Who should buy the Puma Suede Classic+

This pair of Puma Suede sneakers is absolutely your pick if:

  • you need a comfortable daily driver with a classic look
  • you admire the fusion of retro and sporty styles
  • you love the soft appeal of suede sneakers
  • you want a recognizable silhouette that doesn't break the bank

Puma Suede Classic+ logo

Who should not buy this Puma Suede

If you are concerned about the maintenance of suede sneakers and want a Puma sneaker that is a bit less sensitive to wear and tear, consider the Puma Roma or the Puma Clasico Trainers. Both come with a synthetic leather upper.

Retro style of Puma Suede Classic+

The Puma Suede Classic+ retains its retro sporty design that most sneaker fans adore. In the words of a reviewer, it is "a look that will be popular now and many years down the line."

Some also describe the look as very "nostalgic," with some of the comments stating:

  • "like steppin into the 80's"
  • "old school at its best"
  • "a blast from the past"

Puma Suede Classic+ cut

Also, the shoe’s new and brighter colorways could add a splash of color to your rather boring ensemble. One reviewer also mentioned that he couldn't believe how many compliments he had got on the shoes.

The shoe’s low-top silhouette makes it easy to pair with any casual attire as well.

Very versatile in use

This Puma Suede sneaker manages to combine all-day comfort and a classic sneaker appeal. This made the shoe very convenient for many wearers:

  • "sole feels nice and thick under the heel"
  • "padded and comfortable without feeling like I'm walking on an air mattress"

A couple even wore a pair of these Puma Sneakers on their wedding day. As the groom reports: "very special to be able to wear comfortable shoes on your wedding day."

Another reviewer happily reported that these "have been [his] go-to shoe for ages."

A budget-friendly surprise

A good number of buyers couldn't believe how much they got for such a low-priced sneaker. For reference, the average price of sneakers on the market is $110, while the asking price of the Puma Suede Classic+ is only $65. What's more, it is often available at a discount, sometimes with 50% off!

"These Pumas are not those cheaply made ones," claims a reviewer. Having been disappointed with cheap sneakers multiple times before, he was elated with the in-shoe padding, comfort, and the quality of suede on the upper.

Puma Suede Classic+ toebox

On the downside, it is still not the most durable sneaker out there. Wearers have complained about the soft rubber sole wearing out badly and even splitting open across the ball of the foot.

True to size and fits as expected

Most wearers recommend getting the Puma Suede Classic+ in your regular sneaker size. And if you are on the fence, check out the brand's official size chart.

Wide footers should also keep in mind that this silhouette comes with a narrower-than-usual toebox. More than a few people agree that it is tight compared to many other sneakers but, as one reviewer puts it, "not enough to cause any pain."

Some users also say that the shoe gets more comfortable the more you wear it. 

Features of Suede Classic+

The shoe’s upper is crafted from suede material that adds to the shoe’s durability and sturdy construction.

Puma Suede Classic+ fit

Perforation detailing is placed on both sides of the shoe for breathability. Both the tongue and collar are padded for comfort and cushioning.

Puma Suede Classic+ collar and tongue

The pair also comes with two sets of laces of different colors to expand your styling options.

History of Puma Suede Classic+

Puma launched the Suede model in 1968 as a basketball shoe. The shoe made history in the 1968 Olympics as two young athletes stand barefooted beside their Puma Suede as they ball their fists up.

Puma Suede Classic+ stylish

In 1973, a professional basketball player and now legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier endorsed the shoe.

In the 1980s, the Puma Suede was adapted by the breakdancing and hip-hop cultures. The 1990s to 2000s saw a plethora of reinterpretations of the Puma Suede.

Puma Suede Classic+ outsole

The brand released an improved version of the classic dubbed as the Puma Suede Classic+. It is now offered in an abundance of colors.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist, Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Suede
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole
Season: Summer, Spring

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.