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

9 reasons to buy

  • A majority of those who purchased commend the style of the Puma Suede Classic Elemental.
  • Several of the users like the fresh twist on the colorways.
  • A great number of testers say that these sneakers are comfortable.
  • Most users commend the shoes’ versatility as it can be matched with different outfits.
  • For the quality of the shoe, the price is affordable.
  • A couple of reviewers noted that the sneakers were just what they had expected.
  • One appreciates how easy to wear these sneakers are.
  • One buyer recommends these to anyone who’s on the hunt for a casual and stylish shoe.
  • Some consumers note how easy it is to break in these sneakers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some users say that these sneakers run a size small.
  • One reviewer said that it would be better if there are more colorway choices.

Bottom line

True to its classic style, the Puma Suede Classic Elemental is a no-fuss casual sneaker that is versatile and stylish. For those who already love the Puma Suedes, these sneakers are a great update in terms of style and features. Its flaws can easily be disregarded given its affordable price tag.



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Puma Suede Classic Elemental History

Nearing its 50th-anniversary mark, the Puma Suede was then ahead of its time from its release in 1968. Composed of a rounded silhouette with suede upper and thick rubber outsole, Puma proves its rebellious character as it veers away from the typical canvas and leather-based shoes.

The Suedes climbed a long journey from making a historic statement from “The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute,” to reaching another height of popularity with Clyde Frazier’s endorsement, and proving its versatility by entering the hip-hop and street style scene.

Currently, these sneakers branched into different versions, the Puma Suede Classic Elemental being one of them.

Puma Suede Classic Elemental Style

The Puma Suede Classic Elemental sports the iconic Suede silhouette but gets a few updates with its style and feature. The brand gives a face-lift on its upper by using classic nubuck with soft suede overlays. Its muted and weather-toned colorway suits the cloudy effect of the upper and makes these sneakers stand out. Matched with a semi-transparent rubber outsole, the Suede Classic Elemental keeps things classic with a twist.

Its similarity to the profile of the Suede Classic makes these sneakers quite easy to draw inspiration from in terms of styling.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Suede Classic Elemental is available in men’s sizing ranging from 4-13. Half sizes are available. Generally, it runs true to size. However, there are a few users who suggest ordering a size up for a better fit.

Notable Features

The Puma Suede Classic Elemental dons similar elements to its predecessor, the Suede Classic. Garnering attention from using suede on the upper, the Elemental uses a similar feel proving that it can stand the test of time in terms of wear and style. A soft material is used on the insides of the shoe, making it more comfortable and more luxurious to wear. The insole made up of a molded foam for additional comfort.

Additional Info

  • The Puma Suede Classic has a padded tongue and collar for additional comfort.
  • This sneaker uses a lace-up closure for a more customizable fit.
  • The iconic tonal suede Formstripe is seen on both sides for a more classic feel to this updated sneaker.
  • This is a low top sneaker that allows mobility with more than enough support and hold.