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  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

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    $55
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Fit & Sizing

The Puma Smash v2 Buck is a tennis-inspired men’s sneaker with sizes ranging from US 5 to 14 in D Medium (Standard) width. It has a lace closure system with tonal, flat cotton laces that offers a customized fit to wearers. The collar is well-padded for extra comfort. 

Considering its tennis shoe heritage, the Smash v2 Buck gives wearers adequate hold and support. 

Puma Smash v2 Buck Style

This nubuck version of the Puma Smash v2 shoes radiates similar retro styling as other Smash versions. This tennis-inspired low-top shoe features clean nubuck upper with Puma's signature Formstrip to the sides and Puma’s Jumping Cat logo on the lateral side, tongue, midsole, and heel. 

Equipped with versatility, the Puma Smash v2 Buck would look great for any style may it be casual or sporty.

Notable Features

The Puma Smash v2 Buck is one of the many modern-day renditions of the iconic tennis-inspired Puma Smash sneakers. Since it released as part of the Puma Smash collection, it retains key features that could easily associate it with the original Puma Smash shoe. 

This Buck version got its name "Buck" primarily because it is the nubuck counterpart of the leather-based Puma Smash v2 shoes. This version did away with the usual leather and replaced it with a premium synthetic nubuck for a premium and upgraded look. 

Puma Smash v2 Buck History

Since its founding in 1948 by Rudolf “Rudi” Dassler, the Puma brand remains a top player in the sneaker industry up to this day. Equipped with decades-long of expertise and solid audience market and followers, the German sneaker brand continuously produces and manufactures both performance-focused footwear and lifestyle-based ones. 

Like Adidas and Nike among many other renowned sneaker brands, Puma has a wide array of classic sneaker models that were initially created for sports but transitioned into being lifestyle sneakers. One of these is the Puma Smash - a tennis shoe turned lifestyle model. It debuted in 1968, and it received a retro release from the brand in 2015. 

In 2017, Puma upgraded this classic with improved materials and new technologies in the Puma Smash v2. As with the original Smash, this, too, received countless renditions and colorways. The Puma Smash v2 Buck is one example. 

The Puma Smash v2 Buck is basically the nubuck counterpart of the Puma Smash v2, which uses leather as its primary upper material. The Buck version utilizes premium synthetic nubuck upper, lace closure system, and rubber outsole. 

Additional Info

  • The Puma Smash v2 Buck also features a herringbone pattern tread for traction.