We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Puma TSUGI Shinsei Cubism's design is unprecedented and considered to be stylish by most purchasers.
  • It is offered in two neutral colorways.
  • The shoe's materials are deemed to be of excellent quality, according to most reviewers' opinions.
  • Comfortable is frequently used in describing this pair.
  • It is very lightweight.
  • Some use it for walking, light running and working out in the gym
  • A few wearers were delighted that they receive compliments every time they opt for this kick.
  • Several buyers think that this sneaker has excellent value for money.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer mentioned how the sneaker’s flat insole lack support for his high arched feet.
  • Most consumers said it ran bigger than usual and recommended going half a size down.

Bottom line

Like its older brother, the Puma TSUGI Shinsei, the Cubism edition’s main selling point is its unique, futuristic design. It exudes an eye-catching style and although not everyone is into it, it could add a stylish focal point to a rather boring ensemble and could help you stand out.

Moreover, the shoe’s streamlined silhouette is decked out with detailed design elements such as side lace system and texturized midsoles that elevate its overall aesthetic. Apart from its unprecedented good looks, its superb comfort and quality are some of the deciding factors for users.


The Puma TSUGI Shinsei Cubism is a unisex shoe that is offered in men’s sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 7 to 14 while ladies should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. Most users recommended going half a size down as it runs bigger than normal shoe sizes.

A part of the lifestyle sneaker collection of Puma, this kick's futuristic design exudes a minimalistic style that is decked out with stylish details. The contrast of textures between different materials combined with its unique side lacing system and texturized midsole design offer a one of a kind style that could add oomph to any casual ensemble. Pair it with joggers and a crewneck sweatshirt for the ultimate athleisure look while the ladies can match it with shorts, skirts, and shirtdresses for a more feminine outfit.

The pair's unique side lace closure is its most outstanding feature that would probably be the first thing anyone will notice. Its knit upper with premium overlays offers a stylishly multi-texture design that enhances the overall look. The shoe's tri-color geometric midsole design with a pop of color breaks its almost monotonous tone. Lastly, a supportive heel gore strap helps keep the feet in place and serve as a stylish detail at the same time.

Puma has been on top of the shoe game when it came to innovative designs. From the Velcro-strapped shoe in 1968 to ditching shoelaces with the Puma Disc in 1991, Puma has always been a trailblazer in the sneaker design realm.

In 2017, Puma once again ups the ante by introducing a pair that combines German and Japanese technology and influence called the Puma TSUGI Shinsei. Created by the Puma design team led by Puma Sportstyle creative director Heiko Desens, the shoe aims to reintroduce the brand's footwear in a new and more modern light.

Aptly named, Tsugi means "next" while Shinsei means "rebirth," signifying the vision of growth behind Puma's newest offerings. Not long after, the brand debuted an iteration called the Puma TSUGI Shinsei Cubism that is inspired by the art movement from the early 90s called Cubism that abandoned all rules of perspective. It was released in two colorways both with a pop of color.

  • The Puma TSUGI Shinsei Cubism is available in Medium width.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.