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.
Fit & Sizing
The women’s exclusive Puma Suede Classic Autumn Bloom runs true to size in medium width. It is available in US women’s sizes that range from 5.5 to 11. The shoe is kept secured by a regular lace-up system with textile lining for comfort.
Puma Suede Classic Autumn Bloom Style
The growth of Puma continues with the release of the Puma Suede Autumn Bloom. The origami-inspired sneaker has the black and laurel wreath upper colorways dressed in three-dimensional suede flowers with metallic hints.
The women’s sneaker is best worn with neutral-colored and pastel women’s shorts, pants, tees, blouses, tanks, and dresses. The more feminine design adds a dash of character to the most famous shoe coming from the brand.
The origami-inspired Puma Suede Classic Autumn Bloom sneaker has the black and laurel wreath upper colorways dressed in three-dimensional suede flowers with metallic hints. Taking a more feminine approach allows women to experiment with their sneakers with new treatments to vintage classics like the Puma Suede.
Puma Suede Classic Autumn Bloom History
Puma traces its heritage from the Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik or the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory that was founded in 1924 in Herzogenaurach, Germany where the company maintains its global headquarters. Company founder Rudolf Dassler was the brains behind the spike-soled running shoe worn by multiple Olympic medallist Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics.
The Puma Suede was first introduced in Mexico during the 1968 Summer Olympics. Olympic gold medallist Tommie Smith first wore the shoes in the podium of the 200-meter track competition. Smith waved the black and white shoe as part of a human rights protest action drawing more interest to the suede upper and white soles classic.
The OG Puma Suede trainer includes a rubber outsole and a slim profile with an all-suede upper that is modern and futuristic compared to the shoe releases at that time.
The Puma Suede was also better known as the inspiration behind another bestseller, the Puma Clyde. The vintage shoe was dubbed as the Puma Clyde of NBA legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier who had the pairs updated in 1973 to suit his needs in playing basketball.
From being an excellent basketball kick in the 1970s, the Puma Suede’s popularity slowly diminished in the late 1980s. The low-top model transitioned into a new audience that includes the hip-hop, rock, and even the skating community. The Puma Suede is the brand’s bestselling design of all time with countless design collaborations, material updates, and improvements introduced every year.
Suede’s modern versions
With the entry of pop superstar Rihanna as a brand ambassador and creative director for the women’s line of the brand, the women’s sneaker portfolio was expanded. Among the sneakers that were recently introduced for Fall 2018 is the Puma Suede Classic Autumn Bloom. With the Puma Suede celebrating its 50th-year release, the company released more designs for its bestselling shoe this time focusing on the women’s market.
The Puma Suede Classic Autumn Bloom shoes for women is a limited release that includes two colorways: Puma Black and Laurel Wreath. The modern version involves three-dimensional suede flowers with vibrant metallic hints that are inspired by the Japanese art of origami.
- Durable rubber midsole and outsole provide lightweight cushioning to the bestselling classic.
- Puma suede logo at the side and metallic Puma logo at tongue add classic branding touches.
- Metallic Puma logo at tongue gives a premium look to the women-specific sneaker.