Who should buy the Puma Whirlwind Classic

This classic Puma sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a sneaker that brings nostalgic appeal with high-quality features
  • You want a shoe with vintage looks and excellent 1980s features

Puma Whirlwind Classic Logo

Style of the Puma Whirlwind Classic

Inspired by its early designs like the Speeder and Easy Rider, the Puma Whirlwind Classic’s retro look takes every user back to the 1980s. This running sneaker’s re-issue retains the style of the original but its use is more of a lifestyle sneaker than a running shoe.

Puma Whirlwind Classic Midsole

Stylish colors have also made this a fashion staple for many sneaker fans that are into retro fashion. With its stunning 1980s style, its comeback is definitely a welcome addition and a strong competition to the retro sneakers being resurrected by other brands. Finishing its retro appeal is a Puma #1 logo on the tongue that gives the wearer a badge of the 1980s glam and style that Puma has been known for.

Puma Whirlwind Classic Toebox

Notable Features

The nostalgia behind wearing this classic 1980s sneaker is probably the main reason why people are buying the Puma Whirlwind Classic. The memories of good fitting, durable sole materials and the lightweight midsole cushioning are just some of the reasons why this vintage shoe remains popular among sneaker fans today.

Puma Whirlwind Classic Laces

The superior cushioned midsole and the good grip of the rubber outsole are also among its notable features that are complemented by the good-looking nylon upper and suede overlays with leather detailing in the Puma Formstrip that makes this classic shoe look good in the eye and feel good on foot.

Puma Whirlwind Classic Outsole

History of the Puma Whirlwind Classic

Back to the days when the running lifestyle started to become a craze, with joggers and sweatpants to complete the look, the Puma Whirlwind Classic was released by Puma in 1980. Puma had actually been making similar designs of this sneaker together with its fierce rival Adidas since the 1970s, starting with the German Army Trainers that both companies have been supplying to the army.

Puma Whirlwind Classic Tongue

Then in the 1980s, the Puma Whirlwind Classic became an instant favorite among the running and recreational fitness generation who wanted a reliable sneaker for short runs and gym workouts.

Puma Whirlwind Classic Collar

The most distinct feature of the original Whirlwind Classic was the blending of nylon and suede and the lugged rubber outsole pattern. In 2015, Puma re-issued the Puma Whirlwind Classic from its archives retaining its slim silhouette.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma Classics
Colorways: Grey / Pink / Black / Red / Blue / Orange / White
SKUs: 35129318 / 35129365 / 35129368 / 35129375 / 35129376 / 35129378 / 35129384 / 35129388 / 35129397 / 35129398

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.