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  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $100
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Puma Suede Platform Core History

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. In no time, it transcended into the world of fashion and became the go-to shoe for b-boys, creative artists and punk rockers.

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.

Puma Suede Platform Core Style

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.

Fit & Sizing

Its suede upper that fits average to wide feet offers ample toe space as well as sufficient support. Made for women, it is available in sizes 4-12.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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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