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9 reasons to buy

  • Quite a lot of reviewers appreciate the white, blue, red, and grey color blocking of the Puma Suede Americana.
  • A large number of buyers are impressed with the metallic gold lace tips, Puma Suede logo, and Puma Cat logo as they add beautiful touches of premium detailing to the sneaker.
  • Several users love the All-American theme of the low-top sneaker as they wore them for US events like Fourth of July and Flag Day celebrations.
  • Some buyers appreciate that Puma did not only come out with shoes for this collection as similarly designed shirts make an excellent match to the US stars and stripe motif.
  • Some users cheaped praises to Puma for providing an extra pair of metallic gold-tipped shoelaces giving them an option to use a lace with the stars and stripe motif and another option to wear plain white shoelaces.
  • A couple of online reviewers say the white tumbled leather used in the Puma Formstrip made a beautiful side stripe detailing on the sides of the sneaker.
  • One reviewer says the design is “eye-catching and would make an excellent addition to collectors.”
  • Some wearers say the Puma Suede Americana sneaker’s EcoOrtholite sockliner is comfortable to wear for extended hours.
  • One user says the iconic Puma Suede grip and traction was retained in the design.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The suede material in the low-top sneaker stains efficiently and becomes difficult to clean after dirt starts to accumulate on the article.
  • One reviewer thinks to have stars and stripe themed lace is just too much for the Puma Suede Americana.
  • A customer did not like the lack of clean cuts and uneven stitching of the suede overlays at the back of the shoe.

Bottom line

A timely Fourth of July release the Puma Suede Americana gives a Stars and Stripe theme to its bestselling sneaker of all time. With an Eco-Ortholite footbed and a smooth suede upper, the exceptional combination of blue, white, red, and grey shades on the top gives this entirely new look for the traditional Puma Suede silhouette.

Priced a few dollars higher than regular Suedes, the $75 sneaker is a welcome addition to one’s collection or a beautiful sneaker option for those who want an eye-catching All-American low-top design that is as patriotic as this model can get.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Suede
Price: $75
Colorways: Blue
Size
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A top rated sneaker
A top rated Puma sneaker

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The Puma Suede Americana retains the comfort and true to size fit of the iconic silhouette. The pair comes with two sets of flat laces with metallic gold tips. The low-top shoe is available in men’s and women’s sizes.

With the United States flag as inspiration, the Puma Suede Americana features white stars on a blue background and white smooth leather Puma Formstrip comprising the stripes anchored by a grey suede ankle design. Released with an accompanying classic graphic tee that matches the footwear design, the sneaker is best paired with white or grey joggers for an excellent match for the top and foot. 

Another beautiful accent to this iconic silhouette is the gold metal lace tips and Puma branding details at the side and back. The low-top Puma Suede Americana also comes with two sets of flat laces that include one with stars and stripe motif and another one in white color option with both laces having metallic gold aglets. Feeling a bit patriotic for the day or merely wanting an All-American theme to your look by wearing a pair of the US flag-themed shoes would help boost your outfit of the day.

The iconic silhouette of the  Puma Suede Americana is spruced up by an Eco Ortholite sockliner providing a comfortable interior. The sneaker’s main highlights are its Stars and Stripes motif that combines colors of the US flag to complete the look of this Americana collection.

The Puma Suede is the brand’s most bestselling silhouette. The Puma Suede design was first worn by Tommie Smith in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City where he won a gold medal at the 200-meter race.

The low-top design was also made famous by NBA player Walt “Clyde” Frazier who first sported the shoe in one of his games. The sneaker was modified a bit to Frazier’s specifications and was later on called as the Puma Clyde.

After the design’s popularity as a basketball trainer slowly diminished, the shoe transitioned as a classic sneaker favorite of those in the hip-hop and rock circles in the 1980s to the 1990s. The design continued to be released by the German company because of its classic good looks and heritage appeal as the company began tweaking the footwear to include new materials, design, and colorways.

The Puma Suede Americana was released on June 24, 2016, just in time for the Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations. The design incorporates an American patriotic theme with a Stars and Stripes motif with colors of white, blue, red, and grey comprising the modern iteration.

  • Puma Suede callout at the side displayed in metallic gold while a Puma Cat and name logo also in metallic gold can be found at the back heel.
  • The Puma Suede Americana comes with two sets of flat shoelaces.
  • Each pair of the low-top sneaker comes in a Stars, and Stripes themed box packaging.

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