11 users: 4.5 / 5
Base model: Puma Suede Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Basket

Verdict from 9.3 hours of research from the internet

7 reasons to buy

  • The Puma Suede Shimmer sneakers fit true to size, according to most reviewers. 
  • This shoe from the Formstrip brand is highly-rated for its unparalleled comfort. 
  • The Puma Suede Shimmer women’s sneakers are affordable. 
  • This shoe offers moderate arch support, according to several buyers. 
  • Many buyers were pleased with the classic styling of this Puma Suede shoe. 
  • Some reviewers commented that this shoe is great for women of all ages. 
  • A few wearers reported that this shoe still offers enough wiggle room for their toes. 

1 reasons not to buy

  • Color options for the Puma Suede Shimmer are limited.  

Bottom line

Puma updated its legendary Puma Suede silhouette with a shimmer design detail on the leather vamp through the Puma Suede Shimmer sneakers. Released exclusively in women’s sizing, the Suede Shimmer impressed female reviewers with its classic styling with a modern and feminine twist that still delivers in terms of comfort, the right fit, and affordability.

Despite its limited colorways, the Puma Suede Shimmer managed to follow the success of the Suede Classic with the high number of positive ratings and recommendations it gathered. 

Based on the iconic Puma Suede Classic from 1968, the Puma Suede Shimmer flaunts a basketball-inspired silhouette in a low-top construction with a traditional lace closure system. While the original Puma Suede Classic comes in men’s and women’s sizing, this Shimmer rendition is only available in women’s sizing which ranges from US 5.5 to 10 in B Medium (Standard) width. 

Overall support and hold are excellent considering the classic Suede DNA as its core model combined with a durable suede upper with sufficient leather reinforcements on the sides and heel. 

The Puma Suede Shimmer sneakers are a fusion of classic basketball-turned-lifestyle silhouette and feminine-inspired design upgrade. While it maintained the core features of the Puma Suede Classic shoes such as the suede upper, full lace closure, low-top profile, and rubber sole, it also radiates feminine vibes with its shimmered leather vamp. 

Dropped in fresh colorways including Bridal Rose-Puma White and Puma Black-Puma White, this Jumping Cat sneaker promised versatility as with the other Suede renditions. Pick the pink one (Bridal Rose colorway) if you're up for a chic girly outfit, or the black pair if you prefer a classic-with-a-twist kind better. 

The Puma Suede Collection is so extensive such that it consists of classic Puma Suede versions with different design elements and flair, and, thus, cater to a variety of audiences. 

This Shimmer edition may look like the usual Suede that most of us are too familiar with as it features a smooth, soft, and buttery suede upper in a low-top and lace-up basketball-inspired silhouette. But this shoe is a lot more than that. 

The Puma Suede Shimmer sneakers are a feminine update to the 1968 hoop shoe turned lifestyle sneaker model. Exclusive for the ladies, the shoe features shimmer leather design details on the vamp that adds a bit of shine, sparkles, and a touch of ladylike flair.

Puma, a top sneaker brand founded by Rudolf Dassler, made a name in the industry with the help of its iconic shoe models. These shoes not only caused massive sales for the brand, but also impact and influence in the history of footwear, sports, music, and fashion. 

One of these shoes from the Formstrip brand is the Puma Suede, a basketball shoe that eventually turned into a lifestyle model. It was first created in 1968 as a revolutionary model that utilizes suede as upper material. It made appearances in the famous 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute, during the popularity of hip-hop and breakdance culture, in various skate parks, and on the streets across the globe. 

Today, the Puma Suede's popularity continues to rise above even the latest and contemporary sneaker models. The classic suede and rubber sole combo have grown into a full collection of Puma Suede variations for men, women, and kids. 

  Introducing the Puma Suede Shimmer 

Part of the many modern-day reinterpretations of the Puma Suede Classic silhouette is the Puma Suede Shimmer. It features a classic Puma Suede tooling and updated with design details to suit the female sneaker market since it is exclusively made in women’s sizing. Its vamp features shimmer leather details hence the “Shimmer” in the name. 

  • The Puma Suede Shimmer features textured rubber tooling at the midsole, rubber outsole for grip, and soft flat laces.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.