Puma has introduced the next generation of their popular Ignite shoe model, featuring innovative new lacing systems and a spikeless traction platform with contemporary upper silhouette designs.
Puma shoes have always been highly regarded for modern and cutting edge design, but the latest instalment from the Ignite range also seeks to provide stability and comfort for golfers too. The NXT family showcases three different options for securing the foot - Puma’s Disc technology, a traditional lacing style, and the all-new Solelace which produces the ultimate locked-in fit from the ground up.
As well as looking great, the Ignite NXT’s have some pretty serious technology packed in too, to help you to perform to your best out on the links. The Pro-Form TPU outsole has a specific traction pattern featuring over 100 hexagonal lugs to ensure stability and grip on a variety of lies.
The midsole section underneath the foot is an Ignite Foam construction wrapped in Soleshield to provide added durability and giving you comfort for as long as you are on your feet.
The upper section features a waterproof mesh material, similar to a wetsuit, with Pwrframe reinforcement for a lightweight but sturdy finish. The Pwrframe focuses on giving extra support to those areas under extra stress during motion, such as the golf swing, so that you can feel confident when hitting the ball.
Andrew Lawson, Product Line Manager for Puma Golf, said of the range:
The popularity of our Ignite spikeless footwear surpassed our early expectations, as golfers of all ages and skill levels have recognised the comfort and convenience benefits Puma’s spikeless performance footwear can provide.
As well-received as our current offerings of spikeless footwear have been, we’ve taken our game to a new level with the NXT collection that blends incredibly stylish silhouettes, rooted in Puma’s performance heritage, with three distinct closure options, to ensure the perfect fit and feel for every golfer.
Puma Ignite NXT Solelace
The new Solelace model benefits from the comfort of Ignite foam along with the all-new NXT underfoot traction technology, and as the name suggests, the Solelace closure system. Back when you were younger, it was common to have the laces of your football or rugby boots wrapped underneath the shoe before tying them back on top if they were too long or to provide extra stability, and this seems to be the same idea, although with plenty more technology to back it up.
The lace unit is attached directly to the midsole so that the laces completely cover the foot for 360-degree support, tightening not just the upper section of the foot like conventional laces.
These laces, combined with the Performance Mesh upper and Pwrframe technology, give you a completely secure fit. They are available in four colourways including Black/Team Gold and Burnt Olive/Aged Silver/Black, and priced at £110 RRP.
Puma Ignite NXT
The Ignite NXT model, like the Solelace, uses a Performance Mesh upper with Ignite Foam and new traction technology which results in all-round comfort and performance from a spikeless shoe for use on and off the course.
However the Ignite NXT also uses a new Pwrcage technology, which consists of a very strong and lightweight saddle that is separate from the upper section, to ensure support is given throughout the golf swing, and uses traditional laces for an easy, familiar fit.
Priced at £110, the Ignite NXT also comes in a choice of four different colour combinations such as Black/Silver/White and Peacot/Team Gold/White.
Puma Ignite NXT Disc
The Ignite NXT Disc shoe features all of the technologies seen in the standard NXT shoe, but also comes with Puma’s successful Disc tightening system to make life that little bit easier for you. Just the twist of a dial allows you to choose how tightly you want your feet to be secured, ensuring that you get the correct fit for optimised comfort. No more wasted time tying laces in the car park!
Also priced at £110 RRP, the Disc is available in the same four colour schemes as the standard lace version.
Puma Ignite NXT Pro
The Ignite NXT Pro is designed for those golfers who seek a firmer feel to their shoe, with the performance mesh construction replaced with a microfiber upper with Pwrframe reinforcement for added stability. Pwrcage pieces then ensure a secure fit.
The Pro shoes are available in three cultured colourways at an RRP of £110- High Rise/Team Gold/White, Black/Team Gold/White and White/Silver/Gray Violet.
Puma Ignite NXT Solelace Women’s
The ladies’ version comes equipped with the same technologies present in the men’s models, including the spikeless traction platform, new Solelace closure system, non-stretch waterproof and breathable mesh and Ignite foam for extreme comfort.
The ladies’ model is priced the same as the men's at £110 RRP, and comes in three fashionable colour styles - Peacoat/Metalic Pink, Black/Metalic Pink and Quarry/Caribbean Sea.