in place, the fit of the shoe becomes highly secure.
Sitting on top of the EvoKnit feature is the main trademark Puma bestowed this shoe with. Covering the EvoKnit is Puma’s NetFit, an engineered net structure that has been incorporated into the lacing system of the shoe. Runners can loop their laces into the holes of the NetFit, utilizing different lacing techniques to customize the fit of the shoe according to foot shape and width.