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
The Puma Suede Classic Sock is a men’s shoe offered from size 4 to 15, with half sizes ranging from 4.5 to 12.5, in Medium width. The added knit sock construction hugs the ankle for added support and protection, while the traditional lace-up closure in flat tonal laces offers a snug fit and feel to the foot. On the back part of the sock collar is a discrete loop tab, which helps in easy on/off wearing of the shoe. Considering the Suede Classic’s basketball shoe DNA, this shoe has a pretty decent overall hold and support.
Puma Suede Classic Sock Style
Puma’s Hall of Famer Suede Classic received an unusual makeover through the Puma Suede Classic Sock. As the name suggests, a knit sock construction with a ribbed collar is added to the classic look of the Suede silhouette for a whole new look. The rest of the upper preserves the classic’s suede material and tooling, including the tonal flat laces with dotted details. Released in multiple colorways, the Puma Suede Classic Sock boasts a monochromatic look from upper to the sole unit for a look that suits a wide array of outfit.
The Puma Suede Classic is already a noteworthy shoe as it has always been, but this particular version further steps up the game. The new knit sock construction with a ribbed collar is a game-changer for it adds to the shoe’s overall style, function, and comfort. It results to a new shoe model that has a classic look of the Puma Suede mixed with a modern update.
Other notable features are the textured rubber midsole and a ribbed toe bumper for increased durability, which were borrowed elements from the original Puma Suede silhouette.
Puma Suede Classic Sock History
Originally released in 1968, the Puma Suede is a shoe that tells stories across generations about fashion and sports beyond its iconic look. It was the shoe worn by Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute. It was a favorite by basketball players in the ‘70s, and by b-boys in the ‘80s. It eventually reached the global market, and since then seen on everyone not just on the court, but as part of the hip-hop culture as well. Today, the Puma Suede remains relevant as a then-basketball shoe that made its way into the lifestyle sneakers category.
Over the years, the Puma Suede has been receiving numerous Suede iterations with varying material upgrades and collaborations. The Puma Suede Classic Sock is one of those. Like the original Suede, this version bears the iconic rich suede upper that sits atop a textured midsole with a ribbed toe bumper and rubber outsole. It also has the signature “Puma Suede” emblem and the Puma Formstrip on the sides. The significant difference, however, is the inclusion of a knit sock construction with a ribbed collar for an added oomph and a new look to the classic kick.
- The Puma Suede Classic Sock features soft textile lining for supplementary in-shoe comfort. The rubber outsole provides great traction.
- Displayed on the heel is the Puma Jumpman logo. On the side panel is the Puma Suede emblem, while on the bottom part of the heel is the plain Puma text branding.
- Visible alongside the Puma Formstrip reinforcement on the sides are perforations for breathability.