13 users: 4.2 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma Classics
Colorways: Blue / White

Verdict from 9.6 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • Most customers have bought the Puma Speeder Mesh for its cool retro style, with one of them saying that the design has “a lot of fresh” in it.
  • The footwear is within a budget-friendly price range.
  • More than an ample amount of reviews have said that the Puma Speeder Mesh is good-looking and stylish for casual wear.
  • The Puma Speeder Mesh’s colors pop like crazy, according to a buyer.
  • A few wearers have shared about getting loads of compliments from friends and onlookers.
  • The nubs on the sole hold up incredibly well, a few reviewers have remarked. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • Quite a handful of buyers have complained that the colors bleed when wet, which stains their socks, shoelaces, and the white portions of the shoe.
  • Several wearers have observed that the nubby tread of the outsole gathers clumps of dirt, little rocks, and grass while walking.
  • A customer expresses that the Puma Speeders are not as comfortable as some older Puma running shoes.

Bottom line

The Speeder Mesh is a remake of a classic PUMA runner, which first came out in the early 1970s. That’s the reason behind its retro, yet fresh looks. With its mesh and suede upper, a nubby outsole tread, and a set of groovy colors, the classic runner has caught the eyes of its buyers. With that said, Puma here offers a quality, budget-friendly sneaker.

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. 

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.

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 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.

  • 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 McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.