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.
Puma Match 74 UPC History
The Puma Match was the brand's first ever professional tennis shoe that initially released in 1974. One of the few Europe-made shoes, it was known to be of superior quality. It also took part in the sports events history for being worn by several best athletes in the past.
When Puma re-launched some of its classic tennis shoes, the Match has been included and subsequently renamed as the Puma Match 74. From then on, it also released in various iterations which incorporate design and material upgrades.
The Puma Match 74 UPC is one of these modern iterations. It still carries on the silhouette of the original Match, in an all-leather upper with lateral reinforcements in suede material for the needed support and added durability. It also features the iconic Formstrip on the lateral sides, but in the form of perforations to even function for ventilation. The Puma Match branding is visible on the lateral sides as well along with the Puma logos on both the tongue and the heel.
Puma Match 74 UPC Style
A low-top sneaker with a leather upper, the Puma Match 74 UTC gives out a sporty look similar to the original Match shoes. It is ideal for every day, casual use as it looks great when worn with jeans, pants, or even shorts.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma Match 74 UPC is a low-top casual sneaker with a traditional lace closure that can be adjusted depending on the wearer's preference. The tongue features an extra eyelet, in which the shoelaces could loop through to secure it. This shoe is available in men's sizes, which range from size 7 to 13 in D Standard width.
One notable feature of the Puma Match 74 UPC is the Puma Formstrip presented in the form of perforations, which functions not only as part of the design but also for extra foot ventilation. Another notable feature is the use of suede paneling on the sides and the heel tab.
- Puma brandings are visible on the side panels, the tongue, and the heel.
- The collar and the tongue are both padded for more comfortable feel around the ankle.
- Also featured is the rubber outsole for durability and optimized grip.