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
Puma shares a vast collection of low-top sneakers for men and women. Included in this is a Puma California iteration that displays a glittered upper material called the Puma California Glitz shoes. Like its core model, it is built with a low-top construction, which allows ankle mobility, and a traditional adjustable lace-up closure. Constructed based on a tennis shoe DNA, the California Glitz offers sufficient hold and support.
This particular version of the Puma California sneakers is made for the ladies with sizes from US 5.5 to 11 in B Medium (Standard) width. The fit is generally true to size.
Puma California Glitz Style
The Puma California Glitz sneakers brought out an eye-catching and sparkly upgrade to the classic Puma California silhouette. While the original model’s profile remains evident, this contemporary version dons a glitter upper for that much-needed oomph, extra flair, and ultra-feminine appeal. Toning it down is a contrasting white rubber sole unit with a gum rubber outsole.
One way to style this women’s low top is by pairing it with a simple outfit or a monochromatic one to draw attention to and pop the shoe’s sparkly feature.
The Puma California shoe has always been known for its athletic profile and clean, old-school style. This Glitz version, however, seems to somehow stray from the same path with its one-of-a-kind sparkly glittered upper that surely turns heads anywhere.
The entire top dons a textured glitter design with suede trim for the eyelets and leather tongue. The signature Puma Formstrips on the sides likewise come in matching embellishment. Balancing out all the shine and shimmer is a contrasting white foam midsole, which flaunts a distinctive Puma branding to the sides.
Puma California Glitz History
Like other established sneaker brands such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok, and New Balance, Puma holds a vast collection of classic and timeless sneakers. Regardless of generation, these classics have always been relevant in the sneaker market and widely accepted worldwide. Their no-fail package of performance, comfort, and timeless style combined not only prove huge market success; it also often imparts a sense of nostalgia especially to their loyal followers.
The Puma California is a popular Puma classic sneaker alongside the iconic Suede, Basket, Turin, Clyde, and more. First released in the 1980s and named after the California Technique of making shoes, the California is initially designed for sports performance but eventually turned into a lifestyle model when it came back in the market in 2018. Its popularity skyrocketed in the ‘80s when legendary tennis player Guillermo Villas wore a pair during his games.
This shoe has become a vital part of Puma’s history for its then-unique construction as it only consists of two parts – the upper part and the sole. But the latter part is no ordinary. It features a combination sole with two degrees of hardness in which the area that hits the ground first is softer than the rest.
The 2018 version of the Puma California stays true to its original ‘80s form. Several renditions based on the original have also been made available to the public, including the Puma California Glitz. Considered as a modern reinterpretation of the classic silhouette and built specifically for the ladies, the California Glitz shadows the original profile but upgraded with a glittered accent all throughout the entire upper for an added shine and shimmer. Other features include a white foam midsole, suede trim on the eyelets area, leather tongue with Puma Cat branding, and rubber gum sole.
- The women's Puma California Glitz also features a padded collar and leather linings for extra comfort.