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.
Puma Suede Classic Seoul History
In 1968, Puma released a low-top basketball shoe different from the typical leather and canvas hoop kicks prevalent during that time – a suede shoe called officially as the Puma Suede. It was such a revolutionary move that drove the Puma Suede model into the spotlight from one generation to the next.
Over the years, the Suede managed to reach a level of popularity that made it a favorite pair of shoe even outside basketball courts. Before it slowly transitioned into being a casual kick it is today, the Puma Suede played a vital role in the hip-hop subculture, particularly in the breakdancing community, during the ‘90s. Because of its attractive colors, durable materials, and grippy and thick rubber outsole, it became a staple shoe used in breakdancing.
In 2018, Puma celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Suede. As part of the celebration, the brand released the Puma Suede 50 Breakdancing Cities Pack which includes four distinct colorways of the Suede on January 4, 2018. Each colorway represents four of the most influential breakdancing cities in the world – New York, Paris, Berlin, and Seoul.
The Puma Suede Classic Seoul comes in birch color with thick laces, a lace lock, thick white midsole, and Seoul-inspired embossed details on the upper. Like the other three shoes in the pack, this shoe comes with a matching T-shirt.
Puma Suede Classic Seoul Style
Unlike the other three Puma iterations in the Puma Suede 50 Breakdancing Cities Pack, the Puma Suede Classic Seoul has the least striking color. The plush suede upper comes in birch with three sets of laces in white, tonal birch, and blue color options. Although designed as part of the Suede’s 50th Anniversary celebration, this iteration still manages to exhibit the classic Puma aesthetic that is versatile, timeless, and stylish. Perfect for casual day-to-day activities, the shoe can be paired with shorts or jeans.
Fit & sizing
The Puma Suede Classic Seoul is a unisex shoe model in men’s sizes that range from 4 to 14, including half sizes, in D Medium width. Women are advised to get 1.5 to 2 sizes smaller than their regular sizes for an accurate fit.
Like other Suede iterations, the Suede Classic Seoul is known best for its comfortable and supportive fit and feel. A secure and lockdown fit is made possible by the lace-up closure that comes with fat laces, a tongue loop, and a lace lock. The low-top construction permits a non-restrictive foot movement without sacrificing support.
The Puma Suede Classic Seoul released as part of the Suede 50 Breakdancing Cities Pack as celebration of the iconic shoe model’s 50th anniversary. Like the other three shoes in the pack, this one received an upgraded façade while maintaining the heritage of the classic Suede loved since the ‘60s.
This shoe’s plush suede upper is dressed in birch color with Seoul-inspired embossed design as a nod to the city’s breakdancing roots. It also comes with three sets of fat laces (birch, white, and blue) completed with a gold Puma lace lock for that authentic breakdancing vibe.
- The Puma Suede Classic Seoul comes with a commemorative Puma Suede 50th Anniversary box and a matching T-shirt.
- Puma brandings in a metallic gold finish are on the heel and lateral side. On the tongue is a huge Puma branding logo with the number "50."
- The white midsole is textured and has stitching details for enhanced durability.
- The white rubber outsole provides grip and traction.