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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A fair number of purchasers felt that the Puma Suede Classic runs true to size.
  • Most users loved the classic look of the sneakers.
  • The Suede Classic is budget friendly.
  • A considerable amount of users found the shoes comfortable.
  • The Suede Classic is available in a variety of colorways.
  • Several users were extremely happy that they usually get compliments every time they go out in this sneaker.
  • Some loyal fans of the Puma Suede continue to patronize the shoe as according to them, it is very much the feel of the old model.
  • A few buyers were very grateful that the Suede Classic were exactly as they expected. According to them, it is a shoe that retains its real identity.
  • The women’s version has a gender specific last for a more personalized fit.
  • The suede material offers a premium look that belies its very affordable price tag.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A lot of buyers complained that the Puma Suede Classic is too narrow.
  • A handful of consumers wasn't impressed with the quality of the sneakers.
  • A few users noted that the color of the Suede Classic bleeds into the sneaker's Formstrip and their jeans.

Bottom line

For people looking for old-school sneakers, the Puma Suede Classic is a great choice. Many are fans of its classic look. It's a consistently loved pair that has undergone enhancements since its beginnings. The smooth suede, cool appearance and sporty looks make it the choice of people, both young and old. Put in the fact that the shoe is easily available online and at a very wallet-friendly price, this is hardly a difficult choice for sneaker fans.



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Puma Suede Classic History

From a warm-up basketball shoe in the 60s to a hip-hop street style kicks in the 90s, the Puma Suede Classic has been worn by generations of people. The introduction of this shoe to the sneaker world came ahead of its time. Instead of using the standard leather and canvas upper, Puma’s ingenuity to use suede was something that rocked the shoe community.

The new material offered athletes and the public something that is quite as durable, but clearly better-looking without compromising performance. It wasn’t very long before some of the top athletes and celebrities were already getting a pair for themselves.

Perhaps the defining moment of the Puma Suede came in the 1968 Olympics. It was during the playing of the national anthem of America when Tommie Smith, the 200m gold medalist, and John Carlos, the bronze winner, performed their iconic Black Power salute. Beside the feet of both men were the now ubiquitous Puma Suede.

Sneaker fans who are steeped in history will also note that if not for this shoe, another of Puma’s much-loved shoe may not have been born-the Puma Clyde. In so many ways, this is a sneaker that has heralded so many things that people have come to love about the Jumping Cat brand.

The shoe has also witnessed a variety of cultural scenes through the decades. It was the preference of B-Boys during the time when the popularity of breakdancing soared. Since its release in 1968, this timeless classic maintains its status as Puma’s most iconic sneaker.

Just like the original, the current Puma Suede Classic features a full suede upper on top of the well-known narrow suede tooling. It maintains its relevancy in the present time by having enhanced features.

The global, German-based, athletic label has created products that are infused with fashion, lifestyle and sports influences. The company's extraordinary industry perspective brings excellence to its line of apparel, accessories and footwear by using cutting-edge technologies and innovative designs.

Puma Suede Classic Style

The Puma Suede Classic goes well with the casual shirt and jeans. But if users are stepping up their fashion game, they can go all-black like when Aussie actress Margot Robbie wore the Suede with a long-sleeve shirt, a coat, and a rip skinny jeans.

In one of her performances, the singer slash Puma's Global Ambassador for Women Training and Creative Director Rihanna wore these kicks with a vintage shirt, a hoodie, red pants and was adorned with large accessories.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Suede Classic runs true to size. Men's sizing is from 4 to 14 while women's sizing is from 5.5 to 12. Medium width is offered both for men and women. Buyers can feel assured of a shoe that has good hold and support as it still retains its DNA of a basketball shoe. For those who live an active life or who are out and about often, the support is something to really appreciate.

Notable Features

Beyond any doubt the revered silhouette is the shoe’s most eye-catching feature. It is a platform that is head and shoulders above the best of any Puma shoe. This is a form that is clearly identifiable in the Suede Classic.

Adding even more meat to this silhouette is the luxurious-looking suede that now adorns the upper of this shoe. Without costing an arm and a leg, Puma has successfully made comfort and style an easy mix in this shoe.

Additional Info

  • With a lace-up closure, users get a secure fit.
  • The award-winning actor, Dustin Hoffman, can be seen wearing the Puma Suede in the 1982 Hollywood movie, Tootsie.
  • The foam-padding applied to the tongue and collar ensures a great fit.
  • The cushioned sockliner and textile lining adds more cushioning.
  • The rubber outsole gives great traction.
  • The rubber midsole provides enough cushioning, support and an excellent ride.
  • Kylie Jenner wore the Suede along with other Puma apparel in a Puma video ad. She also flaunted the iconic pair via her Instagram account.