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.
Fit & Sizing
Men’s sizes from 7-14 in medium width are available for this model. Although there are no women’s sizes for the Puma Suede Classic Metallic, ladies can still cop these kicks by going 1.5 sizes down. It has a low collar that ensures freedom of ankle movement, while the lace-up system enables the wearer to adjust the tightness. The suede material on the upper delivers durability as well as a firm feel.
Puma Suede Classic Metallic Style
Three metallic colorways were released for the Puma Suede Classic Metallic. They are Puma Black/Puma Silver, Puma Black/Metallic Bronze, and Puma Black/Puma Team Gold. They have monochrome black uppers with metallic details for a contrasting look and a luxurious appeal.
Men can wear these kicks with pants, jeans, joggers or shorts for any occasion, paired with t-shirts, sweatshirts or polo shirts. A denim or sports jacket will elevate the look to a sporty casual vibe. Meanwhile, ladies can wear these shoes with a skirt, dress, leggings, skinny jeans, pants or shorts, together with a t-shirt, blouse or pullover.
The low-top Puma Suede Classic Metallic shoes elevate the original’s classic Suede details with metallic accents on the midsole, eye stay, heel, tongue, and insole. This sneaker honors the original model’s legacy and 50th anniversary, featuring Puma 50 branding on the tongue and insole.
Additional branding details include the Puma Cat on the heel, the Puma Suede callout below the eye stay, and the Puma name embossed on the heel tab. The iconic Puma Formstrip is stitched on the sides. With monochrome black colorways punctuated with silver, bronze or gold accents, this model freshens up the timeless sneaker everyone has come to love.
Puma Suede Classic Metallic History
In its relentless push for progress in style and technology, Puma has managed to create high-performing shoes for a variety of sports. Not only that, but the brand has also touched the lifestyle sneaker category with its line of sought-after classic models. Among the brand's most recognizable shoes is the Puma Suede, and its many variations over the years.
The Puma Suede was made as a basketball shoe, initially released in the 1960s. It immediately garnered attention due to its luxe upper, in contrast with the canvas or leather footwear of the day. As a result, the model readily stood out on the court.
By the 1990s, the Suede had become more than just an athletic shoe. Surging forward, it had taken the streetwear scene by storm. Both the breakdancing and hip-hop communities embraced the sneaker as their own. This was the start of the Puma Suede’s dominance in the casual footwear world.
To keep up with the changing times, Puma has released many editions of the Suede over the years. One such version is the Puma Suede Classic. It retained the narrow tooling and full suede upper of the original. However, it also showcased updated features for a fresh look and feel.
In celebration of the Puma Suede’s 50th anniversary, the brand has released such models as the Puma Suede Classic Metallic. This sneaker iterates the Puma Suede Classic in all black metallic colorways, creating a luxurious appeal. For a timeless look, the original's suede upper and silhouette are retained, complemented by unique accents to pay tribute to the Suede's legacy.
- The cushioned sockliner ensures comfort.
- This model has a textile lining for a well-ventilated feel
- Its first-rate traction is offered by the rubber outsole.
- The rubber midsole delivers additional cushioning and support.
- There’s foam padding on the tongue and collar to offer comfort for the ankle.