Facts

  • Top
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $100
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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Summary

We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Majority of buyers find the Puma Tsugi Shinsei extremely comfortable.
  • Lightweight materials make this a comfortable sneaker for any activity, say most observers.
  • Many reviewers praised the style and look of these trainers as they look good in the gym or on the streets.
  • Some users praised the super soft and stretchy EvoKnit material that feels like wearing an actual sock.
  • Several online reviewers claimed they get value for money with quality materials like EvoKnit and Ignite Foam.
  • Affordable pricing of $100 per pair for a stylish shoe with premium materials are enough to convince people to buy the Puma Tsugi Shinsei, according to most customers.
  • Numerous customers left positive reviews on the shoe’s heel wrap and a lacing system that helps maintain perfect fitting.
  • Quite a lot of reviewers like the stretchy material for the upper as they are flexible enough to allow various movements.
  • An online critic liked the futuristic design silhouette and the leather detailing of the sneakers.
  • A few customers observed that shoe construction is solidly supportive and durable.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some commenters claimed the sock-collar can be a little irritating because it rubs the ankle.
  • A couple of bloggers noted that the Puma branding at the heel back is too big and should have been toned down by placing only the Cat logo instead.
  • One critic pointed out that the thin non-removable insole does not really absorb impact or provide cushioning.
  • Shoes ran wide and narrow footers should go a half size down for better fitting.

Bottom line

In terms of design aesthetics, the Puma Tsugi Shinsei is one futuristic looking sneaker that doesn’t scrimp on features from its Ignite foam which provides shock absorption and knitted material for a lightweight and breathable upper.  Aside from this seemingly good technology used in making footwear, Puma shoes have been delivering superior performance, breathable and lightweight materials and good looks that would get everyone’s heads turning. For a very affordable price in a shoe that is packed with the latest innovations and lifestyle chic from Puma, this is certainly a sneaker that is worthy of a place in almost everyone’s shoe rack.

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Puma Tsugi Shinsei History

German footwear manufacturer Puma has long been a game changer in terms of shoe design. From designing the best football spiked shoes in 1948, when it was formally established by Rudolf Dassler, to the time it introduced Velcro-strapped shoes in 1968 and lace-less technology with the Puma Disc in 1991. The brand has always remained on top of innovation.

And what better way to introduce innovative shoes than by combining German and Japanese technology and inspiration for its 2017 shoes. With the introduction of the Puma Tsugi Shinsei, designers, led by Puma Sportstyle creative director Heiko Desens, have created the future of the brand’s sneakers.

The name in itself is a unique ninja-sounding name, Tsugi which means “next” and Shinsei and which means “rebirth,” sparks positive growth and energy to the brand whose recent collaborations with celebrities like Rihanna has resurrected it from being a sports shoe brand into an even popular lifestyle name.

The Puma Tsugi Shinsei is part of the new designs that Puma has capitalized so much since 2015 by not only focusing on making their sneakers as successful casual kicks but also improved them by introducing new material and technology in the designs. Among those innovative materials and technology introduced in this modern sneaker are the Ignite foam, EvoKnit and a breathable mesh upper that really captured the interests of sneaker fans. These innovations have also catapulted the brand into a lifestyle sneaker powerhouse in 2017 with the success of these Sportsyle designs such as the Tsugi Shinsei and the Rihanna-endorsed Fenty line.

Puma Tsugi Shinsei Style

Aesthetically appealing, the Puma Tsugi Shinsei projects a modern sneaker style that is patterned after the cutting edge design and silhouettes popular in Japan.  The sneaker exudes minimalistic color schemes from all-white to all-black designs that are further enhanced by the unique side lacing system.

What is probably noticeable is the edgy lacing system which features structural loops on opposing sides which eventually meet on top to secure the lock.                              

The Puma Tsugi Shinsei shoes have recently become a bestseller for the brand because of endorsements made by singer-songwriter The Weeknd. The endorsement from the Canadian singer also boosted the shoes’ popularity among the younger generation who wanted a hip and fashionable sneaker for both gym training and after gym activities like going to the mall or strolling the streets of the city.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Tsugi Shinsei runs true to size with medium-D or B shoes for men and women’s sizes.  Fitting is secured by a unique lacing system on the lateral side of the shoe. A stretchy heel back strap and sock-like heel wrap were also placed to secure the fit of the shoe.  Available sizes for men range from US size 7.5 to 14 while women’s size range from US size 5.5 to 11.

Notable Features

For an innovative shoe that looks forward to the future of sneakers, The Puma Tsugi Shinsei delivers ultimate comfort and flexibility because of its two notable features. First, the shoe has a proprietary EvoKnit material and mesh upper that keeps the shoe lightweight, flexible and breathable. Second, the shoe features an Ignite Foam which gives energy return aside from offering great comfort and flexibility.

Additional Info

  • Celebrities spotted wearing the Puma Tsugi Shinsei include American rapper Dave East.
  • Several collaborations were made by Puma for the Tsugi Shinsei with retailers Kith and Staple.
  • The shoe brand has also released last July 2017 a Puma Tsugi Shinsei 90s pack which involved designs in flashy and vibrant colors for the summer.
  • Other variations of the Puma Tsugi Shinsei includes Puma Tsugi Shinsei Raw with more knitted material on the upper and Puma Tsugi Shinsei Nido with more leather overlays than the original.
  • Puma collaborated with Canadian musician The Weeknd and the result of this partnership is The Weeknd x Puma Tsugi Shinsei Nido which has more leather overlays in blue and red colors.
  • The side lacing system effectively combines with the flexible heel wrap for adequate support and hold.