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

12 reasons to buy

  • The majority of reviewers note how the Puma Suede Classic Citi feels great when worn.
  • The shoe fits comfortably according to most of the reviews.
  • The purchasers appreciated the shoe’s great style that can be worn with any outfit.
  • The buyers were pleased to receive lots of compliments whenever they wear the shoe.
  • The shoe is applauded by many for its high quality.
  • The shoe is highly durable, as mentioned by some purchasers. One commented that what he purchased was his second pair, but his first pair lasted for years.
  • One purchaser emphasized how the metal aglets make the shoe look better.
  • The Citi version of the Puma Suede Classic is budget-friendly.
  • The shoe is available in multiple color options.
  • Some reviewers liked the gum rubber sole of this shoe.
  • Some reviewers mentioned that the shoe looks a lot better in actual than in the photos.
  • A few reviewers were delighted to say that the Puma Suede Classic Citi is the most comfortable trainers they have worn.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Those buyers with wider feet had to go a half size higher for this shoe for a comfortable and a perfect fit.
  • A number of reviews mentioned that the shoe is too narrow in width.

Bottom line

The Puma Suede Classic Citi, a version of the Suede Classic inspired by the city life and designed in urban colors, is a highly recommended shoe by most buyers mainly for its budget-friendly price, the high quality and comfort it delivers, and undoubtedly iconic style. Adding to this is the shoe’s metal aglets and gum rubber midsole. Though it may be too narrow in width to some, consumers, collectors and non-collectors alike, will most likely grab a pair of this iconic sneaker without a second thought.



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Puma Suede Classic Citi History

Founded by Rudolf Dassler on October 1, 1948, Puma, then called Ruda, is one of the top sports brand companies to date. The Puma Suede Classic has been an iconic classic worn across generations since the ‘60s. Originally made in 1968, it was able to make its way to being one of the most versatile sneakers to date. It was popularized by basketball star Walt “Clyde” Frazier.

In 1970, he asked Puma to make a wider version of the shoe and the Puma Clyde was born. The Puma Suede also made a distinct appearance during the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games when it was worn by 200-meter dash gold medalist and civil rights icon Tommie Smith and his teammate, 200-meter dash bronze medalist, John Carlos. In the ‘90s, it was known as the signature “B-Boy” shoe, made even more famous by the early break dancing crews.  

The Puma Suede Classic Citi is an upgraded version of the Puma Suede Classic inspired by the life in the city. Released with designs inspired by metropolitan colors, this shoe displays a metallic lace aglet and gum rubber sole which distinguishes it from the Suede Classic.

Puma Suede Classic Citi Style

Following the silhouette of the Puma Suede Classic, the Puma Suede Classic Citi is a versatile pair that can be worn on a dress up or a dress down kind of outfit. It is inspired by the hustle and bustle of city life with minimalist colors and Puma’s signature gum rubber sole. Moreover, the metal aglets add a nice touch to the shoe style. Undeniably an icon, the Suede Classic Citi is a certified must-have, collectors and non-collectors alike, in casual street wear.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Suede Classic Citi is available in men’s size from 4 to 14 with half sizes in D-medium width. It is generally true to size, but narrow in width. The shoe offers solid support and hold for those who like to be on the go.

Notable Features

The Puma Suede Classic Citi bears almost similar features as the Suede Classic - suede upper with perforated detailing on the side panels, matching flat laces with the suede color, lace closure for a snug fit, Puma Formstrip and Puma Suede call out at lateral sides, the Puma logo at the tongue, and Puma Cat logo at heel. The Suede Citi, inspired by the life in the city, is upgraded with a gum rubber midsole and metal aglets.

Additional Info

  • The side panel of the Puma Suede Classic Citi is perforated for breathability.
  • The tongue and collar of the shoe are padded for added comfort and great fit.
  • The flat lace closure provides a snug, adjustable fit.