Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers agreed that the sneakers had an attractive monochrome look, which they described as cute and unique.
  • Several users said that they would buy the Puma Suede Classic Mono Ref Iced again.
  • The dotted shoelaces gave the kicks an added stylish touch, praised some testers. Buyers also liked that the shoe came with two different laces, with one in full color.
  • A few purchasers perceived that the Puma Suede Classic Mono Ref holds up with daily wear. One reviewer added that she wore the sneakers almost every day.
  • Many users found the Puma Suede Classic Mono Ref comfortable.
  • The kicks come in great color options that looked even better in person, commended some buyers.
  • It’s a budget-friendly footwear model.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer complained that the shoe gets dirty really fast.
  • Several online purchasers detected that the sneaker runs small, adding that they had to return the item for a half or one size larger.
  • The Suede Classic Mono Ref Iced looks chunky, observed one commenter.

Bottom line

Since its release in 1968, the Puma Suede shoe has taken its place as an all-around iconic street staple. Now, 50 years on, it still draws many fans with each new release. The Puma Suede Classic Mono Ref Iced pays tribute to the classic silhouette, while at the same time bringing something fresh to the look.

With reflective detailing and a supple suede upper, the kicks are ready for any casual activity. It comes in attractive monochrome colors for a unique appeal, available at a budget-friendly price.

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Good to know

Women’s US sizing is available for the Suede Classic Mono Ref Iced from Puma, ranging from 5.5 to 12. It’s in medium width and generally fits as expected. It should be noted, however, that several online shoppers found the shoes too small and commented that others should go a half size or one size up. An upper made of leather and suede offers sturdy support for the foot, while the low-top design allows the ankle to move freely.

With a monochrome appeal, the low-top Puma Suede Classic Mono Ref Iced looks great with matching shorts or a top. It got that fun yet low-profile vibe that goes well with any casual outfit, especially with pants and skirts. A statement t-shirt and straight pants paired with the kicks could be a go-to outfit for the summer and spring months.

Combining function and style, the Puma Suede Classic Mono Ref Iced has perforations along the side to allow breathability. Puma branding is on the heel near the collar and the tongue in the form of the Puma Cat in silver. Traction is improved with the waffle rubber outsole, which features an “iced” look for an extra stylish flair.

Many would agree that the Puma Suede is one of those classics that look even better as time passes by. It's continuously reinvented, copied, and redesigned, with the original shoe re-released due to retro demand. To sneaker enthusiasts, the Suede just gets better with each new edition.

At the time of its release, the Puma Suede stood out among the leather and canvas shoes worn by everyone on the basketball court. It completely changed the status quo as it offered durability and a lightweight feel at the same time.

Soon enough, it became the signature footwear of ‘80s hip-hop stars and b-boys alike. It then became a classic staple in Puma’s shoe catalog, spawning many collaborative releases and new designs. One such version is the Puma Suede Classic Mono Ref Iced, which features reflective accents and dotted shoelaces for an eye-catching flair.

Characteristic Puma Suede details are incorporated on the shoe, yet it has its own interesting take on the classic. A revamped upper features a monochrome look, along with an iced outsole that improves grip for more movement.

  • The collar is padded for added cushioning.
  • Breathable fabric lines the shoe.
  • Cushioning and stability are improved with the optimized outsole.


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