Size and fit

Like almost all of Puma’s running-inspired silhouettes, the Axis Plus 90s runs in both men’s and women’s sizing. The sizing on this sneaker has great reviews for running true to size. However, it is best practice to refer to the site’s sizing chart to get an accurate measurement.

Wide-footed wearers praise this retro version for the ample space the forefoot area allows the feet. Moreover, the added synthetic leather overlays fortify the durability of the shoe, while enabling one to secure one’s snug preference with the flat cotton laces.

Puma Axis Plus 90s Style

Having the classic running silhouette and modernized with newer materials, picking pieces of clothing to go with the Puma Axis Plus 90s comes in easy. From minimal hues to eye-catching color blocking to choose from, there is a style for anyone.

  • For men who prefer a more casual pace, donning a pair of black/orange Axis Plus 90s on feet with a khaki chino and olive green round tee emits a cool and put-together vibe.
  • For women who are fond of taking long walks in the park, putting on a pair of black leggings, a sweatshirt with a hoodie, and a pair of this trainer in black/gray/orange color scheme will help sweat out those calories.

Notable Features

Although looking identical to the Puma Axis, one major difference is the more streamlined design of the Axis Plus 90s. A leather toe bump and a wave-like pattern that runs from the forefoot to the heel are in place for a sturdier reinforcement.

At the heel is a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) clip that adds extra stability to the back of the foot. Subtle jumping cat logo is on the tongue, mudguard, and heel outsole.

Puma Axis Plus 90s History

Puma will always be connected with Adidas as the founders of both giants are brothers. The stories of how both shoe manufacturers started are pretty much the same until 1948.

Brothers Rudolf and Adolf Dassler gained popularity by successfully crafting quality athletic shoes. Not long after, both Dasslers had a falling out and went their separate ways. Adolf continued on with Adidas, while Rudolf started his own company.

Rudolf initially calling the company Ruda, but then later changed it to Puma -- a large cat from the feline family.

Since then, Puma has crafted not only athletic footwear but lifestyle shoes. Puma’s casual range of sneakers caters to the more laid-back pace of life looking for quality shoes that go beyond function and form.

With the influx of reviving the 90s era of fashion, television series, movies, and pop culture, it is no accident that shoe manufacturers would ride this bandwagon. 

The Axis, which was released in the 90s, was a favorite among runners because it was lightweight and had durable construction. The Puma Axis Plus 90s is a reimagination of the Axis but with better mesh quality, SoftFoam+ removable insole, and TPU heel clip for stability.

Nice to know

  • Puma also has various Axis models -- Axis Plus SD, Axis Trail, and Axis SL.


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