Fit & Sizing
The Core edition of the Puma G. Vilas 2 is available in men’s sizes, which range from 7 to 14, including half sizes, and in D – Medium width. The classic lace up closure provides a snug and custom fit. Based on a tennis shoe, it provides sufficient support and comfort to the feet as needed.
Inspired by a classic tennis shoe, the Puma G. Vilas 2 Core has similar features as the Puma G. Vilas 2 but in a slimmed-down profile. It bears a textile, leather upper with perforated details on the toe box. This silhouette is something that most tennis or Puma fans should be familiar with as the GV special was quite a hit when it was first released.
Puma G. Vilas 2 Core History
Guillermo Vilas was a professional tennis player from Argentina who won several major titles in the 1970s, including four Grand Slam titles – the 1977 French Open, the 1977 US Open, the 1978 Australian Open, and the 1979 Australian Open. He also won runner-up titles at the French Open three times in the years 1975, 1978, and 1982, and at the 1977 Australian Open.
Such wins and his popularity in the field of professional tennis led to a team up with the German shoe brand Puma in creating a line of tennis shoes that best present his style of playing. First off the list is the Puma G. Vilas, which was first released in 1983. The G. Vilas shoe exhibits a very thick and durable outsole, a perforated rounded toe box, the Puma Formstrip on the side, and the Puma cat logo on the tongue. While initially aimed to be a tennis shoe, it has become prevalent also among the casual fashion scene.
Following the success of the Puma G. Vilas, another casual kick in the tennis-inspired Puma shoe line was introduced into the sneaker market – the Puma G. Vilas 2. The G. Vilas 2 bears similar features as its predecessor but has a slimmer profile. The Puma G. Vilas 2 is subsequently upgraded with a new material and made available in various colorways to keep its style up-to-date and on trend. This upgrade is called the Puma G. Vilas 2 Core.