Who should buy Puma Drift Cat 5 Core

The Drift Cat 5 Core shoe is designed to convey speed, and is the ideal choice if you look for:

  • smooth and aerodynamic design that gives a classy and sophisticated look to  sneakers and makes them great to pair with fashionable or casual clothes
  • sleek and elegant motorsport silhouette with a full-grain leather upper and synthetic trims
  • durable and suitable sneaker for long drives during the weekend gateways

Puma Drift Cat 5 Core puma logo

Smooth and aerodynamic design

The Puma Drift Cat 5 Core’s elegance is what most users notice first. The shoe’s full-grain leather upper as well as that smooth and aerodynamic design gives it that classy, sophisticated look that turns heads.

Puma Drift Cat 5 Core toebox

Comfortability of Drift Cat 5 Core

The cushioned midsole was remarked upon as making the feet feel comfortable even after doing autocross racing or a whole day’s worth of driving.

Puma Drift Cat 5 Core back

Thin outsole for sensitivity

The Puma Drift Cat 5 Core comes with a rubber outsole and a rounded driver’s heel.

Puma Drift Cat 5 Core front

History of  Puma Drift Cat 5 Core

The Puma Drift Cat 5 Core traces its history back to the Speed Cat, which was released in 2001 as a result of a collaboration with Sparco, an Italian sports clothing manufacturer. The Speed Cat was a low-profile and streamlined cleat suited to driving. It was worn by Jordan Formula 1 driver Jean Alesi and the team’s pit crew.  The original one was made of black suede and featured a yellow formstrip, but it soon came out in different materials and colors.

Puma Drift Cat 5 Core laces

In 2004, after Michael Schumacher won his seventh Formula 1world championship, Puma launched the Future Cat, an evolution of the Speed Cat. The forefoot was redesigned to give a more comfortable yet snug fit. It featured seven stars on the heel counter to symbolize Schumacher’s seven wins and a leaping cat on the shoe’s forefoot.

Puma Drift Cat 5 Core sole

Because of the Future Cat’s aerodynamic design, it gained a cult following as streetwear. Puma realized the potential of the lifestyle sector and soon released the shoe in various styles and colors. They also launched for this market a lifestyle shoe, the Drift Cat, that would retain the Cat series’ motorsport racing ties.

Puma Drift Cat 5 Core collar

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Puma Motorsport
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Mesh / Fabric
Season: Summer, Spring

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