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
This Puma California iteration is available in sizes 5.5 to 11 for women only. It is crafted with a full leather upper that stretches and follows the shape of the foot after breaking in. Also, the laces offer a more customized fit.
Puma California Wild Style
LIke the classic Puma California, a stunning old-school sneaker with a vintage vibe is also found in the Puma California Wild. With its neutral color scheme, it can go well with any outfit from plain to printed. A short floral dress will look great if you want to achieve a more feminine look. Meanwhile, this round-toe kick can also be paired with jeans and shorts.
The leather upper of this Puma California casual kick is perforated for extra breathability. Featured on the heel is an animal print detail that acts as the shoe’s accent. This shoe also comes with an EVA midsole and thick rubber outsole for excellent cushioning and traction.
Puma California Wild History
Puma has long been known to create high-quality shoes for some of the world’s greatest athletes. Because of this, the company is often associated with the likes of Pele, Boris Becker, Linford Christie, and a lot more. But it was not an overnight success. Contrary to that, the brand has a long and pretty interesting history, which is linked in part with its greatest rival brand.
In 1924, Rudolf Dassler, together with his brother Adolf Dassler, started a shoe company in their parents’ home in Germany. The Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory was known to manufacture spiked shoes to be used by German athletes to the Olympic Summer Games in Amsterdam. The success of the company continued for many years.
Unfortunately, Rudolf and Adolf had an argument and decided to close down their company. They divided its assets, and the brothers parted ways, never to speak to each other again until the day they died. Rudolf went on to start his own company which is now known as Puma. On the other hand, Adolf also started Adidas.
Puma was first known for their football shoes, namely the Atom and the Super Atom. But, as time passed, the brand has released a number of other shoe collections, including lifestyle sneakers. A popular sneaker collection during the 80s was the Puma California, which was named after a specific technique in making shoes.
More than a century after the California technique was conceived, it was used in making shoes. Puma was able to acquire a spraying machine that enabled the brand to produce California-styled shoes. These kicks later became iconic in the sports shoe history.
Now considered a classic shoe, the Puma California returns in different iterations, including the Puma California Wild. It features animal accents in desert tones.
- This sneaker features a leather Puma Formstrip and a branded tab on the lateral side.
- An animal-printed Puma Archive No. 1 tab is found on the tongue of this shoe.
- The heel of this shoe is measured 1.5 inches high.