While it is waterproof, the mesh section of the upper and the flexibility in the sole lends it towards being more of a summer shoe but there is still good performance to be had. The light grey and white colourway we tested is a sporty, versatile option that matches multiple outfits.
Stylish and very comfortable, this shoe provides a spring in your step while also offering excellent grip from a variety of lies.
Doesn't quite offer the same level of support or stability of other cleated options.
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Our verdict on Puma's new Ignite Pwradapt Caged cleated golf shoe having tested it for multiple rounds out on the golf course
Puma Ignite Pwradapt Caged Shoe Review
With its latest cleated golf shoe, Puma continue to blend style with substance. It has a lightweight and durable TPU cage that provides a locked-in feel for better support in high impact areas while the Ignite foam midsole provies comfort and energy return.
This shoe has a sporty sneaker style look to it which we really like - it would appear to be targeting a younger audience with its trainer-style design. The first job with any shoes is to slide your feet in and we found the one-piece, slip-on-style entry design around the ankle made this more tricky.
It definitely offers a more roomy fit in the forefoot area yet the design of the caged area ensures your feet are secure when you pull the laces tight, presuming you have the correct size of course.
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You’ll then notice the underfoot cushioning from the Ignite foam providing a spring in your step while also letting you feel relatively low to the ground. Despite being a shoe claiming to offer stability, the sole is fairly flexible in all directions, which helps with walking comfort but might not provide the solid base some golfers crave.
That said, the combination of seven cleats and other lugs frequently scattered around provides very good grip, so there’s no chance of slipping even when teeing off early in the dew.
It looks like there are different lace positions at the top of the shoe as well as a choice of four colours and a disc lacing option too.
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Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.
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Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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