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6 reasons to buy

  • There are several colorway options for the Puma Suede Breaker sneakers.
  • Some reviewers are glad that this Puma shoe is budget-friendly.
  • A few reviewers appreciate the fantastic colors of this low-top shoe.
  • Many testers notice the superb quality of this shoe that is expected from Puma.
  • This shoe is great looking and can be worn either sporty or casually, according to some commenters.
  • The majority of purchasers highly recommend the Suede Breaker.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer notes that the upper material of the Puma Suede Breaker is not as impressive as those used in other Puma shoes
  • A few wearers report that this shoe makes their feet appear wider than usual.

Bottom line

The Puma Suede Breaker is probably another proof that classics can be fused with the new for a fresh look that sneaker wearers would buy. As a remodeled version of the Puma Suede, this shoe flaunts a retro appeal despite the new look of its upper and its upgraded raised midsole.

It is as stylish and as trendy as the original Suede that it can be worn in many ways. It also helps that several colors are made available, and it comes with a budget-friendly price. 


Style: Platform
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Breaker
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede
Price: $80
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Grey, Red
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The Suede Breaker sneakers from Puma feature a low-top construction that 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 an improved in-shoe plush feel.

The Puma Suede Breaker brings you a sense of nostalgia with its classic roots based on the original and iconic Puma Suede. The slightly raised midsole combined with the crisscross-patterned upper gives a fresh and a bit of edgy look to the monochromatic suede material. A pair of this remodeled version can be worn either as sporty or as a casual staple like with a jeans-polo shirt combo, or with casual shorts or chinos.

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.

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.

  • Other retailers refer to this shoe as the Puma Breaker Suede or simply Puma Breaker. There is another variation of this model with a gum rubber outsole called officially as the Puma Breaker Suede Gum.
  • The rubber outsole provides excellent grip and traction.
  • Classic Puma Formstrip branding is visible on the side panels along with a Puma Breaker text in a gold foil finish. Other Puma logos are on the tongue and heel.
  • Perforation detailing is present on the sides for breathability.


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