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Base model: Puma Match
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Puma Match
Price: $80
Colorways: Black
Special editions: 5 special editions
Size
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The Puma Match Animal sneaker fits true to size. The shoe is kept snug by a traditional flat lacing system that keeps the feet secured. Shoe size ranges are only available in medium-B for women from US size 5 to 11.                   

The overall style is in the heart of the design of Puma Match Animal. The animal-inspired graphic imprinted on the leather is an expression of how exotic prints always get the attention of everyone, especially younger customers.  The brand designers made sure the design of Puma heritage tennis shoes gets noticed with snakeskin graphics imprinted on the smooth leather.

The Puma Match Animal is not a new design. It was initially intended as a tennis shoe with rubber soles for adequate grip on the court. The silhouette has a minimalist design with a few design elements such as branding and a leather brand logo on the tongue. Eventually, coming from the court, the Puma match design crossed over as a fashion statement pairing well with a dress, jeans, or a romper.

Regarding colorways, the shoe has two snakeskin tones that can be easily mixed with a variety of casual clothing. These colorways include the Puma Black Natural and Natural Vachetta. The design prints also make the shoes flexible for wearing for casual daytime wear or casual nighttime garb. Also giving the shoe an overall premium look are the metallic finish of its branding placed on the side panel and back heel.

Most notable on the Puma Match Animal is its exotic yet fresh upper design. The animal-inspired graphic imprinted on the entire top gives a sophisticated touch to the once often ignored tennis shoe. The smooth leather with animal prints is easy to clean with its patent finish design.

Undergoing performance enhancements from the 1970s to the 1980s, Puma Match first came to fruition in 1974 as the German brand’s first professional tennis shoe. The leather material on the Puma Match was improved with perforations on the sides for breathability. One of the brand’s performance tennis shoes made in Europe, it only takes pride in its superior quality and more fine material selection.

It was only later around 2015 that Puma Match shoes made a comeback with its Puma 74 vintage shoe that promises off-court appeal and versatile styling. The design improvements include the use of full grain leather and a variety of colors in the suede material. Puma Match Animal came out in early 2017 with two colorways in snakeskin iterations that elevate the classic tennis shoe into fresh kicks for the trendsetting woman.

  • The shoe featured a padded footbed for superior comfort and added cushioning.
  • The Puma Match Animal has a rubber grip sole for an enhanced grip and traction.

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