Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Nearly all who reviewed Puma TSUGI Apex evoKNIT sneakers said the shoes were comfortable.
  • A few individuals were delighted with how light the sneakers weigh.
  • The Puma TSUGI Apex evoKNIT trainers’ casual athletic chic pleased many buyers for being “stylish without being too flashy.”
  • According to a couple of purchasers, these lifestyle shoes from the Puma brand are versatile. Not only are they good for casual styling, but they also function well for lifting and other light to moderate gym activities.
  • The quality of Puma TSUGI Apex evoKNIT is quite high, some consumers noted.
  • The sneakers hold their shape in the long run, one customer detailed.
  • A handful of people were happy with the price of these kicks.
  • The silhouette provides an ample selection of interesting colorways to choose from.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The sizing of these Puma TSUGI Apex evoKNIT trainers runs too large, many buyers reported.
  • One person complained about the lack of ventilation in the shoes.
  • The sneakers have thin soles and don’t give much support, one consumer stated.

Bottom line

Puma TSUGI Apex evoKNIT shoes are highly comfortable kicks that give back more bang for your buck. They're hardly boring shoes that you’d expect from something that costs so little. These shoes have a striking casual sporty style that you’d be proud to show off. They feel so light that they’d be a nice addition to any summer wardrobe.

The shoes are a little too large, but that’s easily fixed. They also don’t contain much support, but that’s the tradeoff for getting footwear with a sock-like feel.

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Good to know

The TSUGI Apex evoKNIT by Puma is designed for men with sizes ranging from 4.5 to 13 with half sizes offered as well. The measurements reportedly run large by about a half size to a full size according to reviewers.

One of the Puma shoes which have sock-fit collars and lace-up closures, it keeps feet securely locked down. Fitting these kicks is easy courtesy of the pull tabs at the heels.

Another unisex model under the Puma TSUGI lineup, going the street style route is not as hard as you think with these kicks. Below are some outfits we recommend.

Pair Puma TSUGI Apex evoKNIT trainers in the Black/Pearl or Black/Aquifer/Puma White colorway with:

  • blue jeans with turned up bottoms, a white shirt, and a button-up shirt in a light blue or navy hue.
  • Or a black knit turtleneck and grey pants.

Match your Puma TSUGI Apex evoKNITs in the Puma White color scheme with:

  • cuffed jeans, a crisp white button up shirt, and a bomber jacket.
  • Or, dark jeans, a white knit sweater, and a leather biker jacket.

As part of the TSUGI line, Puma’s TSUGI Apex evoKNIT sneakers must, of course, feature advanced tech to cradle your feet in comfort while you step out in fashion. These shoes contain evoKNIT uppers that adjust to the form of the feet and a sock-like design to help you slip the shoes on or off easily. The Ignite tech in the midsoles enhances the shoes’ responsiveness to rides while the padded footbed gives off ample cushioning.

The Puma brand has always been at the forefront of innovation. And the arrival of the TSUGI collection just drove home that fact. For a brand that was already helping athletes track their distance covered and calories burned way back in 1986 by way of a shoe (Puma RS), innovation is nothing new. So it was really no surprise when Puma launched the minimalist but highly advanced Tsugi collection courtesy of the Tsugi Shinsei.

Tsugi in Japanese means “next” and Shinsei means “rebirth.”The coming of the Tsugi range was in line with the brand’s realignment of its priorities as one of the top contenders for the lifestyle shoe market.

The TSUGI collection blends Japanese street-style with German shoe tech know-how. The shoes take their cues from high-fashion style and advanced engineering. Shoes that belong to this collection are infused with Puma’s technology, the Japanese’s sense of style, and knit uppers for comfort.

The TSUGI Shinsei was followed by many more silhouettes including the TSUGI Apex and its evoKNIT counterpart, the TSUGI Apex evoKNIT.

  • Puma TSUGI Apex evoKNIT sneakers contain durable rubber outsoles that provide a flexible range of motion.
  • Other colorways of the silhouette include Peacoat/Turkish Sea/Puma White, Forest Night/Rock Ridge/Puma White, Rock Ridge/Castor Gray/Whisper White, and Pebble/Whisper White/Puma White.
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.