Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • According to most shoppers, the Puma Astro Cup SL offers a five-star value for its budget-friendly price.
  • Comfort-wise, this shoe delivered great satisfaction to a handful of testers.
  • Its vintage, soccer-inspired silhouette caught the eyes of many customers, who found its design stylish and interesting.
  • The Astro Cup SL by the Jumping Cat brand easily matches any casual clothing, added several wearers.
  • More than a handful of users shared about getting lots of compliments while wearing the sneaker.
  • Several fans talked about how much they liked the colorways.
  • The Puma Astro Cup SL generally runs true to size, based on the reviews.

3 reasons not to buy

  • This Puma model is only available in limited colorway options.
  • A few online buyers warned that the colors looked different in person, though they admitted to end up still liking it.
  • One reviewer pointed out that its leather upper is prone to wrinkling.

Bottom line

The Astro Cup SL comes from Puma’s soccer heritage and looks undeniably vintage. Suede and leather overlays—such as the iconic Formstrip and T-toe—round up the whole leather upper. A textured rubber sole, whose tread ensures grip, further fleshes out the silhouette. Besides that, a SoftFoam-cushioned sock liner delivers to the feet an addictive dose of comfort.

Though not without a few minor issues, this vintage-inspired model endures, and users regarded it highly for its overall quality. Dropped at $60 apiece, the Astro Cup SL deepens Puma’s budget-friendly sneaker choices.

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Good to know

The Puma Astro CUP SL sneakers are available in men's sizing, which ranges from 7 to 14. This model uses a traditional lace-up closure to adjust the fit. Having a low-top built, the Astro Cup SL does not hinder ankle mobility, so the wearer can quickly adapt to sudden twists and turns while walking or running.  

So walk the streets in vintage style and with the assurance of a long-lasting comfort in these Puma trainers. Carrying the DNAs of the brand’s timeless soccer silhouettes, the Astro Cup SL is versatile and suits any casual or sporty style or any outfit ideas one may have—mixing it up with a pair of ripped jeans, skating shorts, chinos, sweatpants, joggers, topped with a tee, jacket, or hoodie.

This model is available in a small variety of groovy colorways: Puma Black/Puma White, Peacoat/Puma White, and Olive/Puma White.

Its upper comprised of synthetic leather, overlaid with suede and leather, along with subtle stitching details. A bold Formstrip runs along the sidewall, complemented by a T-toe vamp design, flashing an all-out Puma look on feet. All this sits atop a white durable rubber sole, with a textured finish.

In a soccer match against Switzerland in 1950, West Germany made their first postwar goal with the Puma Atom kicking the way. The Atom cleat was the Puma’s first model. In the next three years, Puma introduced the Super Atom, the first ever soccer cleat to feature removable screw-in studs, and the Brasil, the successor of the Atoms.

Puma have emerged as a leading soccer sneaker brand worldwide. Their Formstrip became a respectable symbol. In 1968, the Puma King—perhaps the brand’s most storied pair—launched. Soccer legends such as Pele and Diego Maradona wore the King, or the Gods’ shoe, as it was later dubbed. Puma took inspiration from this rich soccer heritage and produced a series of vintage soccer-inspired shoes emerged. Among them is the Astro Cup SL, which enriches this collection.

  • Puma branding is detailed in the sidewall, tongue, insole, and heel tab, and also embossed on the sole.  


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