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We spent 8.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

12 reasons to buy

  • The Puma Suede Platform has a supple, velvety exterior that can be easily acquired in a bunch of different colorways.
  • The vibrant tones of the actual shoe do not bleed and are as plush as the online images.
  • Aside from the platform iteration of the Puma Vikky, this elevated pump may well be the next best thing behind Rihanna’s Fenty Creepers.
  • The Suede Platform offers an excellent alternative to the Fenty Creepers in a much affordable price range.
  • It has a breathable textile lining that offers a luxurious feel to the skin.
  • Its footbed has tons of cushioning and support that keeps its users comfortable throughout the day.
  • Wide-footed users mentioned that this shoe has a terrific fit.
  • Has an inch-high rubber platform that can withstand prolonged walks.
  • Its creeper silhouette is a delight to women consumers who are looking for that extra boost of height in sneakers.
  • Its ribbed bumper is built with high-abrasion resistant rubber that protects the shoe from scrapes and scours.
  • On the flip side is a hard-wearing outsole.
  • The gum rubber sole in some of the Suede Platform iterations allows users to go a little bit rough on their sneakers as such material is stable and grippy.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer finds this shoe uncomfortable because her toes are touching the edge of the shoe.

Bottom line

Puma captivates the hearts of female consumers by introducing a gracefully chic platform sneaker. Known as an affordable alternative to the highly-fashionable Fenty Creepers, the Puma Suede Platform is garbed in plush furry suede.

The extra height elevates its overall appeal, without posing much discomfort to the feet. Inside this glam shoe, the feet stay comfortable as the lining and insole provide a snug and welcoming environment. Simply put, one can go strutting away with this pumped up sneaker all day while staying stylish and satisfied.

Facts

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A top rated sneaker
A top rated Puma sneaker
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The low-top Puma Suede Platform is made exclusively for the women’s feet which offers a comfortable fit even with its raised sole. It runs true to size and available in sizes ranging from 5.5 to 11 US. It also comes in medium width measurement.

Those who fancy elevated soles for a voguish look and are in for vintage styles may find the high-sole Puma Suede Platform attractive. This versatile sneaker fittingly matches with everyday wear such as turtleneck top with ripped tapered pants, plain tees with high-rise Capri leggings, and fleece sweater with skinny jeans.

Puma Suede Platform low-top sneaker also works well with casual corporate outfits such as tailored coat over cuffed slim pants, leather jacket with a pair of straight pants, mini dresses, and tea-length skirt. The list of wardrobes that blends well with this pair of kicks goes on as it remains timeless even with an elevated sole.

The low-top Puma Suede continues to attract the sneaker-loving population as its velvety cover remains in fashion over several decades. Its most updated form named the Puma Suede Platform has a noticeable resemblance with the Fenty Creepers popularized by Puma’s creative director Rihanna.

Apart from the obvious suede feature, these two designs share an attractive asset which centers on its elevated sole. Its high-abrasion resistant quality extends the lifespan of this shoe. And its style, which gets updated over and over using different suede finishes and tonal colorways, continues to have an appeal to fashion-inclined women consumers.

Those who were born and raised during the 1990s tend to have an instant connection to platform shoes as these pumps, from tolerable to sky-scraping thickness, were so much adored during that time.

After gradually declining its appeal among consumers, thick-soled shoes were seen making waves in the sneaker scene around 2015. That was the year when style juggernaut Rihanna dropped an explosive line of platform sneakers, the Fenty Creepers inspired by Puma’s iconic Puma Suede.

Following the successful release of the elevated Creepers, Puma kept its arsenal loaded and began dropping platform versions of its vintage yet ever-fashionable Puma Suede. Puma started to market Suede Platform varieties, which are made for the women’s feet, in summer of 2016.

With obvious inspiration from Rihanna’s elevated Creepers, the debut release of the raised Suede Platform features striking metallic toe caps surrounded by high-quality suede upper that run up to the tongue. The side panels are stamped with equally eye-catching metallic Puma labeling.

Towards the cold season, Puma unveiled the Elemental Pack with covers done in monochromatic tones. Its brushed napped leather that covers the entire upper come in black, gray, and burgundy colorways that befit the fall season. Its rubber soles and leather Formstrip branding match with the color of the upper.

Puma also came out with pastel-colored Suede Platform Mono Satin, where the upper is primarily made of suede. The satin detailing appears on the Formstrip label that stretches all the way around the midfoot and heel.

The Puma Suede Platform Core is another variation which carries the trademark classic suede upper and creeper silhouette. What makes this unique from the other iterations is the use of gum rubber on its elevated sole.

By looking into the vibrant history of the Puma Suede, consumers will be surprised that its original version dates back to 1968. The initial release of this shoe was for basketball that started the trend in using suede to cover the upper as opposed to the more common canvas and leather material.

Since the beginning, the Puma Suede has a rounded, sleek contour that goes with a sturdy, rubber sole. Puma recreated this suede shoe for basketball legend Walter Clyde” Frazier five years later, giving birth to another classic silhouette called the Puma Clyde.

  • The chunky cupsole bottom of the Puma Suede Platform cushions and literally cups” the foot. It provides heel and arch support acting as a thick barrier between the foot and the ground.
  • The thickness of its sole is 1.5 inches.
  • Puma Formstrip is stitched on both sides of the shoe.
  • Puma Suede callout is on the lateral side.
  • Puma logo appears on the tongue.
  • A jumping Cat logo is printed on the heel.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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