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  • 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

    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

    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
    $80
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Puma Breaker Leather History

The jumping cat brand had long been using well-known people as leverage to propel their popularity across all locations where footwear shines light over. Advertising these shoe models may be in the aspect of sports where they enlist athletes like Walt Frazier, or it could be in the fashion realm as spearheaded by Rihanna herself. Nonetheless, these so-called icons can be found in a combination of athletics and celebrity as evident with the Puma x Jay-Z merger for their Hoops Division.

Present-day “product-boosts” owe a lot to the duo that unintentionally sparked the somewhat infamous, during that time period, of course, social empowerment. Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their right and left fists up high while wearing black gloves and black socks to manifest the inequality during the Johnson regime. The Black Power Salute rippled throughout the decades which fortunately dragged the Puma Suede with it.

The shockwave of Puma’s glory endured the years and clung on to icons like Reggie Jackson in the mid-70s during his prime years in Major League Baseball. After a few more years, the B-Boy pandemonium spread which heralded the Suede into limelight status as evident in the 1984 film the Beat Street.

The legacy of hiring personalities carried on to the future with Rihanna along with Kylie and Selena Gomez flaunting the Formstrip. Soon after, these celebrities injected their own sense of style on new sneaker releases reflecting their character and design ideologies. Artists like Deadmau5 and The Weeknd also shared a piece of the Puma pandemonium and had stayed loyal for a considerable amount of time with the brand.

Another recording artist waving the Puma flag was Big Sean which was inducted in the latter part of 2017. Being the German sportswear’s brand ambassador entitles the Detroit-born rapper to instill his own flair on Puma designs on which gave birth to the Breaker Knit. Released before black Friday, the sneaker was succeeded by several versions like the Breaker Suede and the Puma Breaker Leather.

Puma Breaker Leather Style

Styling low top shoes like the Puma Breaker Leather is easy as pie as provided by its supremely versatile low profile construction which, as most consumers know, blends well with almost any type of clothing. Whether going grand with smart clothes or toning down with joggers or shorts, the Puma Breaker Leather still keeps its class within its walls of a raised midsole.

Fit & Sizing

The low top Puma Breaker Leather is designed for men all on which comes in a D medium width. The available sizes for this sneaker start from 5.5 and end up at 14.

Notable Features

Several colorways that embellish the low top include the Puma Black, Optic White, and Puma White. One of the sneaker’s takeaway features is the jagged tooling of the outsole which is visible when the sneaker is slightly raised.

Additional Info

  • The midsole and outsole are both composed of a rubber component.
  • The lateral Puma Formstrips contain perforations on the side.
  • A Leather material wraps the whole upper.
  • Puma logos are featured on the Wordmark on the vamp, tongue, heel, insole, and outsole.

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