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


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.

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.


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.



Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Quite a lot of reviewers viewed the Puma Vikky Mid SoftFoam as a comfortable and cushioned shoe. Many compared wearing the shoe to like walking on air due to the insole’s memory foam.
  • One person with neuropathy in her left foot said it was hard to find a shoe that would feel good on his feet until the Puma Vikky Mid SoftFoam. Another person said she could wear the casual footwear for hours and her feet still felt good.
  • The fit is perfect and true to size according to most users. One individual wrote that the Vikky Mid SoftFoam has enough room not to squeeze her feet or toes even though she has wide feet.
  • The mid-top shoe has a great mix of colors. Many buyers reported buying more than one or two pairs of the shoe with some of them planning to buy even more colorways in the future.
  • A significant number of purchasers described the mid-cut Puma shoe as stylish and with a cool 80’s vibe. They added that they frequently received compliments and queries from people asking them where they bought the footwear.
  • Several consumers indicated that the cut of the shoe made even big feet look small and pretty.
  • The shoe has good ankle support, a few testers found.
  • The shoe is versatile, some customers noted. They say the Puma Vikky Mid SoftFoam can be dressed up or down and worn for Zumba, squatting, walking, and other physical activities.
  • A couple of people praised the mid-top shoe as being durable, light, made of quality materials, and worth the price.
  • The shoe feels warm and is perfect for “sweater weather,” reported a user.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe needs more arch support, a buyer noted.
  • One person felt that the sole of the shoe is too thin to provide support for high-impact workouts.

Bottom line

The Puma Vikky SoftFoam is one shoe that is packed with a lot of advantages and only a couple of drawbacks. The mid-cut footwear has good ankle support, is comfortable, stylish, and looks good even on wide feet. It can be used for a variety of activities and looks durable. It may lack enough arch support, but the good far outweighs the bad in this shoe.



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Puma Vikky Mid SoftFoam History

The Puma Vikky Mid SoftFoam is an iteration of the classic Puma Vikky, a basketball-inspired silhouette designed exclusively for women. It had a full suede upper, low-cut design, low-profile outsole, and a sassy look that guaranteed instant hit among women. Throughout the years, the Puma Vikky would be released in various versions including leather, canvas, and jersey iterations. It would also be reintroduced as the Puma Vikky SoftFoam.

The Puma Vikky Mid SoftFoam is another iteration of the original. It retains much of the details of the original including the soft suede upper, the SoftFoam insert, and the lace-up closure. It, however, has a mid-cut design which gives it a snug and supportive feel.

Puma Vikky Mid SoftFoam Style

The Vikky Mid Softfoam by Puma has a definite saucy look that would add a certain zest to your outfit. Wear it with skinny jeans, leggings, and yoga pants. For a casual but stylish look, match it with ripped denim shorts, a tee or tank top, and a loose cardigan.

Fit & Sizing

The exclusive for women shoe, Puma Vikky Mid SoftFoam, is available in sizes 5.5 to 11, with half sizes also offered. The shoe’s full lace-up closure gives the shoe a secure but adjustable fit.

Notable Features

The classic mid-top design coupled with the enticing colorways make the Puma Vikky Mid SoftFoam a definite eye-catcher. Add to that its comfortable and cushiony feel and you’ve got one noteworthy footwear.

Additional Info

  • The Puma Vikky Mid SoftFoam weighs approximately 11 oz. per shoe.
  • The casual mid-top has a very flexible rubber outsole.
  • The collar and tongue have padding for comfort.
  • The SoftFoam comfort insert gives the sneaker a great underfoot feel.