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 Puma GV Special Reflective is offered in men’s sizes. The available sizes range from 6 to 13. The shoe has a lace closure which gives it an adjustable fit.
Puma GV Special Reflective Style
The Puma GV Special Reflective has a smart but understated design and color that can easily be paired with casual to semi-casual outfits. Pair your sneaker with chinos or slim jeans with a polo shirt on top.
The Puma GV Special Reflective kept the classic good looks of the original silhouette but updated it with a more contemporary vibe through the unique reflective material. The result is a subtle but eye-catching lifestyle shoe that is perfect for wear for any occasion.
Puma GV Special Reflective History
The Puma GV Special is one of Puma’s longest-lasting shoes. It was released in 1980 and named for the legendary Argentine tennis player, Guillermo Vilas, who was the first South American to win a grand slam. Guillermo specialized in playing on clay courts and popularized the ‘Gran Willy’ move where a player would hit the ball back to their competitor between their legs.
The four-time grand slam champion collaborated with the brand to create footwear that would reflect his winning play in the sport. The result is the GV Special which had a durable design, an excellent cushioning system, and grippy rubber outsole.
Although underrated, the model had its good share of faithful followers for its comfort and sturdiness. The shoe has been released in a few GV Special variations including the 2017 Hall of Fame Puma GV which has a picture of Guillermo holding the French Open trophy on the tongue and the Puma GV Special Reflective, which featured a highly reflective upper.
- The Puma GV Special Reflective’s upper is made of leather with nubuck. Perforation details can be seen on the shoe’s forefoot.
- The sole measure approximately 1.5” from the bottom.