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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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Fit & Sizing

Ladies who are into platform sneakers should probably take a look at the Puma Cali Velvet sneakers. It is a low-top shoe with an elevated platform sole and a full soft velvet upper. Constructed to provide wearers flexibility, support, and comfort, the Cali Velvet presents a well-structured upper with a traditional lace closure and padded collar and tongue.

The Cali Velvet from Puma is available in women’s sizes from US 5.5 to 10 in B Medium or Standard width. It fits a full size smaller for most wearers, so sizing up would give a more accurate and comfortable fit.

Puma Cali Velvet Style

Up your style game with the Cali Velvet shoes from Puma. A modernized transformation of the ‘80s California classic, this shoe fuses together retro style with today’s fashion trends. Fit for street style, the upper of this shoe transcends the usual leather, canvas, or suede materials with the use of smooth and soft velvet finish in rich tones.

It is as if the textured upper upgrade isn’t enough, the Cali Velvet further elevates its façade with a stacked textured platform sole. You can strut a pair of the Puma Cali Velvet in red or black with jeans, joggers, shorts, midi skirts, or even dresses to add edge and glamour to your look.  

Notable Features

One of the few brands that pioneered an edgy feminine style of sneakers for the ladies is Puma. Since it released the Fenty Creepers, it seemed like the brand pushed even harder for such kind of kicks to penetrate the market. Who says that the sneaker market is just for men, right?

When Puma introduced the Puma Cali Velvet, it made sure that the Puma-approved aesthetic is evident. It based the shoe from the classic California shoe (hence the retro look) but then transformed it into a contemporary adaptation. Full soft velvet material dons the upper as it sits atop an extra edgy stacked platform sole.  

Puma Cali Velvet History

A leading sports brand, Puma has been in the business producing clothing apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and kids across the globe since 1948. It was founded by Rudolf “Rudi” Dassler soon after a controversial split with his brother and Adidas founder Adolf “Adi” Dassler. Before splitting up, together they formed the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory in Herzogenaurach in Germany.

Backed with 50 years of an established position in the footwear industry, Puma holds a share of innumerable popular and classic sneakers. One of these is the Puma California – a shoe that rose to fame in various tennis courts during the early ‘80s. It was worn by Guillermo Villas, an Argentinian Grand Slam champion.    

Recently, Puma released an updated and modernized upgrade to the timeless Puma California shoe called the Puma Cali. The Cali is a women's sneaker that brings a contemporary aesthetic to the classic style of the Puma California. It even expanded into a multitude of colors and variations, forming a Puma Cali Collection.

One of the shoes in the Puma Cali Collection is a velvet version of the Puma Cali shoes dubbed as the Puma Cali Velvet. Like the Puma Cali, it exhibits a textured rubber platform sole and a three-piece rubber tooling at midsole and outsole. However, instead of full leather upper, the Cali Velvet features a total soft velvet material for an added glamour to the Cali's edgy façade.  

Additional Info

  • Also featured on the Puma Cali Velvet women's sneakers are full lace closure, perforated detailing on the front upper, and rubber midsole with texture tooling.
  • Puma brandings in foil finish are placed on the heel and lateral tab. Other Puma logo is seen on the tongue and heel.  

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