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.
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Fit & Sizing
The Puma Vista is offered in both men’s and women’s sizes. The shoe features a comfortable slip-on sock structure with SoftFoam for a flexible fit and superior cushioning, with a lace closure to securely lock the foot in it.
Puma Vista sneakers inherit the styles of the brand’s timeless silhouettes, showing the Puma Formstrip with pride. Based on that alone, it is almost a given that this classic suede-ish low-top goes well with quite a wide range of clothing. Be it casual or athletic, a pair of Puma Vistas can easily flow with joggers, jeans, chinos, and shorts, topped with mostly any type of tees.
Many purchasers loved the four retro-inspired colorways of the Puma Vista: the Cordovan / White / Silver / Gray, Peacoat / Puma White / Red, Olivine / Puma White / Elm, and Black / White / Charcoal Gray. All colorways win along with today’s uprising of retro looks.
The Puma Vista has on its sides bold synthetic leather Formstrips for a classic Puma look. The suede upper, though soft and lightweight, is reinforced with durable leather panels. The heel piece draws attention as it has a layered open-air mesh play, which makes the Puma Vista more breathable. Both the collar and tongue are well padded for comfort.
One of which was Puma, founded by Rudolf “Rudi” Dassler in 1948. That same year, Puma released their first shoe called the Atom, a relatively high-top soccer shoe. In 1950, West Germany’s Herbert Burdenski wore a pair of Atoms when he scored the first postwar goal, sealing their victory against Switzerland.
That historic goal immediately catapulted the Puma brand to elite status. In 1952, Puma followed up with the Super Atom, the world’s first soccer cleat with screw-in studs. The Super Atom also featured the first Puma logo: the Dassler stripes joined into one, the Puma jumping into the letter D. All this marked the beginning of Puma’s highly successful and prolific heritage.
1958 was another big year, as Puma introduced their trademark logo. The following year, Puma’s ever-iconic Formstrip appeared. Such symbols were embedded on the shoes that helped runners and athletes break world records.
Along the way, some Puma shoes were banned from competitions, and the athletes wearing the shoes had their world records withdrawn. A leading shoe brand even asked the Olympic officials to ban the shoes, deeming them to be dangerous in the field.
Successful in athletics, Puma moved forward and stormed the fashion and lifestyle section as well. For their releases, Puma took inspiration from their classic releases, such as the Suede, Turin, and Whirlwind.
The Puma Vista, one of the brand’s latest drops, is a result of such inspiration, bearing the vintage 1970s look, but with a modern sensibility.
- The shoe has a lightweight EVA midsole for better cushioning.
- The midsole is dual-toned, giving the shoe a more stylish look.
- The toe box is rounded for extra wiggle room.