What’s the minimum miles walked before posting a legit golf shoe review? I’m going with 125+. I figure I’ve put that many miles (still going) on these Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Disc – golf shoes:
They don’t look as clean and pristine now, but they’re still in fantastic shape. Let’s take a look at the Ignite PWRADAPT Disc golf shoes.
Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Disc Golf Shoes Features
The PWRADAPT technology provides traction and stability in the bottom of the shoe, along with “tornado” cleats.
IGNITE foam in the sole, “adapts” to the terrain and all the flexing and turning of the golfer’s feet. The foam provides cushion and insulation to help reduce fatigue and aches/pains in the lower body.
The “performance mesh” of the upper in the shoe looks sort of like wet suit material. The mesh is very flexible but supports the feet comfortably. The shoe does boast a 2-year waterproof guarantee, so perhaps there’s something to the wet suit comment. The upper is also supported by the PWRFRAME. I know. I know. PWRTHIS and PWRTHAT. My spell checker is going nuts.
The disc system is for lacing/tightening the shoe. The “laces” are a coated metal wire which is tightened by the disc when rotated clockwise. To loosen just pop the disc counter-clockwise and it pops open.
The Ignite PWRADAPT Disc golf shoes are available currently in three colors. Black (shown here), as well as a tan and a light gray. I hope to snag a pair of the light grays for “scripting purposes.”
Sizes range from 7-14.
The fit of the shoe is accurate. If you wear a 10, order a 10. This cannot be said for some other golf shoe makers where it is a bit of a crap shoot.
On The Course
I wore these at the office for a few hours before my first round, just in case there were any issues or quick breaking in needed. No issues. After a short time I knew I could walk the course in them fine, and that same day I walked one of the most hilly courses in town, comfortably.
Since then I’ve confidently gamed the Ignite PWRADAPT Disc golf shoes with great results. I find the shoes to be very comfortable. I have never encountered a traction problem. My feet have never slipped in the 125+ miles I’ve used them.
The disc/lace system is very cool. The disc opens very wide, allowing easy entry of the foot into the shoe. Since I’m using in a parking lot sitting on my rear bumper, this is a welcome benefit. Same goes for removing the shoes. Pop the disc and open wide for easy exit.
Once my feet are in before my round, I’ll tighten the disc system just slightly for walking around, to/from the parking lot and such. Once I hit the range or get ready to start making real golf swings, I’ll crank the discs down and tighten up the shoes for best fit, adaptability and traction.
I have worn these in very light rain but have not had the chance to fully experience how well they perform in heavier rain and wet conditions. I have no reason not to believe they’ll perform very well.
A quick video review:
The Ignite PWRADAPT Disc golf shoes perform highly in three most important HOG golf shoe criteria: performance, comfort, and style. High marks across the board. #winning