The Ignite Caged Crafted shoe is another complete package offered by Puma. We liked its streetwear style, comfort across 18 holes and excellent grip across a wide range of conditions.
Comfortable and well fitting out of the box. Excellent grip in all conditions.
Crease fairly easily allowing dirt to get stuck.
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In this Puma Ignite Caged Crafted Shoes review, Dan Parker takes them out on the course to test the overall comfort and grip of these spiked golf shoes.
Puma Ignite Caged Crafted Shoes Review
Puma has been winning over a lot of fans with its recent footwear range and the Ignite Caged Crafted shoes are another accomplished golf shoe to add to the extensive Puma range. We loved these so much they made it into our Editor's Choice list for 2021. (opens in new tab)
Out of the box, these shoes are incredibly comfortable and we found little breaking in process was required. The comfort is thanks in most part to the full-length Ignite foam cushioning that provides a wonderfully soft feeling underfoot.
The microfibre synthetic upper also adds to the overall comfort and its breathable nature kept our feet well ventilated on a hot day while also keeping water out on a rainy day - an ideal combination.
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As for grip - probably the most essential aspect of a spiked shoe - the Ignite Caged Crafted again excels. The Adaptive Fit System found on the sole of the shoe keeps feet stable on the ground and we found it excelled especially on awkward lies. There is also 360-degree support around the ankle - another great touch by Puma - and this creates an altogether locked in feel from ankle to toe when these shoes are on.
The spikes provide ideal grip but also don't protrude too much, making this an ideal shoe even when the ground is firm. We first tested these on a very dry day and didn't feel as though the spikes were too firm and off putting. Equally, on the days we tested these in damp conditions, the grip was second-to-none.
They are a noticeable stylish shoe too and Puma designed these with the aim of fitting in on and off the golf course. One slight down side is that they crease behind the toe fairly quickly, and these creases can subsequently stain when dirt gets in. However, if you are quick to clean these parts after a round, there's no reason why these shoes can't look box fresh for a whole season.
Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since early 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides on the website. Dan was a custom fit specialist at American Golf for two years and has brought his expertise in golf equipment to a huge range of buyer's guides and reviews on the website. A left handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 9.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His golfing highlight is shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time.
Dan is currently playing:
Driver: Ping G425 Max
Fairway: Ping G425 Max
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rocketballz
Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW)
Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro
Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham
Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix
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