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Collection: Puma Tsugi
Colorways: Black / Purple / White

Verdict from 9.6 hours of research from the internet

9 reasons to buy

  • Majority of female wearers find them easy to put on as the shoes have an elastic sock-like upper that adapts well to the contours of the feet.
  • Numerous reviewers noted that the Puma TSUGI Apex Jewel shoes are “wide feet friendly.”
  • A significant number of wearers attest to the sneaker’s comfortable feel brought about by the Ignite Foam midsole.
  • Some observed that the metallic accents make the shoes look premium and expensive.
  • Some reported that they would get compliments for wearing the sneaker.
  • Some buyers say they bought a pair because it is available in various monochromatic colorways.
  • The shoe has a sporty, versatile, and stylish design perfect for everyday casual wear.
  • A good number of people gave positive remarks on the budget-friendly pricing of the shoes.
  • A few were happy to note that the knit material in the upper is breathable. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • Quite a lot of complaints focused on the larger size of the Puma TSUGI Apex Jewel sneakers. Some advised wearers to go a half size down especially those with narrow feet.
  • A few commenters criticized its lack of arch support which results in some discomfort for those with plantar fasciitis.
  • One buyer posted a negative critique on the white colorway as it stains easily and could be difficult to clean.

Bottom line

The reasonably priced Puma TSUGI Apex Jewel sneakers are equipped with modern comfort one could ask in a women’s sneaker. The shoes are geared for high-performance style for the ladies who want stylish Puma kicks with a little bit of metallic shine.

The upper composed of breathable knit with sock-like construction has interiors that promise superb cushioning in the footbed. While some wearers criticized its lack of arch support, the comfort coming from the lightweight Ignite Foam cushioning technology delivers maximum energy and the stylish metallic accents are enough reason to take this modern silhouette seriously.

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A part of the Puma TSUGI collection, the Puma Tsugi Apex Jewel also has a sock-like construction that allows wearers to slip on and off the shoe with the aid of the front and rear pull tabs. It also has an innovative shield vamp that serves as eyelets in metallic tones. The women-specific sneakers are available in US size 5.5 to 11. It fits those with narrow to medium feet width. Those with wide feet also slips-on the shoe comfortably as the knitted rib fabric in low-top silhouette comes with a bit of stretch. Men may even wear the women’s sneaker by adding 1.5 to their usual size.

Coming in three neutral colorways that blend with almost any type of casual wear, the Puma Tsugi Apex Jewel in black, for example, is the most saleable with its gold metallic accents in the midsole, customized shield eyelets, back heel, and aglets. The metallic gold accents make the black sneaker version look premium.

Another colorway, the Puma Tsugi Apex Jewel in peppercorn has a grayish hue with a grey metallic midsole. Compared to the black colorway, the Peppercorn version had metallic accents only in the eyelets and midsole. The Puma Tsugi Apex Jewel in white colorway, meantime, has the same aesthetics with metallic accents in the back heel, eyelets, midsole and lace tips or aglets.

Styling the Puma TSUGI Apex sneakers with its sock-like construction are quite a hassle-free task and it is the same for this particular kick. They go well with tees and blouses with jeans and shorts as bottoms. Wear these kicks in the gym or for a grocery run at daytime and head straight to a night-time concert without any glitch.

There is no doubt that the Puma Tsugi Apex Jewel sneaker offers superior comfort. The low-top sneaker with breathable knitted ribbed fabric in the upper and a sock-like construction has a lightweight Ignite Foam cushioning that provides maximum energy return. With a breathable fabric lining, the shoe has a foam cushioned footbed that gives superb interior comfort.

Puma has been a leading footwear manufacturer since it was founded and registered in 1948 by Rudolf Dassler. The German company releases more than a hundred of new designs and iterations each year catering to various sports that include soccer, running, basketball, and racing, among others as well as launching classic-inspired kicks and new lifestyle designs. Retaining its headquarters in the town of Herzogenaurach in Germany, the company currently employs more than 13,000 people and distributes footwear in more than 120 countries.

In the past decade, the German brand has been aggressively updating its footwear portfolio with the successful partnership with music superstar Rihanna as creative director of the Puma Fenty line that started in 2014. In 2018, Puma also partnered with American rapper Jay-Z who was later named as creative director of Puma Basketball in 2018. As part of the modernization of its sneaker designs the company also had collaborations with the likes of Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, and Olympic champion athlete Usain Bolt.

  The Puma TSUGI line

The Puma TSUGI line has been creating quite a buzz since the release of the Puma TSUGI Shinsei in 2015. The brand has been concentrating recently on modern sneaker designs that tap into the latest trends in sneaker technology. The word “tsugi” in Japanese translates as “next” which sets forth a futuristic direction for the sneaker line. To date, many sneaker designs have been part of the Puma TSUGI collection that includes the Puma TSUGI Shinsei, Puma TSUGI Jun, Puma TSUGI NETFIT, and the Puma TSUGI Apex.

A follow-up to the 2017 release of the TSUGI Apex, the women’s Puma TSUGI Apex Jewel shoes take on a metallic midsole accent and a modern approach to designing the TSUGI tooling in an enhanced aesthetic fitted for the athleisure lifestyle. Now with the Puma TSUGI Apex Jewel, its female target wearers are now ready to take on fitness activities and head straight to hang out with friends in bars and clubs with metallic styled kicks.

  • Front and rear pull tabs allow for a quick slip on and off the footwear.
  • An innovative shield vamp in metallic tone allows speed lacing on the sides.
  • The Puma TSUGI Apex Jewel sneaker has a durable rubber outsole for superior grip.
  • An embossed Puma Cat logo is neatly placed in the back heel and attached tongue.
  • Puma Formstrip is placed neatly on the side panel.
  • An elastic band at the forefoot provides flexibility and support to the shoe.

Size and fit

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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.