Size and fit

The unisex Puma Smash Perf is offered in men's sizing. Women are recommended to grab 1.5 sizes down their regular shoe size for a comfier fit. The brand used a lace-up fastening system to provide a personalized, secure fit. Meanwhile, the padded collar and insole, mesh lining, and perforated side panels enhance the ventilation apt for all-day use.

Puma Smash Perf Style

The low-top Puma Smash Perf brags its classic look with modern comfort and versatility that can easily mix and max any attire for whichever occasions. Its leather upper is designed with clean and straightforward details with few brandings for distinction. This tennis-inspired kick can go well with jeans, joggers, or even shorts. For a smart casual getup, some pair this up with rolled-up polo and khakis.

Notable Features

The classic profile of the Pumas Smash Perf has been revamped with perforated Formstrip to make it stand out from the other Smash models. This element not only furnishes enhanced ventilation and comfort but further intensifies the modernized look of the classic silhouette.

Puma Smash Perf History

Known for its finest sports and lifestyle footwear, Puma has been in the market since 1948. It was formed by Rudolf Dassler after his spat with is equally famous brother Adi Dassler, the founder of Adidas.

In 1968, Puma unveiled its tennis sneaker called Puma Smash Leather that was taken a cue from the renowned Adidas Stan Smith silhouette. The brand marketed the Smash silhouette its high-quality craftsmanship and pleasing details that can be worn on and off the tennis courts.

A year later, the brand launched the suede variety which further heightened the appeal of the Smash on the performance as well as in the lifestyle scenes. The brand has not stopped in innovating technologies and designs to keep up with modern trends.

Meanwhile, to add another iteration to the impressive and classic lineup of the Smash profile, the brand introduced the Puma Smash Perf. The brand stayed true to the details of the Smash Leather but revamped with perforated Formstrip for a distinct style and comfort.

Additional Info

  • The rubber cupsole of the Puma Smash Perf provides dependable traction on any surfaces.
  • Puma branding can be spotted on the tongue and the lateral side of the midfoot and midsole.


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