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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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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.
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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.
Fit & Sizing
The women-exclusive Puma Vikky Mid Cord shoes are only offered in the US sizes 5 to 11 for the ladies. The mid-top sneaker with regular flat laces will fit mostly those with narrow to medium feet width, but those with wide feet are advised to go a half size up for more wiggle room and comfort for the toes.
Puma Vikky Mid Cord Style
A women’s exclusive silhouette like the Puma Vikky Mid Cord sneaker is the right kick to wear for those who want to mix sporty fashion with feminine touches. The mid-top sneaker has two colorway options to choose from namely the more feminine Dusty Coral or Pink colorway and the versatile Black colorway. Both colorways display metallic silver Puma Formstrip on the sides.
The Puma Vikky Mid Cord sneakers for women in Dusty Coral or Pink colorway may be styled with skinny pants, dress skirts, ankle-length khaki or chinos, and shorts in pastel tones with uppers that include blouses, tanks, sleeveless shirts, off-shoulders also in lighter tones of pink or white to complete the monochromatic pastel-colored palette. The colorway also is a beautiful option for pastel tone lovers as the light pink tones compliment almost all types of casual wear.
The Puma Vikky Mid Cord in Black colorway, meanwhile, is for those who like practical sneaker choices. The versatility of sneakers with black colorway is unquestionable given that it can blend in with almost anything in the closet whether it is for casual daytime activities or night-time events. The mid-top corduroy shoe is also the perfect kick to rock with clothes for night-time gigs and events as they can complement casual clothing intended for clubbing and partying.
Equipped with Puma’s comfort sockliner called SoftFoam, the Puma Vikky Mid Cord mixes the heritage basketball inspirations of the classic Puma sneaker with modern comfort. The corduroy material used in most of the upper allows for a more breathable sneaker with a softer texture in the top.
Puma Vikky Mid Cord History
German brand Puma has a long list of footwear releases since it was founded in 1948 by Rudolf Dassler. The company releases numerous designs each year catering to various sports that include football, 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 recent years, the brand has been aggressively upgrading its portfolio with the longtime partnership with music superstar Rihanna as creative director of the Puma Fenty line that started in 2014. In 2018, the brand also partnered with the likes of musician and rapper Jay-Z as creative director of the newly resurrected Puma Basketball line which last sponsored NBA player Vince Carter way back in 1998.
The Puma Vikky Mid Cord is a basketball-inspired mid-top sneaker that has a corduroy material in the upper. The women-specific sneaker was launched in 2016 and has seen so many iterations in the past years with changes in cut and materials to vary from each other.
The design inspiration for the Puma Vikky is the favorite basketball-inspired sneaker called the Puma Clyde. To make the sneaker fitted for the needs of its female audience, it was transformed into a narrower and slimmer profile retaining the all-suede upper. Like other classic designs from Puma, it was given quite a lot of makeovers in the past years that yielded designs like the Puma Vikky Canvas, Puma Vikky Ribbon, Puma Vikky Leopard, and Puma Vikky SoftFoam. It was also launched with a corduroy upper in a mid-top iteration called the Puma Vikky Mid Cord sneaker that retains the plush interiors for a comfortable classic shoe offering
- Metallic silver Puma Formstrip is stitched on the side panels.
- Puma signature cat logo details are found on the tongue, side panels, back heel, insoles, outsoles, and back heel.
- Thickly padded collar and tongue give extra comfort and protection in the ankle area.
- White durable rubber outsole provides traction.