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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Puma Suede Classic Embossed History
Introduced in the Summer Olympics in Mexico in 1968, the Puma Suede was intended as a running shoe. Sprinter Tommie Smith first wore the classic suede model in the podium after winning the gold medal in the 200-meter sprint.
The first Puma Suede trainer came out in a smooth silhouette of suede and rubber that is a difference from shoe models released at that time. It had a durable sole yet very light to the feet that is ideal for training and running.
But what made Puma Suede extremely popular was when New York Knicks top player Walt “Clyde” Frazier brought this iconic shoe into the spotlight. Before it was even branded as Puma Suede, the favorite sneaker was called the Puma Clyde in honor of the basketball star.
Bringing his signature moves and incredible steals on the court, the Puma Clyde was placed on the pedestal as a court favorite. When the design’s popularity on the court dissipated, Puma reconfigured the shoe making them even lighter and broader for that street style casual sneaker everyone loves today.
With alternating Formstrips, the shoe became a classic favorite for sneaker fans wanting a low maintenance shoe perfect for everyday use. As the great low top sneaker transitioned from the basketball court into a casual lifestyle kick, it was eventually called the Puma Suede aimed at a new audience of hip-hop fans, rockers, and the generation of the 1980s to the 1990s.
Puma also began tweaking the design with new colorways to make the iconic sneaker standout with the younger customers. Among the design iterations for the retro sneakers is the Puma Suede classic Embossed with smoother nubuck and suede leather materials with an embossed Formstrip. With thicker materials, the shoe becomes a plushier version ideal for the fall and winter seasons when the cold weather necessitates a cozier sole to keep warm.
Puma Suede Classic Embossed Style
The release of the Puma Suede Classic Embossed is a beautiful remake of the classic design. It makes this casual sneaker a little bit warmer looking and inviting with its plush feel on the outside as opposed to its all leather finish in its OG form.
The embossed reiteration of the classic Puma Suede is best worn with jeans and shorts as it blends well with a variety of clothes with its muted colorways coming mostly in neutral tones. The result is a versatile sneaker one can casually don at work and after work activities.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma Suede Classic Embossed runs true to size and comes in medium width D or B for men and women. The size range starts at US size 6 to 14 for men and size 4 to 11 for women.
The classic silhouette of the Puma Suede rekindles every sneaker fan’s love for the lightweight vintage kick and this probably its most striking feature. This nostalgic appeal is further enhanced by the embossed Puma Formstrip, durable rubber outsole and leather finish giving it a premium look.
- The Puma Suede Classic Embossed has a metallic foil branding on the lateral side, a Puma logo label detailing at the tongue and a signature cat logo at the back heel.
- Celebrities spotted wearing the Puma Suede Classic Embossed include Gigi Hadid, Puma ambassador Rihanna, and singer Chris Brown.