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The Puma TitanTour Ignite is definitely one of, if not the best, golf shoes of 2015.
Puma Golf has taken great strides over the past five years to not only establish themselves as a legitimate player in the golf industry, but to continually challenge the leaders of the industry. Following the success of the TitanTour, Puma has introduced the TitanTour Ignite which may be the best golf shoe of the year.
I always preach that any golf shoe is worthless if it isn’t comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. This is always a tough balancing act – making sure that the shoe is lightweight, breathable, waterproof, soft, firm, stable, etc… You may even call it an impossible task to accomplish. The Puma TitanTour Ignite comes as close to perfect as possible. This level of comfort is largely due to three major components: the Ignite foam, the PWRFrame, and the outsole of the shoe. The Ignite foam makes sure the shoe has good cushioning but is still responsive and solid during the swing. The PWRFrame is a polyurethane frame that encases the Ignite foam and is a major contributor to the stability of the shoe as well as keeping the overall weight of the shoe low. Lastly, the outsole is designed to maintain good traction in virtually any condition, which means you have a good solid anchor to the ground.
The PWRCool insole is a continuation of the space age technology from the original TitanTour that manages the temperature inside the shoe. The material absorbs, stores, and releases heat in order to optimize the temperature inside the shoe and maintain maximum comfort.
In regards to looks, the Puma TitanTour Ignite has all of the expected Puma characteristics such as bright colors (optional, of course) and the signature Puma stripe down the side, but my favorite part of this shoe’s look is the use of different textures. The shoe itself is primarily smooth, full grain leather, but the strip has a “pebbled” texture that’s also found around the heel. Overall, a lot of attention was put into making sure the TitanTour Ignite looks cool, and Puma certainly succeeded.
On the course, the Puma TitanTour Ignite was plenty comfortable, but the biggest test would be in determining how well it does its job as a golf shoe. After all, flip-flops are comfortable too, but that doesn’t make them great golf shoes. Fortunately, the TitanTour Ignite does a great job on the course. I’ve had plenty of golf shoes that are very rigid and anchor you to the ground well, but that doesn’t always make for a high performance. The TitanTour Ignite does a great job of allowing your foot to make natural movements, which makes swinging the golf club easier. It may sound silly, but the greatest testament to a golf shoe for me is if I don’t even notice it as a factor in my equipment. Puma did a great job in making a shoe that just does its job for you, and you barely even know it’s there.
I’ve really been a big fan of Puma’s golf shoes the past three years, but typically I’ve had a few “other favorite pairs of golf shoes.” I don’t know what clicked in the Puma Golf operation, but they’ve really gotten it right, and the Puma TitanTour Ignite is the culmination of all their recent efforts. I can genuinely tell you right now that I think the TitanTour Ignite is Puma’s best golf shoe by a mile, and easily in the top 2 or 3 of golf shoes in 2015. I don’t feel there are any other shoes that provide the same level of comfort combined with performance that’s necessary to make a great golf shoe. Simply put, if you’re looking for an amazing golf shoe, you can’t go wrong with Puma TitanTour Ignite.