After I was making ready to check these footwear it got here as a little bit of a shock after I realised that all through my time enjoying and dealing in golf, I had by no means earlier than worn a pair of Puma golf footwear.
I’ve all the time been a fan of the look and styling of them, and appreciated the truth that they’ve not been afraid to push the boat out a little bit in relation to design and innovation – Rickie Fowler’s Hello-Tops spring to thoughts – so when the brand new Ignite Pwradapt Caged footwear arrived at Golfalot HQ I used to be actually wanting ahead to seeing in the event that they lived as much as my expectations.
What’s It All About?
One of many first belongings you discover on the brand new Pwradapt Caged shoe is the the Pwrcage saddle. This can be a plastic mould which wraps across the laced part on both facet of the shoe, with the laces operating by it. Subsequently as you tighten them, the saddle is tightened nearer for a supported match, which additionally brings the Heel Lock Window nearer to the foot to maintain you ‘locked in’.
The Adaptive Match System gives all-round consolation on the interior part of the shoe because of an ‘inner bootie’, together with added exterior assist because of Pwrframe expertise in areas of the foot that have extra stress throughout a spherical.
Down on the floor, the full-length Ignite foam cushioning and Pwradapt sole present responsive consolation with three-d traction that adapts to the way in which a golfer strikes, guaranteeing loads of grip all through the entire swing.
The shoe is available in each a standard laced mannequin, and one utilizing a Disc closure system just like BOA. It options an Epic Tour Final form that Puma say delivers an ideal match with loads of forefoot room, making it comfy and giving it a modern look from above.
“Our new Caged footwear will hold you locked in and comfy all day because of our new Adaptive Match System and Pwrcage saddle unit which gives the right match, and stability such as you’ve by no means felt earlier than. Better of all, they arrive in a trendy, lifestyle-inspired, extraordinarily comfy package deal.”
Andrew Lawson, Footwear Product Line Supervisor, Puma Golf.
Puma Ignite Pwradapt Caged Footwear Assessment
Placing the footwear on for the primary time, I used to be instantly impressed by the Pwrcage saddle. I used to be half-expecting it to be a kind of bits of beauty, ‘visual-tech’ that does not actually do a lot. However, I discovered it to be a fairly easy and intelligent little bit of expertise.
Basically the highest of the shoe is sort of a slip-on, sock fashion which is simple to get out and in of, in addition to being very comfy. However then you definitely use the laces to tighten the ‘saddle’ across the prime of your foot so that you just really feel actually safe.
Puma do say that these footwear match a little bit larger than regular nonetheless, so think about taking place by half a measurement to make sure that you get a pleasant comfortable match.
It additionally works nicely along with the Heel Lock Window, as Puma counsel. As you tighten the highest a part of the shoe, the heel part pushes up barely to tighten across the heel and supply a extremely secure match. It is just like the shoe is becoming round your foot so the all-important ‘out of the field’ consolation is there immediately.
I all the time assume that, when reviewing a golf shoe, it is a fairly good signal for those who really begin to overlook about it throughout the spherical because it means that carrying them turns into virtually second nature.
My ft felt comfy, dry, nicely supported and the proper temperature all through the 18 gap check. I am positive most of us have skilled a kind of rounds the place you realise early on that your ft are rubbing or uncomfortable, and you need to undergo 4 hours of distress till you possibly can lastly take your golf footwear off on the finish. I do not see this being a problem in any respect with these footwear.
You get the identical light-weight mesh materials throughout the toe part of the shoe’s higher which Puma has been utilizing their footwear for fairly some time.
This is identical type of materials that’s used for wetsuits, and so it does an excellent job of maintaining your ft good and dry while staying breathable. I would not prefer to need to attempt to get mud out of it although, possibly one thing to remember when choosing your colourway…
Worth-wise, these footwear are going to set you again round £130. This may increasingly appear a little bit costly when you may get a full-leather ProSL, which many see because the benchmark in golf shoe high quality, for round £20 further. Nevertheless adidas’ Tour360 Primeknit, that are an identical materials and now have a spiked sole, are round £30 further so all in all, they’re fairly cheap.
Puma Ignite Pwradapt Caged Verdict
in abstract, I actually loved carrying and enjoying in my first pair of Puma golf footwear. It felt such as you had been getting the light-weight consolation of a contemporary, summer season, trainer-style shoe, however there’s additionally a little bit extra stability across the heel and the additional traction of the spikes for whenever you want it.
The very best of each worlds?
Nicely, just about. I would not use these footwear for a spherical in the midst of winter, as I believe you’d need to spend one other 4 hours cleansing them as soon as you bought dwelling. However for the remaining 9 months of the yr I believe they’d be good, and I can significantly see them being superb for a golf vacation, as I additionally assume they’re the kind of shoe that may look nice with a pair of golf shorts.
If you’d like the appear and feel of a light-weight spikeless shoe, however with the added consolation of additional traction, then these are for you.
- Nice up to date styling
- Light-weight and comfy
- Surprisingly secure
- Match and ‘bootie’ might not swimsuit everybody
- Not superb for winter golf
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