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.
Fit & Sizing
Men’s sizes are offered for the low-top Puma King Suede Legends, ranging from 7-14. The shoes are constructed in medium width, and half sizes are also available. It has been described to have a true-to-size fit. With its suede upper, the sneaker offers a reliable fit, while the lace-up closure ensures that everything is kept snug. In addition, the low-cut collar enables the ankle to move as it will.
Puma King Suede Legends Style
Puma may have released this in a few colorways but it made sure that the color options offer a retro touch that will go well with many different outfits. A result of the fusion of the iconic Puma Suede and another classic the Puma King, the Puma King Suede Legends men’s sneakers are available in the following colorways: Puma Black/Vibrant Orange, Puma Black/Puma White/Whisper, and Puma Black/Mineral Yellow. Casual clothes such as jeans, pants, shorts, chinos, and more paired with t-shirts, polo shirts, and button-downs will emphasize the shoe’s laidback vibe.
Meanwhile, the sports-inspired design of the Puma King Suede Legends casual shoes makes them suitable for pairing with athletic clothes. Pieces such as joggers and shorts paired with sweatshirts, a hoodie, or a t-shirt will show off the model's sporty accents. Fans of football and athleisure can wear these street kicks in any way they want to show their style.
The trademark suede upper and style of the Puma Suede graces the upper of the Puma men’s King Suede Legends shoes, combined with the silhouette and sporty accents of the Puma King. As a result, this unique model balances a casual vibe with sports details. Stitch detailing adorns the upper, while the white midsole also features stitching and ribbed design on the toe.
For branding, the iconic Puma Formstrip is stitched in at the sides. It’s done in a leather material with a contrasting color to provide an eye-catching variation to the shoe. A removable flap with classic Puma branding is on the top of the laces, offering a way for the wearer to change the look. On the sides is the Puma King label in gold. Lastly, the Puma Cat is incorporated on the heel tab.
Puma King Suede Legends History
Puma was established over 70 years ago by Rudolf Dassler, an enterprising businessman from the Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach in Germany. He was the brother of Adolf Dassler, the founder of Adidas. Together, the pair operated a successful footwear business for many years, until their relationship soured beyond repair.
In 1948, with the early beginnings of Puma, Rudolf Dassler set out to create an innovative brand that would rival that of his brother’s. Puma rose to become a steady force in the world of sports, with many top athletes joining forces with the brand. In the world of football, Puma emerged to become a front-runner.
From the football field to the streets
In 1966, the World Cup was hosted and won by England. The top scorer of the competition was not from the winning team, nor was he from the opposing side of West Germany. Instead, he was from Portugal, which came in at third place. His name was Eusebio, and his technical sponsor was Puma. In 1968, two years after his terrific nine-goal run, he was honored by the brand with his own football shoe.
That football model was the Puma King. Over the years, many other footballers fell in love with the shoe, including the legendary Pele of Brazil, along with Argentina’s Diego Maradona and the Netherlands’ Johan Cruyff. Since then, the shoe has passed into football glory and beyond.
Puma brought back the famous silhouette and remade it for the lifestyle category, giving fans a chance to wear the kicks on the streets instead of on the field. One of the sneakers from the series is the Puma King Suede Legends. It combines the King shoe with another legendary model from the brand, the Puma Suede. As a result, this model has sporty accents balanced with a street-ready touch.
- The synthetic sole offers support that is responsive and well-cushioned.
- This model has a lightly padded collar that provides additional comfort to the ankle.