We spent 10 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Droves of consumers raved about the simple design of the Puma Suede Classic Pincord because it went well with their wardrobe.
  • The trainer was reasonably priced, said numerous folks.
  • Plenty of buyers noted that the old school aesthetics of this model garnered tons of compliments.
  • According to a good number of owners, this pair of shoes followed the standard measurement scheme of Puma sneakers.
  • A lot of people loved the suppleness of the top material.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Compared to other low-top sneakers from Puma, a significant number of shoppers complained that this version was too narrow at the forefoot.
  • Several users wished that this footgear offered more arch support.
  • Some reviewers were dismayed by the quality of the Puma Suede Classic Pincord because the upper developed holes and the stitching unraveled after a few months of use.
  • The product needed to be broken in because the sole felt a bit stiff, claimed a few testers.

Bottom line

The Puma Suede Classic Pincord’s retro vibes can amplify the style factor of everyday garments. The thick rubber sole unit adds to the old school vibes in this iteration of the Puma Suede Classic. Its soft upper pleased a lot of wearers. Critics were ecstatic that their kicks garnered them compliments.

Though the length of this footwear was satisfactory, the width was deemed too narrow. The arch support was also lacking and the sole unit was considered stiff. But in the end, many fans were satisfied with their purchase because it was also affordable.


Base model: Puma Suede Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Suede
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede
Price: $80
Colorways: Black, Gold
Special editions: 38 special editions
Small True to size Large
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Fit & Sizing

Puma crafted the Suede Classic Pincord as gender-neutral footwear. It is available in men’s US sizing, from 6.5 to 13, including half and full sizes in between. Widthwise, it only comes in D - Medium. Women should note that gentlemen’s trainers are 1.5 sizes bigger. For example, the ladies size 8 is equivalent to this model’s 6.5.

Denim jeans and a crew-neck shirt complement the perennial style of the Puma Suede Classic. The same goes for its corduroy/suede version, the Puma Suede Classic Pincord.

Cuffed or cropped pants or walking shorts allow wearers to draw attention to their kicks. Ladies can also wear this silhouette with dresses and skirts. The plain upper won’t conflict with printed shirts. A new addition to Puma’s low top sneaker collection, layered clothing also works with this model’s slim style.

This unisex sneaker utilizes an upper made of suede, but the vamp and tongue employ corduroy. The contrasting texture of the fabrics amplifies the aesthetics of the Puma Suede Classic Pin Cord. The sole is made of gum rubber which not only adds to its retro style but also protects the underside from impact and abrasion.

The Puma Suede can be traced as far back as the 1960s. It was one of the brand’s most iconic lines that have been used by various types of people, from athletes, trendsetters, and even pop icons. These classic Puma shoes have virtually stayed unchanged over the decades, though the top material has been experimented with to keep up with the changing trends.

The Puma Suede Classic Pin Cord is among the recent releases of the brand for the Puma Suede collection. Updated with a corduroy upper, the brand made sure that its heritage styling is kept intact.

  • The Puma brand and logo are present on the rearfoot, lateral quarter, and tongue of the upper, and also on the outsole.
  • To clean the Puma Suede Classic Pincord, use a dry brush to remove surface dirt while spot-cleaning may remove some stains.


Danny McLoughlin

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