Who should buy PUMA Suede Classic Culture Surf

The PUMA Suede Classic line has been known to have perfect fitting through the years, and is a great choice if you are looking for:

  • low top kicks, the perfect companion for warmer months with vibrant colors 
  • heritage-looking sneakers that stand out while casually walking on the beach or the streets

PUMA Suede Classic Culture Surf logo

Premium looking

The long-standing profile of this comfortable heritage sneaker is given a modern treatment with vibrant colorways starting from the top to the rubber outsole. The Coastal print in the suede upper elevates the design into a premium-looking finish worthy to add to one’s collection.

PUMA Suede Classic Culture Surf front

Smooth in-shoe feel

Soft fabric lining and footbed stretches from the collar, tongue, and insole giving a relaxed and smooth in-shoe feel.

PUMA Suede Classic Culture Surf heel

History of PUMA Suede Classic Culture Surf

From a basketball warm-up trainer in the 1960s to a hip-hop crowd staple in the 1990s, the PUMA Suede Classic has endured different transitions and audiences for many decades. But it seems that there is no stopping PUMA’s most iconic sneaker from reinventing itself with numerous colorways, new materials, and collaborations introduced in the past decade.

PUMA Suede Classic Culture Surf sole

But looking back at its 50 years of existence, the PUMA Suede was first introduced at the Olympics. Olympic sprinter Tommie Smith wore the iconic shoe at the podium of the 1968 Olympics in Mexico after winning gold in the 200-meter competition.

PUMA Suede Classic Culture Surf laces

From being a favorite basketball shoe in the 1970s, the PUMA Clyde was called again the PUMA Suede in the late 1980s and has soon taken a new audience from athletes, rock music icons to hip-hop stars.

The simple to clean silhouette and vintage looks appealed so much to the street style and hip-hop generation that has stuck until now becoming one of the iconic sneakers of all time.

PUMA Suede Classic Culture Surf collar

Now close to 50 years since its first release, the German shoe company released the PUMA Suede Classic Culture Surf in 2017 with vibrant colors and Coastal print in the upper.

Facts / Specs

Base model: PUMA Suede Classic
Style: Sporty, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: PUMA Suede
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Leather, Rubber Sole

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Danny McLoughlin

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