Verdict from 100+ user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Almost all female Puma fans adore the Suede Platform Core’s silhouette which they often describe as stylish, beautiful and cute.
  • The big rubber sole and the metallic accents give this shoe added charm, according to a few users.
  • This lifestyle sneaker from Puma has gained heaps of praises for its comfy fit and in-shoe feel.
  • The platform sole is just the right height, many have stated.
  • The low-top Puma Suede Platform Core looks excellent dressed up and down in both warm and cold weather. Some added that the shoe gives everyday clothes an edgy look.
  • Based on more than a handful of reviews, this footwear is made of quality suede that is durable and soft to the touch. 
  • Others say that the soles are flexible
  • This shoe is sturdy and supportive, some confirm.
  • Sold with a reasonable price tag, most buyers have expressed satisfaction with their purchase.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Suede Platform Core looks a bit bulky and feels somewhat heavy, others have noticed.
  • Its suede upper and rubber sole get dirty quickly, a few have advised. 
  • The suede’s color also wears out slightly after washing, another buyer has revealed.
  • The shoe’s color does not look the same as its online pictures. One said that the white looks silver while the red looks brighter in person.

Bottom line

A Puma x Rihanna Suede Creeper look-alike, the Puma Suede Platform Core is perceived by many as an affordable Creeper alternative.

Same as the hyped-up Creeper, this widely-released model boasts fashion-forward aesthetics as well as superior comfort, versatility, high-quality and durability. All these minus the high price tag and celebrity endorsement, satisfied purchasers just can't help but share their positive experience with their friends.

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Good to know

Its suede upper that fits average to wide feet offers ample toe space as well as sufficient support. Moving without hindrance can be expected from its low-cut construction. It is available in sizes for women.

Boost your style points in a snap with the low-top Puma Suede Platform Core. A women’s exclusive release, this shoe, regardless of hue, is capable of elevating the look of your everyday tops and bottoms. These include jeans and tees, leggings and oversized sweatshirts as well as t-shirt dresses and skirts.

Its rubber platform soles with ridged-tooling on the toe area and the PUMA Suede” wordmark in metallic gold/silver on the lateral side set this apart from its twin, the Rihanna Suede Creeper. This rendition, though, remains loyal to its predecessor’s silhouette by keeping everything else unchanged.

The Puma Suede, a 1968 basketball sneaker, was launched in a period when leather and canvas invaded the courts. Its unique material was considered game-changing.

From the hardwood court, this unassuming hoop shoe soon became a part of one of Olympics’ most historic moments. Lying alongside shoeless bronze medalists John Carlos and Thomas Smith, the Suede bore witness to the renowned 1968 Black Power Salute.

Five years after, the Puma Suede caught the attention of New York Knicks b-ball legend Walter “Clyde” Frazier. A sneaker named after Frazier soon debuted, and it was the first basketball kicks to be named after a player. Popularly known as the “Clyde,” it was the wider variation of the original Suede. In no time, it transcended into the world of fashion and became the go-to shoe for b-boys, creative artists and punk rockers.

  Rihanna’s Suede Creeper look-alike

The entry of Barbadian songwriter, actress and singer turned fashion designer Robyn Rihanna Fenty, however, helped German brand Puma elevate this sneaker’s classic look into a whole new level. RiRi’s Fenty x Puma collection introduced new footwear designs that perfectly matched women’s picky taste and style. Among the line’s popular models is the Suede Creeper.

Steeply-priced and with a high resale value, average Janes obsessed with its edgy look can’t help but get jealous. Thankfully, Puma, a brand for all, thought it wise to launch a version that does not require sneaker queens to break the bank.

Making a preview in June 2016, the Puma Suede Platform Core looked identical with the popular Rihanna Suede Creeper. Although not as highly-publicized as its celebrity-endorsed counterpart, this shoe remains appealing with its elevated sole, metallic gold/silver accents as well as its attractive price tag.

  • Perforations on the midfoot area of the upper improve the shoe’s breathability.
  • A snug fit is achieved with the help of the lacing system which includes flat laces.
  • Its insoles are not removable.
  • The famous Formstrip” logo is displayed on the lateral and medial side of the shoe.
  • The equally distinguished jumping cat” insignia is displayed on the heel. Additional branding is also placed on the tongue. Both are printed in a metallic hue.


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