Today I tried the new Puma IGNITE disc, the first laceless version of the popular IGNITE series of running shoes.
The IGNITE has seen a few incarnations since it’s first debut in purple and pink, which are still one of my favourites. I’m not sure of the exact sequence of releases but the PWRCool, the Speed 600, the XT, the Ultimate and now the DISC are all variations of the great original I love so much. The styling of the PWRCool really spoke to me, it was understated compared to the flash-in-your-face style of the original IGNITE. The simple grey and white colours meant I could wear them to a meeting or an evening event without having to worry about being noticed and if for some reason my car wouldn’t start or similar, they were equally perfect to run home in.
The first thing you’ll want to do when you get your hands on the IGNITE DISC is turn the disk counter clockwise to loosen the mechanism all the way. Slip them on and you’ll be surprised at the extreme comfort. The cushioning is remarkable. Turn the DISC clockwise to tighten the “lace” mechanism and the shoe molds itself around your foot perfectly. The fit is snug and the shoe doesn’t slide around. The new IGNITE is super light. I’m very impressed and looking forward to actually taking them for a run.
Although Puma have been producing the laceless shoes for more than 25 years I haven’t seen them until the recently released new DISC range went on sale last week. Obviously there’s the IGNITE but also something a little different, a leather, or suede, upper for when you need to look smart. It’s laceless technology and attractive Red Bull colours for a really handsome pair of anytime, anywhere shoes.
The IGNITE DISC retails for R 1999 from selected outlets and Puma stores.