Summary

We spent 7.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Some purchasers gladly reported that they are impressed with the outstanding quality of the Puma Vikky Platform Ribbon.
  • Many reviewers stated that they got lots of compliments because of this stylish Puma kick.
  • Several buyers liked the stylish look of this shoe that fits most of their outfits.
  • Perceived by a few reviewers as a beautiful accent to the shoe's overall style is the wide ribbon shoelaces.
  • The Puma Vikky Platform Ribbon comes with an affordable price point.
  • One pleased reviewer highlighted that this platform low-top shoe is well padded.
  • Many reviewers were surprised that this shoe is lightweight despite its extra height.

4 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer was disappointed that the insoles of the Puma Vikky Platform Ribbon are somewhat puffy and cause a bit of discomfort with or without socks.
  • For some reviewers, their only complaint was that the ribbon laces are slippery and hard to tie. They also tend to untie easily, thus requiring several times of retying.
  • Several wearers said that this shoe slips off at the heel and causes calf pain when walking long distances.
  • Many reviewers complained of the narrow-fitting toe box of this shoe.

Bottom line

The Puma Vikky Platform Ribbon is one of the many versions of the classic women-exclusive Vikky model. Its one-of-a-kind look captured the attention of many buyers, primarily because of its platform sole and wide ribbon laces. Although the ribbons are a beautiful accent and an exceptional aesthetic feature, they somehow fail functionally and convenience-wise as buyers find them difficult to tie.

The fit is also a disappointment for most, as this shoe fits narrow in the toe box but slips off at the heel. One surprising thing worth noting, though, is that this shoe is light despite its bulky exterior.

Facts

Base model: Puma Vikky Platform
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Vikky
Price: $75
Colorways: Blue, Multi, Pink
Special editions: 3 special editions
Size
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The Puma Vikky Platform Ribbon is a women-exclusive model in a low-top construction and a platform sole for added height. Although the lace-up closure system comes with a ribbon material, it can still be customizable for a secure and snug fit on foot. The hold and support are adequate because of Vikky's basketball shoe roots. The in-shoe fit is cushy and extra comfortable, thanks to the padded tongue and collar and Soft Foam Comfort inserts. Sizes available for this shoe are from 5 to 12 in B Medium width.

Forget about minimal-looking or simple kicks and get adventurous with the Puma Vikky Platform Ribbon low-tops. Combining premium suede finish, a 1-inch platform sole, and ribbon laces accent all in a shoe is the perfect formula for a feminine and fashion-forward lifestyle sneaker that indeed makes a statement or, at least, turns heads. Wear it with dresses for a head-to-toe girly-meets-sporty flair, or with simple ensembles to make it the highlight of your outfit.

Presenting a remarkable flair for the adventurous and stylish, the Puma Vikky Platform Ribbon is a kind of shoe that one can quickly recognize. One noteworthy feature is the platform sole made of rubber that delivers an added height to the wearers while keeping the kick durable, supportive, and grippy. Another is the thick ribbon shoelaces, which is undoubtedly this shoe’s highlight as it adds a sense of uniqueness to the silhouette’s flair.

One of Puma’s front liners in the women’s lifestyle sneaker category is the Puma Vikky lineup. The Vikky is undoubtedly a classic - an icon perhaps, having been significantly present in the market for decades already. It was designed exclusively for women and inspired by a basketball shoe.

Since it released, the Vikky has not been showing any sign of stopping as it continues being a highly acclaimed Puma shoe to this day with its numerous colorways, material upgrades, and versions. In the recent time even, Puma reintroduced it as the Puma Vikky Soft Foam with added Soft Foam Comfort Inserts for improved comfort and added anti-odor coating feature.

The Puma Vikky Platform is one of Puma’s entries to the platform sneakers trend along with another crowd favorite, the Puma Fenty Creepers. It took the upper of the Vikky silhouette and placed it on top of a thick sole that adds an inch of height to the wearers.

To make things even more interesting, Puma further reinvents the Vikky in a platform version and replaced its traditional laces with wide ribbon laces for a more feminine yet attention-grabbing and unique style of the Vikky Platform. Such shoe released officially as the Puma Vikky Platform Ribbon. Some colorways are made of suede upper, while others are of leather material.

  • Puma brandings in a gold foil finish are on the tongue, heel, and side panels. The Puma Formstrips on the sides, on the other hand, is debossed.
  • The platform midsole features textured patterns on the toe bumper area.
  • The eyelets are of metal materials for increased durability.

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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.

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