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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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.
CollectionPuma x Pepsi
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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 low-top Puma x Pepsi Suede Classic is available in men's sizing from 7 to 13 US in medium width. Women are advised to buy 1.5 sizes down their usual shoe size to enjoy a more comfortable fit. For instance, if a lady's shoe size is 7, she is recommended to buy size 5.5 in men's sizing.
Like the rest of the Puma Suede sneakers, this kick has a lace-up fastening system that delivers ample support and a secure fit. In addition, the brand added padding on the collar and lightweight footbed to boost the overall comfortable fit. Also, the soft lining synthetic lining enhances the breathability.
Puma x Pepsi Suede Classic Style
For a refreshing look of the vintage Puma Suede Classic, Puma teamed up with Pepsi. Offered in Clean Blue and Puma Black colorways, inspired from the cans of Pepsi drinks, the Puma x Pepsi Suede Classic features the original look of the Suede and upgraded with a huge Pepsi logo. This vintage Pepsi logo across each side adds contrast to the monochromatic suede upper, thus enhancing the retro appeal.
To flaunt this sneaker in a casual yet dapper appeal, it is best to pair this kick up with a jacket, white shirt, and light colored chinos. Beige shorts with blue polo shirt will also look impressive while keeping that cool overall charm.
The buttery suede upper of Puma x Pepsi shoes are adorned with vintage-inspired Pepsi logo on the sides. This striking feature is interacted with the iconic Formstrip adding personalized Pepsi touch to one of the most iconic silhouettes in sneakers world.
Puma x Pepsi Suede Classic History
Puma Clyde, which is more popularly known as Puma Suede, first gained its popularity when it was seen worn by basketball superstar Walter “Clyde” Frazier as his warm-up kick during one of his exhibition games. Puma Suede was born in the 60s, the era when leather footwear ruled the market. But because of the laidback and groovy image of Frazier, the Puma Suede was able to take off as fresh footwear for the city streets.
The classic version of the Puma Suede is made of full suede upper seated atop a sticky rubber sole. This minimalist look was revamped countless of times over the years and has endured various collaborations with big names in fashion and lifestyle world to upgrade it into stylish footwear effectively.
In 2018, as part of the 50th year celebration of Puma Suede’s existence in the market, Puma collaborated with various names such as The Weeknd and Ferrari to release special editions of the Suede Classic. As for its latest recruit, Puma partnered with Pepsi to give a fresh take on the silhouette that launched the brand into the fashion world.
The Puma x Pepsi Suede Classic sneakers display the imperative iconic details of the core model, such as the suede upper, narrow tooling, and the rubber outsole. This special version was upgraded with the iconic hues of Pepsi and notable Pepsi logo found on the lateral sides.
- The Puma Suede Classic x Pepsi is finished with brandings found on tongue, footbed, and on the heel.
- The rubber outsole gives ample traction in several kinds of city surfaces.
- A single piece of this pair weighs 397 grams.
- Just like Puma, Pepsi-Cola company has been very visible in pop culture and considered one of the great influences across generations.