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    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.

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Fit & Sizing

Puma created a feminine version of the heritage tennis kick and dropped the California Metallic. The sizing options for these Puma shoes under the California line run from 5.5 to 11 US. These are a tad smaller and sizing up at least in half would remedy such irregularity. Men who find this shoe attractive may cop a pair by going two sizes up.  

Puma California Metallic Style

If you’re scouring for tennis-inspired Puma kicks with a vintage flavor yet peppered with glimmering detailing, then you came to the right page. The Puma California Metallic sneakers are made of such leather uppers plus more. You can swing these Puma California shoes with capris, jeans, soft pants, denim skirts, cargos, and gym wear from the office to off-duty gatherings. The thick midsole offers an added boost in height without sacrificing comfort.

Notable Features

As its name implies, the head-turning feature of the Puma California Metallic is the sparkly accents which offer a feminine vibe to the somewhat masculine-appearing old-school tennis kick. Unlike the Puma California Exotic that’s laden with a gum sole, the California Metallic has a chunk of rubber outsole that offers grip and traction.

Puma California Metallic History

Puma isn’t only popular in track and field and basketball, but tennis too. This was initiated by Argentinean Guillermo Vilas who swept his opponents in the French, the US, and the Australian Open back in 1983 laced up in Puma California. The heritage style of such 1980s court shoe makes a graceful comeback but with a street-appropriate look as depicted by the Puma California Metallic.

Back in the 1980s, the California-styled shoe was popular among tennis players as it was made of an anatomically shaped footbed that prevents players from slipping forward during the games. The distinctive element of the California shoe lies in its dual density midsole. The portion of the shoe that touches the ground first is softer than the remaining parts.

The term California refers to the California technique wherein the entire shoe consists of an upper and sole and attached together using a simple quilting process. The California styled shoes eventually employed the use of a spraying machine before applying advanced methods in more recent times.

The laid back style of the California shoe by Puma was adored by many since it was first seen in the tennis courts. The original profile was made of nylon and nubuck paired to a hard wearing polyurethane sole.  It continued to earn its street cred when it was reissued in the middle of the 1990s. Emerging from the modified tennis-inspired Puma lineup with noticeable updates to the classic style are the Puma California Metallic with a glittery back tab, shimmery Puma California Hollywood, runway-ready Puma California East LA, and the refined Puma California Exotic done in leather and nubuck.

Additional Info

  • The Puma California Metallic is built with an EVA midsole for optimum cushioning.
  • On the lateral side is the Puma Formstrip in contrasting shade.
  • The air vents on the front enhance the ventilation inside.
  • The tongue tab displays the gold metallic PUMA jumping cat logo.