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 Smash Cat L History
The Smash Cat L is one of the versions of Puma’s infamous Smash collection. During the advent of basketball, Puma decided to go to the other direction and release a classic-silhouetted tennis shoe. Although greatly inspired by Adidas’ Stan Smith, Puma deviated from the usual marketing strategies of getting famous endorsers and rely on the technologies of the shoe alone.
After just one year, Puma released another version, an all suede number under the Smash series. Today, there are several versions of the Puma Smash. One of which is the Smash Cat L, which carries the same silhouette, but a slightly different designed upper.
Puma Smash Cat L Style
As one of the versions of the Puma Smash, the Smash Cat L also dons the iconic tennis-shoe silhouette. Composed of a soft leather upper, it differs from the classic by having the Cat logo on the side instead of the usual Puma signature Formstrip. The Cat logo still make appearances on the tongue and heel part, making it more decorative and identifiable.
Styling these sneakers will not be hard as it is versatile. Ideally, pairing it with casual clothes can instantly make it sporty. Those who are more adventurous can match it with dressier clothes. The possibilities are endless.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma Smash Cat L is available in women’s, men’s, and kids sizes. For the women’s, sizes go from 5 to 14.5 while for the men’s, it runs from 4-14. Half sizes are available for both.
Although there are already different variations for the Puma Smash series, the Smash Cat L is unique on its own. It has a synthetic leather upper with the Puma Cat logo at the tongue and heel part of the shoe as well as the lateral and medial sides. A non-marking rubber composes its outsole for durability and added traction.
- The Puma Smash Cat L has lace-up details to allow a snugger fit.
- For additional comfort, Puma incorporated a cushioned midsole and padded tongue and collar.
- Its low-top silhouette allows more movement and freedom.