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.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma Smash Platform Leather women’s sneakers utilize a traditional lace-up enclosure. Women can avail a pair in sizes ranging from 5 to 11 which can also be bought in half sizes. The low top sneaker’s construction is in B medium width.
Puma Smash Platform Leather Style
White tennis low tops like these Puma Smash Platform Leather trainers embody a vintage appeal like that of retro tennis players which incidentally is into skirts. Sundresses with colorful flower patterns can also be casually partnered with these bad boys. If all other outgoing options run out, there is always the good old denim jeans for hanging out on the streets.
The Puma Smash Leather Platform sneaker comes in various colorways and material variations like interchanging the white rubber sole into a gum sole. Some versions include a silky leather upper with an off-white Formstrip while others maintain the pristine sleekness of white with gray branding.
First off, the Puma Smash Platform Leather accentuates its high-class standard via its elevated sole which is contrasted by diamond dents along the midsole. Secondly, the coveted Formstrip showcases the classic suede material with stitches like a rainbow.
Puma Smash Platform Leather History
Platform shoes have been around for millennia since it was somewhat initially rocked during theater performance by artists who desires a little height boost. Fashion seems to have a hard character back then, and utility was the dominant focus of using elevated footwear. Take for example in the Middle Ages where the ancient European’s wore platforms to avoid getting their feet soaked due to their continent’s wet climate.
As per usual, fashion and limelight took over the platform typology via Hollywood and cinema. Adding a little material to the footwear’s height became the quintessential landmark of class as actresses like Judy Garland flaunt a pair of Rainbows courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo. Its functionality as a brilliant accessory for wardrobe spread like wildfire in various enterprises which eventually ended up as Sir Elton John’s staple go-to outfit during his performances.
Puma was a brand under the over at the time when Salvatore Ferragamo was experimenting on using new materials for his shoes as an effect of the second world war. The German brand focused more on soccer cleats back then as evident with the Super Atom shoe with screw in studs.
Clothing styles during this ethos were dominated by Dior-bound designs which include hour-glass waists and voluminous skirts which are sometimes uneasy to wear. It took decades before the platform fashion sense intersects with Puma as a brand and it was a good thing that authenticity and being weird was a prevalent premise during the 2000s.
Puma Creepers were popularized by Rihanna when she collaborated with Puma and bore a promising collection called the Puma Fenty. These so-called Creepers are of the platform type which embodies the same silhouette of the Puma Suede’s under an elevated midsole tooling. With the prominence of sneaker-platform fusions on this current time, the Creeper seemed relevant and stylish.
Puma continued to glorify the female-centric form of platform classics. Other models that were indulged in this design include tennis-inspired iterations like the Smash, specifically the Puma Smash Platform sneaker. The slim low profile construction of the sneaker was given more dimension down under. Not only does the sneaker come in a traditional suede version but it is also revamped into a leather one namely the Puma Smash Platform Leather.
- Materials used on the sneaker’s upper are suede and soft leather.
- The insole is made out of foam and is also removable.
- Grip and stability while walking are provided by the textured rubber outsole.