Size and fit

The Cali Glow is only available in women’s sizing. Half sizes are also offered for these sneaks so that those who are more comfortable can go an extra half size up. However, it is recommended to go one’s usual size as these shoes fit true to size. Furthermore, a low-profile, lace-up closure in tonal lacing provides for a more locked-in and comfortable fit.

Puma Cali Glow Style

Minimalist and crisp in finish, these trainers are crafted of a sleeker leather upper keeping feet supported and looking luxe. This retro silhouette features a low-cut design and replaces its traditional lateral logo tab with bold, iridescent, logo-embossed holographic paneling that further highlights the shoes' upper, quarter, and heel, making them shine in any light. 

The Cali Glow adds a modern, cool style to one’s casual look with the signature stacked midsole and vibrant trim of these Puma platform shoes. Released in white, black, and purple heather colorways, the sneakers tend to keep its low-key style. Moreover, the spelled out PUMA branding appears on the midsole heel in lavender, white or black.

The Cali Glow refreshes one’s style for the streets and gives one’s outfit a bit of oomph. Given that these have a minimalist design, one can easily pair the sneaks with anything in their wardrobe. A casual or street style ensemble is perfect for the Cali Glow. A plain-colored shirt, blouse, tank top, denim jacket, or even flannel pieces over a pair of jeans, denim, shorts, or a cute skirt can go pretty well with these retro shoes. 

Notable Features

Originally a laid-back training sneaker, the casual Cali Glow sneakers have been given an edge with the progressive rubber tooling while the upper remains true to the original. With a glimmering upper that’s constructed atop a chunky midsole, it brings essential cushioning for a more responsive ride. The padded tongue and collar also add more comfort to the shoes. Additionally, the stacked platform midsole has a three-piece rubber tooling. The toebox and forefoot perforations make for more breathability. 

Given a textured rubber outsole, it provides the sneaks a more enhanced grip and traction for long-lasting wear. The creps’ overall look is finished with the iconic PUMA formstrip to the sidewalls and branding to the tongue and heel.  

Puma Cali Glow History

Established in 1948 by Rudolph Dassler, Puma has been a shoe brand that meets the market’s demands and has gradually grown to become a force to be reckoned with. PUMA has been one of the world’s leading sportswear giants for over 65 years, with an established history of designing products for the fastest athletes on the planet. The past decades have seen the label expand from performance footwear to activewear to contemporary designs, all the while staying true to their origins. The brand’s tagline, ‘Forever Faster,’ references a commitment to classic products, performance improvement, and the evolving world of fashion. Collaborations with the hottest celebrities and fierce athletes have upped the brand’s popularity, cementing their place in the industry.

In the 1980s, Puma introduced a laid-back trainer called the California. For almost four decades, on comes a new spin on the classic that takes inspiration from '80s tennis heritage. Renamed the Cali, it has been given an edge with progressive rubber tooling, a leather upper with iridescent accents for a real glow up. Cali has come a long way from its early days kicking it on the courts to the laid-back street style it is today. The reliable construction and performance you expect from the label keep this classic trainer a mainstay.

Nice to know

  • The Puma Cali Glow comes with removable insole for optional orthotics.
  • Putting a new twist on its classic Cali shoe with the “Cali Glow” collection, Puma’s Cali Glow is part of a series of three sneakers for Spring/Summer 2020 featuring holographic paneling.
  • These Cali trainers give a mellow vibe that reflects the US state they are named after.


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