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
Unisex sneakers like the Puma Suede Classic Pop Culture follow the men’s sizing chart, which, in this case, is from US 4.5 to 12, including half and full sizes in between. It is only available in D - Medium width but the midfoot fit can be adjusted with the lacing system. The padded collar prevents accidental shoe removal and also prevents chafing.
Puma Suede Classic Pop Culture Style
The polka dots and diagonal stripes found on the Puma Suede Classis Pop Culture is reminiscent of the Ben Day process of printing comic books popular in the 50s and the 60s. The contrasting color combination and the prints can be highlighted by wearing shorts, skirts, chinos, or cuffed pants. Wearing shirts and jackets in plain color compliment the busy print on the top fabric and the sole unit.
This unisex sneaker features a suede top material in solid black or green color, with polka dotted fabric used in the interior lining and the Formstrip. Parallel lines adorn the wall of the midsole and the laces. As for the outsole, it employs a rubber compound that is hardwearing and grippy.
Puma Suede Classic Pop Culture History
The rivalry between Rudolf and Adi Dassler only intensified when the brothers split up and formed their respective footwear brands in 1948. Rudolf founded Ruda, which was eventually changed to Puma, while Adi formed Adidas. In the 1960s, the war took to the streets as both companies wanted to be king. In the era of leather vs. canvas sneakers, the Puma Suede was introduced as a “velvety alternative” to the brand’s Basket line.
As the model celebrates its semi-centennial, let’s look at one of Puma Suede’s most iconic endorsers, basketball star Waltz Frazier. He was known for his dapper style on-and-off court. He always made it a point to be more stylish than his teammates, so he wore a wide-brimmed hat one time, which earned him teasing from his peers. But the odds were in his favor as the Bonnie & Clyde movie came out a couple of weeks later, making his wide-brimmed hat not so obscure anymore and garnered him the Clyde nickname. The moniker was also used as the name of the Puma Suede he endorsed, the Puma Clydes.
Years after, various variations of the Puma Suede have been introduced. This includes the Classic Pop Culture. With its fun, contrasting patterns, be ready to turn heads as this kick adds a unique pop to any of your casual ensembles.
- The trainer is available in Puma Black/Puma White and Biscay Green/Vibrant Yellow color combinations.
- The Puma Suede tag appears on the lateral quarter while the cat logo appears on the back. The Puma name is also on the tongue and the outsole.
- The number 50 on the tongue represents the 50th anniversary of the Puma Suede.