PUMA Men's Ignite Pwradapt Caged Golf Shoes
About this deal
The big marketing focus on the Puma Ignite PWRADAPT is its “3-dimensional traction that adapts to the way you move.” Puma’s goal was to isolate the individual spike “pods” so they moved independently based on the player’s stance. I don’t have a bunch of scientific data to support this claim, but I will assure you that the Ignite PWRADAPT’s grip is incredible. To help with that grip even more, Puma added “anatomically positioned flex grooves that allow your foot to move naturally while providing essential support for unrivaled connection with the ground.” In the interest of full disclosure, I had one major slip on the second hole, but it was in a situation where a tee box was extremely wet and firm. Not even metal spikes would have saved me…and my swing was terrible too.
The outsole features three dimensional traction pods which add versatility when out on the golf course. It’s another bonus that these are waterproof and come with a two-year guarantee as, again, that’s not what you’d expect from a shoe so light and comfortable. The two big things I’m usually worried about (support and waterproofing) were no challenge for the Puma Ignite PWRADAPT. For such a lightweight, breathable shoe, the Ignite PWRADAPT provided great support and stability all round. Most importantly, after 18 holes of trudging through the mud and water, my feet were bone dry. My favorite part of the PWRADAPT’s comfort is easily the flexible, lightweight ankle cuff. This material grips your foot and ankle well and is extremely comfortable over the duration of your round.
Despite the added traction and waterproofing, these still seem to me like a pair of golf shoes I want to be wearing through the summer, rather than the winter. So the introduction of the Puma Ignite Pwradapt was music to my ears as it looked like they have retained the superb comfort from the Ignite Sport but with added traction and waterproofing.
There are still scenarios where your traction is going to be an issue. The PWRADAPT concept helps grip the ground better in uneven stances but doesn’t perform physics-defying miracles. Trying to stand on a 45º angle is still trying to stand on a 45º angle. Where the PWRADAPT design excels is in giving you great response in your feel of the ground and preventing you from slipping out. For over 70 years Puma has proven itself to be a firm leader in the sports lifestyle industry, particularly with its lines of footwear, apparel and accessories for golfers of all ages. Their incredible golf shoe designs are known for being on the cutting edge of modern design and technology, helping the brand to garner a loyal following amongst both professional and amateur golfers. Ok, they aren’t quite as stable in the upper as some shoes we have tested so far this year but they are as good as you’ll get for a lightweight, trainer-style golf shoe.Our range of GS-Fast golf shoes take design inspiration from our much-loved “RS” line of trainers, but for GS we’ve added golf twist. With an outsole designed to offer superb traction, you can keep your foot-in whether you’re on tee-ing off or playing out of the bunker. Like most of our golf shoes, the GS-Fast are also constructed with a fully waterproof upper to keep your feet dry and comfortable even in adverse conditions. The Puma Ignite PWRADAPT is in line with many of Puma’s recent styles which have a more modern flavor. Typically the “anchor” shoe of the Puma lineup is leather, but the PWRADAPT’s standard is a stretch performance mesh similar to the Ignite Sport Spikeless. Yes, there is a leather option available, but it also has a more modern look to it.