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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • Several users are captivated by its full leather material that gives it a clean look.
  • Many customers love the low top sneaker silhouette with the shorter collar and shaft.
  • The Puma Match TL Patent looks old school but can be trendy when mixed with modern clothes and styles.
  • Shoe stretches even to wide feet without causing blisters.
  • A few users claimed the soft padded collar gives it a snug fit and a comfortable feel.
  • Some commenters like the color overlays that remain subtle and look great as accents.
  •  Perforations help keep the leather tennis kicks well ventilated.
  •  A lot of positive reviews on the Puma Match TL patent were posted about the lightweight design.
  • Leather material on overlays is easy to clean when compared to its original suede material.
  • Customers get value for their money as the footwear has a budget-friendly price.
  •  Leather upper and rubber outsole is durable for everyday use.

4 reasons not to buy

  •  A few experienced tight fitting on the Puma Match TL Patent despite after a few days of break-in.
  • Some noticed a few creasing on the sides of the leather after a few months of use.
  • The shoe could get hot after extended use during the summer.
  • A commenter noted that some stitching patterns in some parts of the leather overlays are not uniform with some stray stitches.

Bottom line

The Puma Match TL Patent is an old school tennis shoe that has a clean look and versatile styling that is ideal for those looking for classic low top sneakers. With a reliable fit and durable upper materials, the vintage design can be worn almost daily. It also pairs well with various types of clothing and could be seen as a stylish alternative to other retro tennis sneakers whose price seems to be off the budget.



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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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.