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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Puma Vikky Platform History
The Puma Vikky Platform is an updated version of the Vikky shoe. The silhouette is specifically made for women. The sporty, lifestyle shoe is inspired by the footwear giant’s basketball shoes.
The Vikky Platform was released in a collaboration launch party called “THEY FOLLOW I LEAD” which was hosted by Puma, Ohio-headquartered footwear retailer DSW and lifestyle blog aggregator Bloglovin’. Attendees of the event included bloggers and influencers. The event not only displayed the Puma Vikky Platform shoe but also exhibited other shoes inspired by the Vikky silhouette. Puma gave out sneakers during the event. It was held in November 2016 in New York City. It went available via online retailers the following month.
Puma, originally a brand that focuses on athlete’s footwear needs, has released reiterations of its classics to fit the latest trends. One of those works is the Puma Vikky Platform.
Puma Vikky Platform Style
The shoe has a platform construction topped by a classic suede upper that features a mesh tongue that’s breathable. It keeps the foot fresh with its SoftFoam insert. It’s a shoe that balances feminine appeal and sporty charm. It goes well with trendy styles. The chunky, platform outsole gives a high-rise look. The pair works well with bomber jackets, skinny jeans, capris, tunics, skirts, shorts and other modern outfits. Wearers can complete their spring and summer looks with the Puma Vikky Platform.
Fit & Sizing
The Puma Vikky Platform is a women’s sneaker. Sizes available are from 5.5 to 11. The pair fairly runs true to size. It’s a basketball inspired shoe so the foot is given enough support. The shoe features a lace-up front closure so wearers can adjust to get a snug and secure fit.
Most users are amazed by the comfort of this shoe. The Puma Vikky Platform features a SoftFoam sockliner and according to a few reviewers, it feels like walking on clouds. The plush tongue and collar also contribute to the comfort. Users are also comfortable enough to stand on this shoe even if it has a platform design. According to them, the height is just right and it doesn’t feel like a platform shoe. Since it carries a basketball shoe DNA, it is structured to keep the foot supported.
- The other colorways are combined with a gum sole.
- The ankle collar and tongue are padded.
- The midsole has a platform design.
- The outsole is textured for traction.
- The Puma label can be found on the tongue and the lateral side of the shoe. The Cat logo is at the heel counter. The Puma Formstrip is found on both sides.
- There are perforations near the Formstrip.
- The platform sole is about 1 1/2 inches high.
- The toe part of the rubber platform has a ridged tooling.
- The SoftFoam sockliner can also be found in other Puma Vikky styles. It provides a soft cushioning on each step for a long-hour, step-in comfort.
- The Vikky silhouette is a Puma favorite.
- A Lookbook photo shoot was shot by New York based photographer Joey Cupelli. Bloggers which include Christine Herr of NYC Pretty, Erica Lavelanet of The Fashion Philosophy and Lily Montasser of The Demeler served as models for the project. The shoot was featured on DSW’s online shop.
- The suede upper is accented with patent leather.