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 TL Patent History
One of the original tennis shoes that came out in the 1970s, the Puma Match is a formidable shoe that has successfully transitioned from the curt and into a lifestyle sneaker.
The Puma Match is the brand’s first ever tennis shoe and was launched in 1974.
Initially coming out in an all-white design with perforations and a round toe leather upper, the tennis shoe had a slimmer silhouette compared to other similar footwear from competing brands. Among its famous iterations include an all-white upper with suede overlays in the middle and back heel. The laidback design also adds to its overall charm as a vintage sneaker.
As part of its foray into lifestyle sneakers, Puma has released several retro iterations of the shoe in the early 2000s. Among the releases made recently in 2016 was the Puma Match TL Patent with full leather overlays that give the pump a durable construction and classic appeal.
Puma Match TL Patent Style
The Puma Match TL Patent has a versatile style that goes well with either short or long pants. The all-black and all-white upper tones with a few color accents in White/ High-Risk Red and Peacoat/White variations give it a vintage appeal that is ideal for casual style and fashion mix and match.
The low top sneakers’ all leather overlays, and round toe design makes it an ideal daily wear. It can be an instant quick fix to one’s outfit of the day when going to the mall, to the park or just about anywhere as its lightweight design and padded collar give the feet a comfortable stride for hours.
Fit & Sizing
A flat lace-up system gives this vintage-inspired sneaker a snug fit. The overall fitting is supported by a padded tongue and collar for a cozier feel. The Puma Match TL Patent runs true to size and comes in medium – D or B width for men an8d women. Fit ranges from US size 7 to 13 for men and 5.5 to 11 for women.
The real leather treatment of the Puma Match TL Patent is among its striking feature. Compared to the suede and leather material of the original, this iteration has an all leather treatment that makes it easy to clean, durable and versatile. The trademark Formstrip shaped perforations on the sides keep the shoe well ventilated while a sturdy rubber outsole with a herringbone pattern also gives it excellent grip and traction.
- Puma Match TL Patent has branding details that include a woven Puma label at tongue, a Puma Match callout at lateral side and a sewn printed Cat Logo at the heel back heel surrounded by color accent.
- Perforations on the sides follow the trademark Puma Formstrip pattern.
- The vintage-inspired kick has a round toe front with a shaft measures approximately low top from the arch.