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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.

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    $70
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Fit & Sizing

The Puma California Shimmer women’s shoes are offered in sizes 5.5 to 11. It runs bigger than the usual sneaker. Therefore, it is best to size down in order to get the best possible fit.  While the suede upper may not stretch a lot, the full lace-up closure is enough to provide a customized fit.

Puma California Shimmer Style

Styling a classic casual sneaker like the Puma California Shimmer is a no-brainer. Its low-top profile makes it easy to pair with almost any outfit. Ladies can wear this with black jogger pants or leggings for a sporty look.

Notable Features

This sneaker is dressed in the iconic Puma California silhouette with a combination of suede and nubuck on the upper. The IMEVA midsole that comes with this shoe provides enough comfort and cushioning for all-day wear. 

The lateral side of this shoe features a suede Formstrip overlay and a metallic Puma branding.  

Puma California Shimmer History

Puma is a German sports and lifestyle footwear brand that started sometime in the late 1940s. This multinational company was founded by Rudolf Dassler. Before he had a falling out with his brother, Adolf Dassler, the two owned another footwear company - the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory.

With Rudolf’s expertise in athletic shoes, Puma released its first soccer footwear called the Atom.  Not long after its release, athletes were seen wearing it in key events, including the Olympics. The following years saw the rise of the brand’s popularity among footballers. As a result, the Super Atom was born in 1952.

Two decades later, Puma has ventured into the basketball shoe arena with the help of Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier. He was a professional basketball player, but off the court, he was also a boisterous fashion icon. Together, Puma and Clyde created a basketball shoe that addresses the latter’s need. Thus, the Puma Clyde was released.

  Puma California was born

Fast forward to the 1980s, the Puma California was released. It was originally designed for training, but because the brand later dove into the athleisure category, the silhouette was also used as a casual kick. 

More than its external design, what makes the Puma California unique is actually the process by which it was made. The California Technique was a popular way of making shoes way back during the American Civil War. 

A century later, Puma purchased a spraying machine that allowed the brand to manufacture California-styled shoes using a similar process. Thus, the name Puma California.

Additional Info

  • The Puma California Shimmer is crafted with a full rubber outsole that provides excellent traction and grip.