IGNITE Spikeless Sport is fully waterproof and can be worn on and off course
June 23, 2016
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Puma's latest team member, Bryson DeChambeau, has been lacing up in the new IGNITE Spikeless Sport on and off the course. (Courtesy of Puma Golf)
With summer's heat and humidity upon us, Puma Golf has introduced a versatile new shoe for the season that can be worn on or off the course. The IGNITE Spikeless Sport is crafted from a combination of leather and a four-way stretch waterproof mesh material that is lightweight and breathable.
While these characteristics are nothing new to golf apparel, footwear is a different story. Dry feet and support have always trumped weight, flexibility and breathability when it comes to golf shoes, but Puma has addressed both of these issues with the IGNITE Spikeless Sport. This shoe is fully waterproof, and any questions about stability should be answered by the fact that Bryson DeChambeau has been lacing up this shoe in competition.
To create the TOUR-quality support that DeChambeau demands, the team at Puma Golf took a multi-faceted approach to the design of the shoe. First, the combination of a full-grain leather quarter that wraps around the back of the shoe and a u-shaped TPU heel clip helps to provide stability in the instep and heel. Then, the 360° tongue design and Hybrid Bootie construction lock the foot in place during the swing and provide a customized glove-like fit.
"These are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn," said DeChambeau. "The Spikeless Sport provides all the stability, comfort, and support that I need on TOUR, but they are also very stylish – combining a modern look with classic golf details that fits my style perfectly!"
Adding to the performance benefits of the shoe is a traction system with a mix of 39 strategically placed hexagon spikes and 24 chevron-shaped lugs. This combination provides multi-directional grip and increased traction where it is needed most during the swing. In addition to providing traction on the course, the lugs also provide traction on smooth surfaces, allowing the IGNITE Spikeless Sport to easily move to the street or the gym.
As with all shoes in the IGNITE family, The Spikeless Sport features Puma's innovative IGNITE foam in the midsole. This proprietary material, which runs from the heel to the toe, maximizes energy return, offers a high level of comfort and provides responsive stability.
From a style standpoint, the sporty silhouette plays into the athletic shoe trend that is dominating the fairways these days. The fusion of leather and mesh on the upper offers an interesting juxtaposition of styles that is both sophisticated and modern. Premium details like a leather pull-tab on the tongue and reflective laces bring an upscale vibe to the shoe, and an understated cat logo replaces the iconic form-strip that appears on most Puma shoes. Due to the athletic look, it is best to pair this shoe with technical shorts, a casual 5-pocket pant or joggers.
The IGNITE Spikeless Sport is available now in three colorways – Smoked Pearl/Silver/Green Gecko; Peacoat/Silver/White; and Black/Silver, and has an MSRP of $140.
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