Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    Price
    $75
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Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

12 reasons to buy

  • The Puma Bluebird delivers quality at a budget-friendly price, according to some buyers.
  • The majority of online shoppers agreed that it runs true to size.
  • Some users are happy with the comfort given by the kicks.
  • A handful of Puma Bluebird owners commend the shoe for its great fit.
  • A few really liked the appearance of the sneakers, particularly the Limoges/Spectra Yellow colorway.
  • A reviewer observed that the sole doesn’t wear easily.
  • The Puma Bluebird is a recommended pair according to most reviews.
  • The pair is available in multiple color options.
  • A Puma Bluebird owner is impressed with the good grip of the shoes.
  • A reviewer who owned a pair of the vintage shoe said that the reissue still looks as smart as the original version.
  • While the shoe is considered lightweight at the time of its release, it is actually quite heavy.
  • The Puma Bluebird is an icon. It is considered a sought-after shoe according to a video reviewer.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Puma Bluebird is out of stock at most online retailers.
  • Some retailers do offer the shoe, but most sizes are no longer available.

Bottom line

With indoor training shoes as its origin, the Puma Bluebird has penetrated the lifestyle scene with its ageless appeal. It boasts premium quality materials and a classic style, making it a good bang for the buck purchase. A downside is that these kicks are mostly sold out quickly in various online shops.

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Puma Bluebird History

Puma tapped into its heritage kicks to bring the re-release of the Puma Bluebird. The 80’s low cut filled the shelves once again in 2011. Recognized as a lightweight trainer for the indoors, the Bluebird was remade for the streets with an upper that’s embellished with a gold foil logo and made of soft suede. Although it has a similar construction as other Puma classics, it has a gum sole which contributes to the uniqueness of the shoe. Most elements were adapted from the vintage version. In this re-release, however, the outsole has a reddish touch.

The shoe became a terrace wear (80’s football culture in the United Kingdom) staple during the early 1980s. The original Bluebird shoes were worn by a football hooligan firm called the Cardiff City Soul Crew. The group is among the most renowned and active football firms in the UK. The shoe is also related to the firm’s name which is “The Bluebirds.”

The reissue is part of the Bluebird capsule collection—a set of apparel inspired by the Bluebird shoe. It includes a sweatshirt, jackets and graphic T-shirts.

Puma Bluebird Style

Based on a classic trainer, the Puma Bluebird is a retro shoe with a sporty look and a fashion appeal. It has achieved iconic status with its clean appearance and effortless style. The gum sole features an imprinted Puma logo, which is a design point that’s not often seen in recent releases. It has a smart look when paired with jeans. It is excellent to wear during parties, concerts and games.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Bluebird is sold in sizes 5 to 14 in men’s and 4 to 11 in women’s sizing. The shoe fairly runs true to size. The lace up closure allows the wearer to achieve an optimum fit.

Notable Features

The reviewers particularly raved about the overall quality of the shoe. The clean suede upper atop a reliable gum outsole contributes to the shoes’ lastingness, performance and style. A high-quality shoe that can be purchased at a budget-friendly price keeps the buyers of the Puma Bluebird satisfied.

Additional Info

  • Just like the other classics by Puma, the Puma Bluebird has the formstrip.
  • Included in the Bluebird Capsule collection are the Edition Crew Sweat (which has a collegiate trend appeal), Edition Wind Jacket and Edition Kai Track Jacket.
  • The cat logo can be found on the back part of the shoe.
  • The upper is made of 100 percent premium suede. It adds a plush feel and classic look to the Bluebird.
  • The shoe is packaged in a “Clever Little Bag” which reduces the use of paper.
  • One of its colorways is similar with the Adidas Stockholm trainers.