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6 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers commended the Puma x Big Sean Suede Mid’s materials for having excellent quality.
  • Plenty of consumers liked the new silhouette upgrade and found it sleek and fresh.
  • It is available in a number of color schemes.
  • Majority of the shoe users agreed that the Puma x Big Sean Suede Mid sneakers are very comfortable.
  • Almost all respondents adored this pair’s style and said it is aesthetically appealing.
  • A couple of buyers said that the shoe is a great product and had excellent value for money.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer complained about the shoe’s construction as, according to him, his pair showed design inconsistencies.
  • A shoe user mentioned that the shoe’s collar fit too snug.

Bottom line

With personal touches provided by the Detroit rapper, the Puma x Big Sean Suede Mid offers a fresh new take on the Puma’s most iconic silhouette. This sneaker retains most of the OG's characteristics but with a relatively taller height, providing a more eye-catching and contemporary style for today's consumers.

It also features a new dual-layer design that comprises of an inner cleatie construction and high-quality suede upper. Despite reported sizing issues, the pair's comfort, stylish update, and premium materials had sneaker enthusiasts copping.


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The Puma x Big Sean Suede Mid is offered exclusively in men's sizes that range from 7 to 14. Ladies who fancy a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoes size. For example, your standard women's sizing is 9 then you need to get a size 7.5 shoe every time you shop in the men's category. This sneaker's inner cleatie construction is reported to fit snug than usual, but some have mentioned that it will loosen a bit after a few uses.

The brand posted this on the product's page for further information about this pair's width. For shoe sizes 7 to 8 the width measures 10cm, while sizes 8.5 to 10.5 have a 10.5 cm width and sizes 11 and 12 measures 11 cm in width.

The Puma x Big Sean Suede Mid’s new yet recognizable silhouette exude a retro yet contemporary look that most consumers found stylish. Despite its taller height, the shoe remains sleek and minimal making it an easy pair to match with an array of ensembles. Let its tonal upper be the focal point of your look by dressing it in a monochromatic ensemble or complement its hues with same colored accessories or bag.

The men's Puma Suede Classic x Big Sean Mid casual shoes build on its predecessor's iconic design by retaining most of its design elements. This shoe's recognizable aesthetic combined with a new mid-top silhouette provides a fresh and more contemporary take on the Puma Suede. Staying true to Big Sean's classy street design ethos, sleek lines and subtle branding give a touch of luxe to the shoe. Finally, its one-piece inner cleatie provides a slip-on function when putting it on, offering a comfortably snug fit, and layering in the shoe's design.

Collaborations may have been something of a recent phenomenon, but collaborative efforts have so far generated some of the most interesting and innovative sneaker designs in the history of footwear by far. One such partnership is between Puma and Detroit-based rapper Big Sean. The duo's first collection was introduced in early 2018, and it includes the brand's classic silhouettes revamped with Detroit-inspired branding and Big Sean's signature style of classy-street. It comprised of hoodie, sweatpants, graphic shirt, and reinterpreted versions of Puma Suede and Clyde.

A few months later, Puma and Big Sean released their next collection which essentially builds on the previous one but this time features products that incorporate hues suited for the fall and winter seasons. This range includes more hoodies, long-sleeve tees, printed shirts, outerwear, button-down polo, bags, accessories, and a couple of Puma's iconic shoes. The collection also includes the Puma x Big Sean Suede Mid which debuted during the first collection. This sneaker was released in the following colorway options: Jelly Bean, Shell, and Whisper White.

  • Big Sean's hometown of Detroit inspires the Green, White and Purple motif of the shoebox.
  • This sneaker comes with extra shoelaces.
  • The insoles can be removed.
  • Contrasting heel pull-tabs serve as an ode to Detroit and aid in easier entry.
  • The shoelaces have metal aglets.
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