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A traditional fitting is expected from the Puma G. Vilas L2 starting with an easy entry and exit out of its lightly padded collar, tongue, and cushioned footbed keeping the interiors as comfortable as possible.
The regular flat shoelaces keep the feet on lockdown while the round toe profile with perforations keep the feet relaxed and breathing. The classic sneaker comes in medium – D width with US shoe sizes ranging from 7 to 13 for men.
The classic men’s sneaker silhouette of the Puma G. Vilas L2 presents a wide range of styling possibilities for its avid followers. The perforated round toe leather kick popularized by the Argentinean tennis star Guillermo Villas gets a contemporary makeover with modern colorways to fit today’s demand for classic sneakers.
Pair it with jeans and shirt or wear shorts and a hoodie and you’re ready to go about exploring the city or run errands around the town with ease with this round toe kicks. The cushioned footbed and midsole brings all-day comfort that lasts for hours. The Puma G. Vilas L2 sneaker in its eye-catching color combinations transitions well from daytime to night-time wear so you can wear it while traveling and then breeze through the night partying in a bar or club without looking out of place.
The heritage silhouette of the Puma G. Vilas L2 is its most prominent feature. The classic round toe leather sneakers with perforated detailing take its wearers back to the heydays of Argentinean tennis star Guillermo Vilas during his heydays in the 1970s to the 1980s when he won four grand slam tennis titles. The cushioned polyurethane midsole and footbed keeps the feet comfortable for hours while its durable outsoles keep the feet stable and firmly locked on the ground.
Argentinean tennis star Guillermo Vilas was a four-time Grand Slam title holder and ranked first among tennis players worldwide in 1977. Known for incredible plays especially on clay, he bagged the 1977 US Open and French Open, the 1978 and 1979 Australian Open men’s singles title. The tennis star also won runner-up titles at the French Open in 1975, 1978, and 1982, and the 1977 Australian Open.
Vilas’ relationship with Puma started in the 1980s when the Puma GV Special was released with the initials of the tennis star forever etched in the classic 80’s sneaker. The Argentinean star was a fan favorite with his one-handed backhand moves and his stunning good looks that bagged the hearts of many women.
What came out of the collaboration, which started in the late 1970s until the first GV Special’s release in 1980, was a tennis shoe with an exceptional cushioning system and sturdy design in the first all-white classic tennis kick looks.
As a clay specialist, Vilas wanted even better cushioning with superior grip for his plays. In 1983, the German brand released the first Puma G. Vilas with a thick and durable outsole and a round toe box with perforations. With the signature Puma Formstrip on the side and Cat logo on the tongue the shoe initially was a tennis shoe that over the years has been embraced by casual sneaker lovers. From its all-white colorway, the G. Vilas has been released in new colorways and combinations to suit the fashion tastes and moods of its wearers.
- Signature Puma Formstrip at both sides and woven Puma Cat logo at tongue and back heel.
- Perforations are placed on the tongue and toe box of the Puma G. Vilas L2 sneaker for added breathability.
- Puma G. Vilas nameplate at lateral side.