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Base model: Puma Suede Classic
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Suede
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Gum Sole
Price: $70
Colorways: Brown, Black
Special editions: 45 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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The Puma Suede Classic Citi is a basketball-inspired low-top sneaker for men and women. As with the original Suede, suede uppers give foot sufficient hold and support while a low-top profile allows ankle mobility. A lace closure secures the foot with a customized fit. 

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.

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.

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 Originally made in 1968, it was able to make its way to being one of the most versatile sneakers to date.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.

  • 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.
  • Its flat lace closure provides a snug, adjustable fit.

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