Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
Puma Suede Caribbean Sand History
The Puma Suede is probably the brand’s most iconic and most popular shoe as its enduring design has had several makeovers spanning several decades that continue to dazzle sneaker fans. The Puma Suede silhouette was first seen at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City when American sprinter Tommie Smith waved it at the podium after winning the 200-meter track event by revealing his black socks as part of a protest fighting for human rights and the oppressed Black population in many countries.
A few years later the Puma Suede with its smooth suede upper and trademark white rubber sole became a training and running favorite on the basketball court. Popularized by Walt “Clyde” Frazier in the 1970s, the shoe was later on called Puma Clyde for a brief moment with a customized design suited for Frazier’s needs in the court. With his signature sift shifting moves on the basketball court, Frazier used the iconic sneaker that every player at that time in the NBA wanted a similar boot as well.
When the popularity of the Puma Clyde waned down at the basketball court, the company decided to reconfigure the design with a broader vamp and lighter weight making it ready for its street-style function as the sneaker slowly makes its rounds among the hip-hop and casual kick loving fans.
With alternating colors, materials, and treatment for the signature Formstrip, the Puma Suede became a fan favorite with various iterations and elements including collaborations with retailers, designers, and celebrities over the years. As the iconic low top sneaker transitioned from the basketball court into a casual lifestyle kick, it was eventually called the Puma Suede aimed at a new audience of hip-hop fans, rockers, and the generation of the 1980s to the 1990s.
The German shoe company also began tweaking the design with exciting colorways over several decades later making the classic sneaker appeal to a younger audience. Among the design iterations of the famous sneaker is the Puma Suede Caribbean Sand. The design had a Coastal theme and neutral colors that resemble that of sands by the beaches in the Caribbean. Perfect for wearing during the summer or during casual outings on the beach, the Puma Suede Caribbean Sand is a collectible sneaker for Puma’s hardcore followers.
Puma Suede Caribbean Sand Style
With a Birch and Hot Coral colored colorway that resemble the sands and the beach, the Puma Suede Caribbean Sand has a relaxed design perfect for the summer. The casual sneaker inspired by the shores of the Caribbean islands comes with a leather upper with a sand-inspired print that gives this enduring shoe a new coastal treatment. The new look smoothly mixes and match with a whole new range of clothes from casual beachwear to street-style jeans and shirts.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma Suede Caribbean Sand runs true to size. The beige-hued shoe has regular flat lace closure for a snug fit and comes in medium width D for men. Fitting variation starts at US size 6 to 14 for men.
The iconic silhouette of the Puma Suede Caribbean Sand is its main draw. The suede upper is given a sophisticated leather material with a sand-inspired embossed print reminiscent of coastal themes ready for the beach during summer. The beige leather Formstrip also adds to the overall appeal of this casual lifestyle sneaker which has become Puma’s most bestselling sneaker to date.
- A debossed Puma Suede callout can be found at the lateral side while the Puma logo label can be seen at the tongue.
- A subtle Puma Cat Logo is placed on the back heel while the signature Puma Formstrip is on both sides of the sneaker.