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Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Suede
Price: $75
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The Puma Suede Paint Splat is offered in men’s sizes only. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 7 to 13 while the ladies who want to cop can go 1.5 sizes down from their usual size. It is available in D – Medium width.

The Puma Suede Paint Splat retains its predecessor’s low-top silhouette, which makes it easy to dress. Mix and match with everyday staples like shorts, jean, joggers, or skirts or go for a more polished but fun look with chinos for men or dresses for women.

Also, the pair’s upgraded paint splatter print could add stylish points to your casual ensemble.

The shoe features a textile lining and cushioned sockliner for in-step comfort and cushioning. Both the collar and tongue are padded for added comfort around the ankle. It retains its iconic fat laces for that classic 80s appeal.

Initially launched in 1968, the Puma Suede was manufactured as a basketball shoe. It was considered to be a cutting-edge pair as it strayed from the usual canvas and leather-based shoe of those times.

It made its first compelling moment after two young African-American athletes won medals after winning in the 1968 Olympics wearing Puma Cleats. They stood shoeless on a platform with their hands balled into a fist and the other holding Puma Suedes. The athletes did this to show support for human rights during that time, which is now known as “The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute.” This event cemented the Puma Suede’s significance or, at least, participation in societal issues.

In 1973, the shoe was endorsed by basketball legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier who was known for his top-notch style. He was nicknamed “Clyde” as he was usually seen rocking outfits that resembled the famous character in the 1967 film “Bonnie and Clyde.” People wanted to have a slice of his exceptional taste in fashion, which made them purchase the Puma Suede shoe he is endorsing. This, again, secured the pair’s place in the fashion category.

In the 80s, the Puma Suede’s thick sole and stylish look made its way to the emerging hip-hop and breakdancing communities during that time. B-boys said that its thick sole was perfect for doing breaks and poses, while its style resonated with the entire urban culture. 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 Puma Suede reinterpretations.

One of these is the Puma Suede Paint Splat. It was released in 2015 when Jackson Pollock’s distinct style in painting was very famous. The brand did their version and decided to put it on the Suede. The shoe is available in different color iterations.

  • Some call it the “Puma Suede Classic Paint Splatter.”
  • It is available in a pack called the “Puma Suede Classic Allover Splatter Pack,” which includes two colorways.
  • A metallic splatter version is also available on the market.

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