Over the last handful of years or so, Puma Golf, led by their head of footwear Grant Knudson, has concocted some of the most comfortable, eye-catching footwear in golf. They just have.
From the bold-but-appropriate color styles to bringing in their variations of energy-returning foam and disc-based custom-fitting, Puma has created both spiked and non-spiked shoes which are like slippers while performing well on any golf surface.
For their latest introduction, Puma Golf put together a little bit of everything they've done in this recent run, and then they added a new feature to further improve the traction of their footwear. All that combines to create the Ignite Pwradapt line of shoes -- three models all centered around Ignite foam and Pwradapt sole technology.
First about the new buzz word: Pwradapt. The big story here is that these shoes use three-dimensional traction pods to provide a unique, dynamic way of grabbing surfaces through the shot and from any stance. These combine with a full-length Ignite foam midsole, done for the first time by the company in a spiked shoe, to provide energy back to the golfer with a responsive material that also offers support and stability as the golfer's weight moves while walking or swinging.
The Pwrframe thin TPU frame is placed in high-stress areas on the upper for support and stability.
We've made no secret we're Puma Golf fans. Their footwear is just outstanding, particularly for golfers with wider feet.
While there are three styles of shoe in this line, all of them employ Aniline leather accents for added style, a unique sockliner that features a map of
Carlsbad, Calif., and the company headquarters. They all also have a two-year waterproof warranty.
The Ignite Pwradapt ($170) has a new Comfort Construction mesh bootie to replace a traditional tongue for improved fit. It's available in three colorways (Quiet Shade/Quite Shade, Black/White and Peacoat/White).
The Ignite Pwradapt Disc ($170) uses the same construction of the base shoe but sheds the mesh bootie in favor of Puma's Disc shoe tightening system (think Boa closure systems) to make a custom fit as simple as turning a micro-adjusting dial. Being the same price at the standard Pwradapt, you should go right to this for the fit alone. It's available in the same colorways, too.
The Ignite Pwradapt Leather ($170) offer a more sophisticated look with a premium full-grain leather upper combined with a mesh hybrid bootie lining for an ideal fit. These will be available in classic white/white and black/black colorways.
All of the shoes are available Feb. 1.