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Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Classics
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole
Price: $55
Colorways: Black
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The Puma 1948 Vulc Trainers are made available for men. It offers adequate mobility with still enough support by virtue of its trainer DNA. Aside from support, its flat laces also provide adjustability when it comes to fit.

With a number of testimonials from users that were sporting this shoe, it is in their statements that the shoe can be partnered with shirt and jeans for a casual everyday look. In addition to that, the sneaker is excellent with any style and clothing combination. It can also be found in a multitude of colorways.

The shoe features a low top silhouette and a suede upper with the classic Formstrips on the lateral panels. A vulcanized rubber outsole is also present for superior grip and durability. The vamp has seven pairs of eyelets and a lace fastening system for a more adjustable fit. The Puma 1948 Vulc Trainers’ low profile look is accounted by its very flat heel type.

Producing shoes for a variety of sports entitled athletes at the era, Puma ventured into the world of basketball with the release of the Puma Basket, a leather shoe with rubber soles. It was later on succeeded with the release of the Puma Suede, a sneaker with a suede upper and white rubber sole.

Several years after, a collaboration between Puma and the iconic basketball legend Walter “Clyde” Frazier happened and gave birth to the Puma Clyde. From then on, basketball enthusiasts had collected several Puma Clyde iterations of these shoes including multiple colorways.

The basic reference model of a shoe with suede upper and a vulcanized outsole was continued by Puma for the past few decades. Recently, the Puma 1948 Vulc Trainers was released honoring the classic style of the Puma shoes installed with suede materials. The shoe provides a very low profile frame which nostalgically commemorates its roots.

  • A Puma branding can be seen on the heel patch and in the vamp of the shoe.
  • The shoe is also made available in a unisex sizing in Europe.

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