Summary

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6 reasons to buy

  • One user, despite being flatfooted, finds the shoe comfortable.
  • The Puma Platform Mid OW High Top looks good with skinny jeans or leggings.
  • Some buyers praised the shoe's vibrant colors.
  • The shoe is reasonably priced.
  • Most customers said that the Puma Platform OW Mid High Top is true to its size.
  • The loop strap can be detached for style or comfort.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A tester complained that the Puma Platform Mid OW High Top is utterly flat and lacks arch support.
  • The suede on the upper is dull compared to the picture on the website as per one purchaser.

Bottom line

Inspired by 90s fashion, the Puma Platform Mid OW High Top exhibits a distinctly retro style design. Because of its removable hook and loop strap, the shoe's design allows the users to customize the appearance to their preference. It also features a classic suede on the upper that has been one of the trademarks of Puma. Comfortable, true to its size, and reasonably priced, there aren't many reasons why anyone would not consider the Puma Platform Mid OW Women's High Top.

Facts

Top: High
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Puma Platform
Price: $120
Size
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The Puma Platform Mid OW High Top is available in women's sizes only. Women can purchase from sizes 5.5 to 11.5, while men who would like to get a pair need to size up by at least 1.5 from their usual shoe size. It is true to its size, as per most buyers. The suede upper contributes to the shoe’s support and comfort as over time it molds to the shape of the foot.

Sophisticated but also with street style appeal, the Puma Platform Mid OW Women's High Top is designed as such with an influence of 90's grunge fashion. Users that are into retro fashion will appreciate the presence of the classic suede upper, high-cut silhouette and platform sole. This high top shoe goes well with skinny jeans or leggings, making it an option for casual wear. It is available in three colours - dark purple, olive night, and Puma black.

The most noticeable feature of the Puma Platform Mid OW Women's High Top is its retro-looking design. Its loop strap is detachable, allowing the users to customize the shoe’s look. Hidden lacing also enhances this high top sneakers's chic design. The shoe also has a thickly textured rubber outsole which provides traction and slightly padded high top collar gives additional flexibility.

Not all people are familiar with the history that brothers Rudi and Adi Dassler founded Puma and Adidas. When the Dassler brothers got estranged due to various reasons, Rudi decided to establish his own shoe company. The company was initially named RuDa, which is the portmanteau of his name Rudi Dassler. It was eventually changed to Puma.

One of Puma's iconic shoes, The Puma Suede was made known to the public in 1968 when the American athlete Tommie Smith won the gold medal at the Olympics while wearing it. 1970s NBA star Walt “Clyde” Frazier customized the Suede, by having a wider platform compared to the original design. Frazier was the first player to do a custom basketball sneaker. Recently, Rihanna collaborated with Puma to have her own customized Suede.

Puma has been associated with soccer more than any other brand. Casual consumers may not have Puma as their brand of choice as the market share for sneakers has been dominated by the giants Nike and Adidas. Still, the company also has its share of sneakers that have a decent and consistent demand.

As Puma continues to compete in the lifestyle sneaker market, it released the Puma Platform Mid OW Women's High Top. With a combination of classic appearance and today's technology, the shoe has been well-received by loyal and new customers.

  • Situated on the loop at the back is the Puma cat logo, while the Puma formstrips are located on the sides.
  • The platform sole has a measurement of 1.75 inches.

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