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 Foil FS is a unisex shoe that is available in men’s sizes only. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 4 to 14, while the ladies should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. This kick, for the most part, fits true to size but some have found it too narrow for their feet. Fitting it in person should sort this out.
Puma Suede Foil FS Style
The Puma Suede Foil FS’ seamless combination of sporty and luxury resulted to a stylishly unique pair that can elevate any casual outfits. Its low-top design is easy to pair with a multitude of outfits, while the tonal color and gold accents could be the focal point of your look.
This kick's upper is crafted from a leather suede material, which the Puma Suede is known for. The shoe's collar and tongue are both padded for added comfort and cushioning. This model's tonal upper in rich colors and gold trimming are the most distinctive feature of the shoe.
Puma Suede Foil FS History
The Puma Suede was created as a warm-up basketball shoe that was introduced in 1968. The shoe was deemed to be an innovative pair during that time because it is the first shoe to stray away from the usual canvas upper and instead utilized leather suede.
One of the most memorable moments of the Puma Suede that also helped cement its name in sneaker history is when two young African-American athletes won medals in the 1968 Olympics. The two athletes won the competition wearing Puma Cleats, and as they were being awarded, they stood on a platform with only their socks on and one of their hands balled into a fist while the other holding Puma Suedes. The athletes did this as support for human rights during that time, which is known today as "The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute."
A few years later in 1973, Puma got Walt "Clyde" Frazier, a basketball legend, to endorse the Puma Suedes. He received the nickname "Clyde" because he was usually seen rocking outfits that resembled the famous character in the film "Bonnie and Clyde." Frazier was known for his exceptional style, and people wanted to have a slice of his fashion sense, which made them go out and cop a pair of the Puma Suede he was endorsing.
In the 80s, the Puma Suede made its mark in the urban community. The shoe's thick sole and stylish look made its way to the burgeoning hip-hop and breakdancing communities in the 80s. The shoe's ability to appeal in different subcultures is what made it one of the most outstanding footwear.
With the Puma Suede's established reputation in the sneaker world, different artists, designers, and personalities put their personality and creativity on the shoe. Up to today, the brand is still releasing countless reinterpretations of the shoe.
One of these is the Puma Suede Foil FS. This kick features a tonal upper with gold trimming which exudes an overall unique looking shoe. Released in 2016, the shoe retains its classic silhouette and fit as it offers something fresh to the iconic pair's loyal and new fans alike.
- The Puma Suede Foil FS is available in D – Medium width.