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
The women-exclusive Puma California Scratch sneaker with its throwback design has regular flat laces that fit narrow to medium width wearers. The regular flat shoe lacing secures the foot with a padded tongue and collar with mesh materials. It comes in women’s US size 5.5 to 11.
Puma California Scratch Style
A summer-ready design of the classic Puma California, the women’s Puma California Scratch sneaker has a breathable upper and reliable arch support for all-day wear. Style them up with shorts, pants, skirts, and other summer-ready outfits to get that perfect California girl aura from the 1980s.
Wear these affordable Puma sneakers with pastel colored tops, white and light-colored clothing for that ready to hit the beach look any time of the day. The Puma California Scratch women’s shoes are offered in two colorways that include the Puma White/Fig Ash and the Smoked Pearl/White/Black options.
The Puma California Scratch women’s shoes are designed with an embossed synthetic leather toe box with perforations and mesh upper for breathability. The vintage appeal is retained with the signature Formstrip detail in a leather pattern that sits on top of an EVA midsole while interiors come with external arch support for premium comfort.
Puma California Scratch History
Puma is a leading footwear manufacturer with its main headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Founded by Rudolf Dassler in 1948, the company has produced iconic silhouettes that have become iconic like the Puma Suede and the Puma Basket. Aside from producing classic footwear, the German footwear company has been providing shoes for football, running, basketball, and motorsports. The German brand has also designed shoes for the fitness market and the recent sportstyle or lifestyle sneakers which are geared for casual wear.
The German brand has been aggressively upgrading its lifestyle sneaker portfolio with the longtime partnership with music superstar Rihanna as creative director of the Puma Fenty line that started in 2014. The brand also partnered with musician and rapper Jay-Z who is now the creative director of the newly revived Puma Basketball line in 2018.
The Puma California is another classic design from the sneaker manufacturer. It was an original design that was introduced in 1983. The vintage shoe was made even more famous when it was worn by grand slam tennis champion Guillermo Vilas. The California silhouette has been the inspiration behind the creation of two other tennis models endorsed by the tennis player: the Puma G. Vilas and the Puma GV Special.
Through the years, the Puma California has shifted its audience from tennis players into the street-style appreciative crowd. The brand also named the design Puma California after the sunny state of California. To re-introduce the Puma California shoes to the younger crowd, the brand tapped singer and actress Selena Gomez to endorse the silhouette by posing with the 1980s-inspired sneaker in Puma tracksuit.
The Puma California Scratch sneaker features a clean mesh and synthetic leather upper with perforations in the toe box for ventilation. The mesh sneakers are an excellent choice for many wearers wanting a breathable sneaker, especially during the summer months. Other updated features include a thick EVA midsole with external arch support for those with arch problems. The shoe is also suitable for extended wear because of the improved arch support.
- Puma Formstrip on the side panels is in leather.
- Padded collar and tongue to add protection and comfort for the ankle.
- Rubber outer sole for durability.
- Perforations at the toe box improve ventilation.
- Puma branding called out on the side and woven Puma branding at tongue.