Jun 14th, 2016
72 Holes In One Day- Wearing New Golf Shoes!
That's one way to test the Puma Ignite Spikeless!
Words: Daniel Owen
A real test for a pair of golf shoes is to take them out on the course straight out of the box and play 18 holes in them. Next week we're going to wear the Puma Ignite Spikeless for 72 holes. On the same day. With no breaking in. Some people might call us crazy, we think we're in safe, well feet with Puma.
Last year when we took on the longest day challenge I ended up playing the last six holes barefoot, my shoes were causing me so much discomfort. Combined with a bit of golfers chaffage, I was walking around like John Wayne.
One of the guys at Puma tested the prototypes of these by wearing a box fresh pair from the start of his own 72 hole one day golfing marathon. 72 holes later he hadn’t had to change his shoes, and there were no blisters.
We checked in with Puma's Grant Knutson over at Puma HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany to find out why the Puma Ignite Spikeless golf shoes are the best spikeless shoes that they have ever produced, and why our feet are going to be in a much better state after four rounds this year...
Where most brands are moving their shoes to look more like sneakers, Puma have smartened their act up just a touch. Everyone wants a shoe you can wear on and off the course, we think Puma has nailed it with these. Most importantly these are built for comfort.
So what makes them so comfy? IGNITE Foam. It has a high support factor and compression set that results in both superior cushioning and minimal deformation over time. This new Foam technology is designed to make the shoe more responsive and release energy more efficiently throughout the swing. What does that boil down to? They’re ultra comfy, and they will stay that way.
The sole of the shoe features 39 strategically placed hexagon pods that provide multi-directional traction while the 24 chevron shaped lugs increase grip where it’s needed most. A performance TPU outsole encases the midsole for lightweight strength and durability, increased flexibility, and superior traction on all surfaces.
We're going to be wearing the White/Surf the Web/Green Gecko colour way shown in the pictures, and the shoes retail for £100.