Fit & Sizing
The Suede Breaker sneakers from Puma feature a low-top construction which allows ankle mobility and an adjustable lace-up closure for a secure and snug fit. There is an extra loop tab on the tongue to help keep it in place. The midsole is slightly raised for additional support and stability, while the insoles, tongue, and collar are all lightly cushioned for improved in-shoe plush feel.
This remodeled version of the Puma Suede classic comes in men’s sizing that ranges from 7 to 14 with half sizes up to 11.5 and in D Medium width.
Puma borrowed the fundamental elements of its iconic model, the Suede, and developed a fresh and new shoe model with a modern look but classic appeal. The Puma Suede Breaker has a slightly higher or chunkier midsole than the original Suede silhouette, which functions not just as an aesthetic upgrade but also for improved shock absorption, stability, and support. The toe bumper is noticeably textured with thick vertical lines for added protection and enhanced durability. The suede upper is also different and unique but in a good way. Instead of a plain-looking one, this version flaunts textured suede with a crisscross pattern sealed off by signature Puma Formstrip in a leather material for a fresh look.
Puma Suede Breaker History
There is something with classic sneakers that make them ubiquitous and relevant up to this day in the sneaker community or fashion as a whole, in sports, and in different cultures and subcultures. It may be their iconic façade or the sense of nostalgia they bring to the wearers and the general market but either way, it all boils down to their timeless appeal that never goes out of style.
Puma has proven time and time again that it is a brand that takes pride when it comes to the classics. It has a lineup of notable Puma classic models that sneaker wearers regardless of age patronize and make as part of their fashion must-haves. One of these is the Puma Suede, which, in fact, has countless Suede versions and colorways over the years.
Then in 2017, the brand introduced a new low-top called the Breaker that took design inspiration from the Puma Suede classic but mixed with modern-approved elements as inspired by New York and London’s punk scene. It features a fully knitted sock-like upper, a slightly elevated midsole, Nubuck leather side panels, and a hidden lacing system. It launched in partnership with Grammy award-winning artist Big Sean. Puma also teamed up with NYC street artist DAIN in introducing the new silhouette.
The Breaker eventually gave birth to different iterations with varying materials but similar profile, including the Puma Suede Breaker. As the name suggests, this version boasts a suede upper but textured with crisscross patterns and sealed off with leather Formstrip on the sides. Like its predecessor, the midsoles are a bit chunky and slightly higher than the original Suede’s. It also has a traditional lace-up closure, lightly padded collar, tongue, and insoles, and a rubber outsole.