Size and fit

This addition to Puma’s running-inspired roster is available for both men’s and women’s sizing. Plenty of reviews state that the sizing on this runs small, and most recommend going half or even as far as two sizes up. Depending on how wide or narrow one’s feet are, or if one decides to wear socks with this kick, patiently going through the site’s sizing guide will help in getting the most accurate size.

Additionally, the sock liner is detachable on this, so one can always replace it with one’s orthotics for a more customized fit.

Puma Inhale Style

From its name, Puma Inhale Origin, it carries the original color variations. Add to it the intricate wavy design and exaggerated curves, outfit options run from basic to eccentric.

  • Basic with a twist. Don on an all-black attire with a pair of the Inhale in either the blue/red/grey or grey tonal for a hit of red or one that bleeds to the pavement.
  • Funkadelic. Go adventurous and throw on a black rainbow spiral tie-dye shirt, black jeans, and the white hue Inhale with purple accents.

Notable Features

One of the most-coveted original colorways of the Puma Inhale is reminiscent of a car painted in flaming hot rods. And this one-of-a-kind design is what makes retro kick lovers want to add Inhale to its sneaker rotation. 

Adding a visual appeal is the contrasting outsole detail that peaks from the bottom to the midsole. This layout seamlessly melds into the theme of the upper. 

Barely noticeable are the strategically-put reflective underlay details by the toe and heel area, which are purposeful and trendy.

Puma Inhale History

The first Puma Inhale was released in 2000 as a high mileage running shoe as it featured e+CELL technology in both the forefoot and heel area. 

Known back then as the Cellerator Inhale, Puma injected it with a blow-molded polyurethane elastomer (TPU) that was configured in a pattern of hexagonal cells. Combining these cells allowed the brand to customize cushioning and stability for various footwear. 

Almost twenty years after the first release, Puma re-issued Inhale with very minute changes. Cell technology is still visible from the outsole. Same comfort, same colors, same silhouette. Feels like Inhale breathed it’s way back into the sneaker fever of today.

Nice to know

  • CELL branding is on the midsole heel.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Raka Gemma Maulid
Material: Leather, Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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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.