Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma Astro CUP SL sneakers are available in men's sizing, which ranges from 7 to 14. This model uses a traditional lace-up closure to adjust the fit. Having a low-top built, the Astro Cup SL does not hinder ankle mobility, so the wearer can quickly adapt to sudden twists and turns while walking or running.
Puma Astro Cup SL Style
So walk the streets in vintage style and with the assurance of a long-lasting comfort in these Puma trainers. Carrying the DNAs of the brand’s timeless football silhouettes, the Astro Cup SL is versatile and suits any casual or sporty style or any outfit ideas one may have—mixing it up with a pair of ripped jeans, skating shorts, chinos, sweatpants, joggers, topped with a tee, jacket, or hoodie.
This model is available in a small variety of groovy colorways: Puma Black/Puma White, Peacoat/Puma White, and Olive/Puma White.
Its upper comprised of synthetic leather, overlaid with suede and leather, along with subtle stitching details. A bold Formstrip runs along the sidewall, complemented by a T-toe vamp design, flashing an all-out Puma look on feet. All this sits atop a white durable rubber sole, with a textured finish.
Puma Astro Cup SL History
In a football match against Switzerland in 1950, West Germany made their first postwar goal with the Puma Atom kicking the way. The Atom boot was the Puma’s first model. In the next three years, Puma introduced the Super Atom, the first ever soccer boot to feature removable screw-in studs, and the Brasil, the successor of the Atoms.
Puma have emerged as a leading football sneaker brand worldwide. Their Formstrip became a respectable symbol. In 1968, the Puma King—perhaps the brand’s most storied pair—launched. Football legends such as Pele and Diego Maradona wore the King, or the Gods’ shoe, as it was later dubbed. Puma took inspiration from this rich football heritage and produced a series of vintage soccer-inspired shoes emerged. Among them is the Astro Cup SL, which enriches this collection.
- Puma branding is detailed in the sidewall, tongue, insole, and heel tab, and also embossed on the sole.