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People with standard foot measurements will easily get the most out of the fit offered by the Smash Canvas. The more flexible upper also gives some leeway for those with slightly wider feet.
The Puma Smash Canvas is tailor-made for those who love a laidback style. It brings the essence of “coolness” in the wardrobe for sneaker fans who often wear jeans or shorts. A night out or a quick romp to do errands will have users looking good in this shoe.
The biggest difference in this shoe when compared with the original Smash is the new canvas upper. Besides giving the shoe a new name, it also allows wearers flexibility where fit and style go. The canvas upper suits minimalists who still long for the iconic silhouette of the Puma Smash.
The Puma Smash’s roots actually started with the popularity and demand of the Puma Suede, which was a basketball shoe that was unveiled in 1968. Because of the latter’s all-encompassing presence in the basketball court and the streets, Puma revamped the shoe for the tennis courts.
In the early 70s, the Puma Smash was introduced with little fanfare. Puma was confident that the performance of the Smash will soon have people recognizing it and going after it. It had a minimalist upper that is made of leather and suede. Back then, it was such a tough act as most sneaker fans were going gaga over basketball shoes.
In a span of a few short years, this unassuming shoe successfully eased into the lifestyle section because of its comfort and versatility as daily footwear. Through the years, the Smash has seen so many iterations and has become a constant in the footwear arsenal of people.
2017 saw Puma unveil a new canvas upper for the Smash. The Puma Smash Canvas brings a lightweight feel of the original shoe and a fit that should make it even more versatile.
- The Jumping Cat logo is quite distinctive on the heel.
- The ankle collar and tongue have adequate padding for enhanced comfort.
- There are Formstrips on both sides of the shoe.