Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the critics say in their reviews that the Puma Caracal is an overall great sneaker for both work and casual use.
  • Many buyers express how they love the excellent comfort that this sneaker from Puma provides for the foot.
  • This pair of kicks delivers great style as several commenters agree on.
  • Some purchasers suggest the white colorway. According to them, it is a nice pair to get if you like white sneakers.
  • A fair amount of users say that this pair of sneakers provides a great fit.
  • The Puma Caracal is easy to clean, according to a couple of buyers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The sole of the Puma Caracal feels thin as to how a couple of the reviewers describes it.
  • A few consumers mention that the shoe may get dirty easily, especially the white ones.

Bottom line

With its clean and smooth design taking inspiration from the rich tennis history of the brand, the Puma Caracal delivers a classic appeal that brings out its effortless style in the streets. Its outstanding comfort gains the favor of many buyers as it provides quality performance as well. With a reasonable price for great style and comfort, the Puma Caracal may be a good addition to your wardrobe.

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Good to know

Showcasing a traditional lacing system, the Puma Caracal also features the easy slip-on construction that allows you to put it on and take it off easily. Its low-top profile also enables you to make swift ankle movements. This unisex silhouette is available in men’s sizing and women who want to grab a pair may do so by deducting at least 1.5 from the men’s sizes.

A minimalist design that took inspiration from the tennis court, the Puma Caracal delivers a classic appeal with its smooth finish that gracefully blends in the streets. Its low-top profile added to its versatility, enabling it to function well as a fashion sneaker matches up with various outfits.

With its ability to complement a wide variety of ensembles, the Caracal fits well for different occasions whether it is something casual or with a little bit of formal touch. This pair of sneakers work well with a pair of jeans or shorts and women may also wear this with a cute short dress or a high-waisted skirt of any style.

Presenting a tennis-inspired design, the Puma Caracal delivers a sleek and clean finish with its all-leather upper construction. This low-top silhouette also features the brand’s SoftFoam+sockliner which offers good cushioning for the foot. Perforated detailing on the toe area of the sneaker to provide ventilation.

Puma’s history stretches way back to 1924 when the Dassler Brothers namely, Rudolf and Adolf, founded the company, Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik, translated as “Dassler Shoe Factory,” in the small town of Herzogenaurach in Germany. The brothers were also the renowned “masterminds” of the spike-soled silhouette that was seen on the foot of the American track star, Jesse Owens, during the Summer Olympics in 1936.

Unfortunately, the fame the Dassler brothers shared was momentary as the brothers went on separate ways and decided to establish their own companies. In 1948, Rudolf put up his own shoe company which he first called, “Ruda.” Eventually, the name was changed to “Puma Schuhfabrik Rudolf Dassler” or in short as, “Puma.”

As years passed, Puma has become one of the top-leading and most recognized sports brands in the world, as well as for creating sports shoes for top athletes. Eventually, the brand then jumped aboard the lifestyle ship and produced silhouettes for casual use.

Inspired by the rich history of the brand in the tennis court, the Puma Caracal was developed and exhibits a sleek style low-top structure. This tennis-inspired sneaker is offered in multiple colorways such as the White/Black, Red/Black, White/Silver, and more.

  • A durable cupsole tooling in the Puma Caracal’s midsole.
  • The signature Puma Formstrip on the sides of the sneaker.
  • Puma branding on the tongue with the cat logo on its heel.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.