Who should buy the PUMA Astro Kick

The PUMA Astro Kick is perfect for those who:

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Who should not buy it

The PUMA Astro Cup Leather is a better choice if you’re looking for something that provides support. If you’re looking for something that has a selection of widths to choose from, the PUMA Smash SD is a good pick. The PUMA Court Star, on the other hand, is worth a look if you want a fresh-looking PUMA sneaker with zero break-in time.

The PUMA Astro Kick is timeless retro gold

Those who got a pair love its retro and sporty feel. One of these people bought a pair for “old school flashbacks,” referencing the iconic soccer style the sneaker carries from its predecessors. 

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With regard to its classic look, people love its aesthetics,  describing it as “not overly ostentatious,” “really class,” and even “fresh to death.” Because of this, it has become a choice casual sneaker to some, with others saying it can even be worn in semi-dressy events.

The PUMA Astro Kick feels divine on foot

Wearers comment on how amazingly comfortable it is on their feet. One of them said it was “probably the softest shoes I have ever tried,” expounding further that the feeling of softness permeates from the sole to the suede upper. With regard to its construction, one person was fixated on the quality of the suede used in the upper, saying that the shoe as a whole was “extremely well-made.”

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Its insole surprised many, with one saying that it was “far more comfortable than I was anticipating” and another saying that “it works wonders. In addition, a third found themself satisfied with the cushioning of the sneaker, pleased that there is “no need to buy extra padded insoles.” 

The PUMA Astro Kick: A daily driver with a touch of athleticism

Because of the cushioning and light weight of the sneaker, the Astro Kick has been a daily sneaker of many, using them for daily walks, office work, and all day for work. 

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It has proved to be impressive even when put under pressure for one traveler who “walked about 4 miles in these shoes around the cobblestone streets of Strasbourg France” and another who “survived a day of walking in Disneyland” with them. 

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In addition, it has been used by others as weightlifting shoes and even indoor soccer shoes with a player saying they were “agile enough to kick a soccer ball like a champ.”

The PUMA Astro Kick ages like fine wine

Its durability has been another of the most talked about highlights of the sneaker. One tester says “they last for ages” and “still look and feel new” even after a few months. Another designates it as an “all-time fave,” because they never had to throw a pair away because of tears rips.

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A person working in a dirty warehouse loves them for their trims staying white despite the dirt surrounding them. 

The PUMA Astro Kick is priced to please

The PUMA Astro Kick retails at $60 making it significantly cheaper than the average PUMA low-top sneaker at $90. 

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History of PUMA Astro Kick

During their first year, PUMA introduced their first shoe, named the Atom, a high-top soccer shoe built like a small cleat. It was the shoe with which West Germany scored their first postwar goal in a match against Switzerland in 1950. Two years later, the Super Atom followed, which was the first soccer cleat to have six removable screw-in studs.

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Bearing the iconic Formstrip, all these shoes have indelibly marked their heritage in soccer. However, it was in 1968, that PUMA launched what would be their most important pair, the PUMA King. Such is the classic heritage of the PUMA Astro Kick, a cup-sole trainer with the styling of the brand's legendary soccer shoes.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Football
Collection: PUMA Classics
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Mesh, Gum Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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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.