The Puma Ignite evoKNIT is Summer Ready

Puma Ignite evoKNIT

The theme for this summer’s hottest sneaker releases is pretty clear at this point. Every other day, we see another woven release from either Adidas or Nike. Consequently, a trend has clearly taken shape. In fact, woven uppers are even becoming more common on performance models. Nike is putting Flyknit on more of its leading basketball sneakers. In response, Adidas takes their Boost midsoles and places on them their own woven uppers, made from Primeknit.

Well, Puma isn’t trying to be left out of this particular race. Introducing the Puma Ignite evoKNIT. The brand’s latest in summer ready footwear sports its own knitted upper. Puma is calling it Proknit. The sneaker also features a sock-like ankle area, another popular design choice this season.

Puma Ignite evoKNIT Release Date

The Puma Ignite evoKNIT is sure to sell relatively well, given the season we’re in. It’s upper takes on the same in-style aesthetic that Nike and Adidas have been putting out. The evoKNIT even features a strapping set up on the lateral ends that reminds us of the Adidas Tubular X.

Initially, this sneaker will be released in Europe, with a more global drop date yet to be announced. The first pair to drop will be the Black colorway. Follow us on Twitter to stay informed, and check back with us for release links once this pair drops.

Puma Ignite evoKNIT
Black/Quiet Shade-Black
189697-09
July 4, 2016
$145

 


Author’s Take

Eventually, there will be a time when knitted shoes become annoying. Now is not that time.

Adidas and Nike have been absolutely killing it with their combination of runners and basketball models, fitting them with Flyknit and Primeknit. The material is perfect for your summer stylings, but it’s also a step further into the future of sneakers. Material variation will always be important, but we’re getting closer and closer to a majority of sneakers (at least basketball and performance models) taking on the woven motif.

Hopefully, we get more colorway options for this Puma release. That being said, it’s looking pretty good as is.


Images via 43einhelb, Highsnobiety 

 

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