Our verdict


The PUMA California Casual is a vibrant take on one of the most popular kicks from the PUMA lifestyle sneaker range. Among many features, reviewers were pleased with the sneaker’s retro appeal and high-quality craftsmanship. They also appreciated the shoe’s support and comfort, along with its budget-friendly price tag of . With their fresh vibe and vintage details, these sneakers could be any PUMA fan's must-have model.


  • Budget-friendly model
  • Excellent style
  • Attractive retro look
  • High-quality materials used
  • Good arch support


  • Runs narrow
  • Needs break-in
  • Stiff material

Who should buy the PUMA California Casual

This pair is perfect for you if:

  • You love low cut shoes
  • You admire a pair with a sporty vibe

PUMA California Casual logo

Retro-inspired colorways of PUMA California Casual

The shoe’s retro-inspired colorways give it a vintage appeal that will go well with different get-ups. Meanwhile, its athletic design makes it suitable for athleisure clothes such as joggers, leggings, track pants, shorts, and more.

PUMA California Casual low cut

Unique features of California Casual

Showcasing the classic PUMA California silhouette, the PUMA California Casual sneakers keep things laidback with its smooth leather upper in vintage colorways. 

PUMA California Casual upper2

They also have a mesh back panel and perforated details, giving the sneaker breathability. Other striking accents include the full lace closure with the color contrast padded lining.

PUMA California Casual lace

On the lateral side is the contrasting leather PUMA Formstrip branding overlay. It’s complemented by the gold foil PUMA California branded tab, also on the lateral side.

PUMA California Casual side

Additional branding details consisting of the PUMA name and PUMA Cat logo are found on the midsole, heel tab, and tongue.

PUMA California Casual logo on tongue

History of California Casual

The PUMA California is one of the most iconic kicks in the brand’s tennis series. It is an original style born out of the tennis courts, evolving from the 1983 model made for the Argentinian grand slam champion Guillermo Vilas.

PUMA California Casual collar

The shoe became popular on the streets of California; hence, it adopted a new name and made its way into sneaker history.

PUMA California Casual toe box

Inspired by the relaxed lifestyle of the West Coast, the PUMA California Casual shoes offer a fresh take on the original and iconic California silhouette.

PUMA California Casual outsole

They updated the look with bold colors while staying true to the model's legacy, perfect for those who want to own an item from the modern sneaker history.