Size and fit

The Puma Speeder Mesh is a unisex shoe available in women’s and men’s sizes. This model is a low-top, so it doesn’t hinder ankle mobility. It also runs on a traditional lace-up closure, which locks the feet in with a custom fitting. Lastly, the collar and tongue area has plenty of padding to provide a more comfortable feel. 

Puma Speeder Mesh Style

The Puma Speeder Mesh running shoes are born with that classic jogger look of the 1970s and 1980s when the fitness craze swept across the world. Never going out of style despite the decades past, such vintage running looks has transitioned well into becoming a lifestyle shoe.

With its sleek, trendy silhouette, the Puma Speeder Mesh is suitable for both casual and sporty wear for both men and women. The retro-vibed shoes pop great in a pair of jeans, sweatpants, tracksuits, joggers, leggings, or shorts. Just top the vintage look with a sweatshirt or a white or black t-shirt.

The Puma Speeder Mesh is available in a few, groovy colorways such as the white ribbon/red peacoat, w white l/wreath f night, and quiet shade fig/Puma black.

Notable Features

The nubby tread outsole that stretches from the forefoot up to the back of the heel is among the Puma Speeder’s main features. The shoe also has a durable, lightweight, and breathable mesh upper with suede detailing.

Puma Speeder Mesh History

Puma is a brand that has a long, famous history, dating back to the late 1940s. Parting ways with his brother, Adi Dassler, after their irreconcilable conflict following World War II, Rudolf “Rudi” Dassler went on his own to launch his shoe company. He named it Puma. The brand immediately began to make an impact on sports such as soccer, track and field, and running.

On their first year, Puma released their first shoe, the Atom. In 1950, West Germany’s first postwar goal was scored by a player wearing a pair of Atoms, which won them the match against Switzerland. Then on, Puma rose to an elite level when it comes to sportswear.

In 1952, the Super Atom was released. It was the first soccer cleat in the world to have screw-in studs. It was also the first to bear Puma’s first logo: the three Dassler stripes flowing as one, with the animal puma leaping into the hole of the letter D. And thus began Puma’s long-lasting heritage.

Fast-forward into the 1970s fitness boom, Puma released a variety of iconic running shoes, like the Easy Rider, the Cyclone, the Jogger, and also the Speeder Mesh. These silhouettes smoothly evolved into the lifestyle category, creating running-inspired sneakers.

Puma recently dropped a reissue of the famous Speeder Mesh, all packed with its vintage 1970s silhouette, clean mesh-suede upper pattern, and lightweight build. Almost over fifty years since its initial release, the Puma Speeder Mesh still looks fresh as ever.

Additional Info

  • There six rubber pods on the front of the outsole for extra support and traction.
  • The shoe has an EVA midsole for a more cushioned step.
  • Puma’s iconic Formstrip in suede is stitched on both sides.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.