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  • Top

    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

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    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.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    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.

  • Price
    $170
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Fit & Sizing

This street-friendly lifestyle sneaker has a textile lining that gives the wearer a nice and comfy fit to it. It’s soft and plush on the inside, and the shoe doesn’t constrict down on the foot.

The Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory low-top is available in men’s sizes, 5 to 12 US, and generally runs true to size. For women who want a pair of the low-top, going down 1.5 a size than their standard or regular size will do the trick.

Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory Style

If being on the go while being fashionable is one’s preference, then the Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory presents the opportunity of being an excellent closet addition to any fashion-forward individual. With a unique silhouette, the styling options for the low-top may seem to constrict, but with a little creative flair, things can change.

The shoes go very well with street style outfits such as joggers and hoodies, tapered jeans with a simple shirt, as well as shorts paired with a long tee. It’s a great all around shoe that delivers a punch in terms of making an impact and catching attention, and with this edition of the Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory, the white and cream colorway indeed does wonders.

Notable Features

Two popular and well-renowned brands collaborating on a shoe is undoubtedly a notable feature in itself. Puma’s expertise in releasing quality and greatly designed shoes paired with BAPE’s penchant for coming up with fantastic streetwear clothing paves the way for superior products and projects.

The Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory fuses together the concept of high-street fashion with sports, creating a lifestyle sneaker to be desired. Made with a premium leather upper, luxury is evident with just one look at the low-top. Mesh underlays add to the overall aesthetic of the shoe while the Trinomic technology that the collaboration shoe’s sole has gives it the Puma factor. Meanwhile, a collaborated branding can be found on the tongue and insole of the sneakers while BAPE’s Ape head is distinguishable on the back of the heel of each shoe.

Two popular and well-renowned brands collaborating on a shoe is undoubtedly a notable feature in itself. Puma’s expertise in releasing quality and greatly designed shoes paired with BAPE’s penchant for coming up with fantastic streetwear clothing paves the way for superior products and projects.

The Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory fuses together the concept of high-street fashion with sports, creating a lifestyle sneaker to be desired. Made with a premium leather upper, luxury is evident with just one look at the low-top. Mesh underlays add to the overall aesthetic of the shoe while the Trinomic technology that the collaboration shoe’s sole has gives it the Puma factor. Meanwhile, a collaborated branding can be found on the tongue and insole of the sneakers while BAPE’s Ape head is distinguishable on the back of the heel of each shoe.

Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory History

Puma’s history is a tale of family, of parting ways, and the surge of a brand that has become one of the most well-known shoe brands in the world today. The man behind it? German-born and raised Rudolf Dassler, brother of Adolf Dassler, the man behind Adidas. Previous to creating the individual companies that the two handled in the future, the brothers worked together in the 1920s on their company, Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory.

However, by the 1940s, the relationship between the two brothers had soured. Soon, Rudolf Dassler decided to leave and start his own shoe company in the form of Puma Schuhfabrik Rudolf Dassler and registered it on October 1, 1948. It was the brand's first foray in the sneaker market, and it entered the field of football with the release of the brand’s very first football cleat. Roaring success was pretty much an understatement as the shoe was met with genuine enthusiasm by the public and football players.

Being constricted to the world of football was something that Puma didn’t want though, and slowly, the brand expanded. It began to include sneakers made for a slew of sports. Puma release models that dominated in sporting events such as track and field, hurdles, long jump, javelin, tennis, and basketball to name a few.

With such a success in the world of sports, it was only natural for Puma to have athletes as brand ambassadors for the product. That was up until a few years ago when the brand decided to diversify once again. Adding to its roster of athlete ambassadors, Puma began to get celebrities as well. Well-known ambassadors of Puma include The Weeknd, Young Thug, Kylie Jenner, Big Sean, and Rihanna.

Today, Puma has added to its lifestyle shoe collection, using the silhouette of the Puma Blaze of Glory, a bevy of lifestyle sneakers that are grabbing attention left and right. One such sneaker happens to be the Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory. Released in late 2015, this collaboration sneaker between Japanese brand A BATHING APE and Puma fuses together performance sports apparel and footwear very well. Along with this, the collaboration between the two brands included clothes, accessories, and three more great shoes aside from the Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory.

Additional Info

  • There is perforated detailing on the Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory which keeps the feet well ventilated.
  • The sneaker sits on top of an EVA rubber sole.
  • A canvas heel pull tab can be seen on the shoe for comfortable wearing.

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