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.
Puma California Hollywood History
Concurrent lifestyle shoes bearing a tennis-era silhouette had been dominating the vintage-dominated sneaker market of the recent years. It was highly likely for a global brand like Puma to restore one of their court-specific apparel and the one being pertained here is the Puma California. The Puma California, as users shouldn’t be fooled by its moniker, has a gripping tale on how it got its name in the first place.
The chunky-soled sneaker’s nickname pays homage to the way it was constructed which, by sense, is the California Technique. And yes, this California style of assembly hails from the Golden State itself. It was introduced in the early 80s, 1981 to be more specific, and highlights a construction process involving two parts--the upper and the sole.
The California type of fusion allowed the sneaker to be durable and flexible which adequately fits the bill of the Puma California’s intended use as a tennis iteration. It was advertised as a universal training shoe for indoor and outdoor use which consists of an air-permeable net nylon material with a perforated nubuck toe front.
Years after its incarnation, the Puma California deserved to claim its rightful place in the retro-infused era of 2018. The old school design of the low top sneaker was resurrected with modern materials. It also didn’t escape the bling of the luxurious life in a glamorous version called the Puma California Hollywood. The latter shines in gold details with a huge Hollywood display printed on the underlays.
Puma California Hollywood Style
Gold-dipped sneakers mostly blend well with plain, casual clothes because having an already massive amount of luster in the bottom part of the body is enough to cover the dullness of the upper half. This style can be better accentuated by wearing dangling gold necklaces or even golden belts and accessories.
Fit & Sizing
The unisex Puma California Hollywood sneaker follows a men’s sizing pattern which is available starting from 4 to 13. It is constructed in a men’s medium width, and women are advised to go one and a half sizes down for a suitable fit.
Embellished in a unique sole tooling, the men’s and women’s Puma California Hollywood brings the A-game to the celebrities with its coveted “Hollywood” mark on the upper. Shining in a glossy golden upper, the sneaker even gives the iconic Formstrip its honorable auric flair.
- The bottom of the lace enclosure features a black-colored material.
- A Puma California flag hangs on the vamp above the Formstrip.
- The sneaker showcases a dual-density sole with a softer outer sole.