Size and fit

The Puma Cali Sport is a women’s sneaker. It has a low-top tennis-inspired silhouette with a rounded toe and flat-lace closure. Its upper is made of leather and suede overlays and kept breathable with perforations on the toe box. It has a padded footbed, tongue, and collar that cushions the foot with every stride.

Puma Cali Sport Style

The women’s Puma Cali Sport sneakers are born from Puma’s Futro approach where the brand fuses the future with retro silhouettes. Drawing inspiration from its base model the Puma Cali, the Puma Cali Sport has a similar full leather upper now with suede overlays in a classic tennis silhouette. Stitching details give subtle detailing to the shoe and add to its durability. Perforations on the toe box make it breathable keeping the foot cool and dry.

Decked out with a platform sole, it brings an edgy street style and sporty vibe. Flat laces complement the upper and rubber bumpers on the toe and heel area highlight the sole. It is kept comfortable with a padded footbed, tongue, and collar that cushions every stride. Metallic Puma branding appears on the lateral side, metallic Puma cat on the heel, and the iconic Puma formstrip on each side.

The Puma Cali Sport has a laid-back edgy street style look that’s perfect to wear with jeans, joggers, shorts, and even dresses. It adds a modern and fresh look to any outfit effortlessly. The sneakers come in either tonal or color-blocked colorways that are equally eye-catching.

Notable Features

The Puma Cali Sport has a full leather upper with suede panels and stitching details that fortify its structure. Perforations on the toe box enhance breathability. It’s a low-cut sneaker with a rounded toe. A pull-tab on the tongue allows users to wear the shoe with ease. It has a lace-up closure for a custom snug fit. Padded collar, tongue, and footbed add comfort cushioning to the pair.

The sneakers have a thick durable rubber midsole and outsole. The sole has rubber bumper pieces both in the front and heel. Traction patterns on the outsole give it a good amount of grip. Branding details appear on the lateral and medial side with the iconic leather Puma formstrip and hits of varying Puma logos on the lateral side, tongue, and heel.

Puma Cali Sport History

Puma has been one of the world’s leading sports brands that design and market footwear, apparel, and accessories. For over 65 years the brand has established its image of developing fast product designs for the fastest athletes around the world. Their tagline, “Forever Fastest” is evident in how they create sports-inspired lifestyle products that deliver high performance, high quality, and timeless designs in the promptest manner.

Puma has been recently releasing sneakers with their Futro approach that combines the future with their retro silhouettes. Part of the sneakers produced with the Futro approach is the Puma Cali collection with the Puma Cali released in 2018 as a low-top tennis-inspired silhouette. It has an all-leather upper built on chunky soles that are currently on-trend. 

Installation to the Puma Cali collection is the Puma Cali Sport sneakers which are similar to its base model the Puma Cali. It has the full-leather upper of the Cali but now with suede overlays in tonal or color-blocking style. It’s also built on a platform sole and has rubber bumpers at the toe and heel. Overall it has an updated look in a street style, sporty, and edgy vibe compared to the laidback Puma Cali. It has a good amount of cushioning that provides all-day comfort fit for an everyday shoe. 

Nice to know

  • The Puma Cali Sport is one of the three Cali silhouettes part of the Cali Glow collection coming in the White/Iridescent colorway 
  • Houston rapper and musician Megan Thee Stallion is the face for Puma’s campaign on the Cali Sport sneaker.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Puma Cali
Style: Platform, Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Puma Cali, Puma Classics
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, EVA

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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.