Who should buy Puma Smash v2 Leather

Puma Smash v2 Leather takes this retro iteration back to basics and is the ideal shoe for people that are looking for:

  • the clean silhouette and polished look sneaker gives the possibility of versatility in styling while pairing them 
  • retro basic sneakers with leather upper, that follows the shape of foot and pairs well with jeans and shorts

Puma Smash v2 Leather logo

Improved grip

It has a cushioned midsole and a herringbone-patterned rubber sole for improved grip.

Puma Smash v2 Leather sole

Comfort of Puma Smash v2 Leather

Padded tongue and collar are complimented with textile in-shoe lining for added comfort.

Puma Smash v2 Leather toebox

History of Puma Smash v2 Leather

The brand was established by its company founder Rudolf Dassler in 1948 and was initially called Ruda, but this eventually changed for a good recall of the name.

Puma Smash v2 Leather laces

The German footwear company has initially been producing soccer shoes and eventually released running shoes in its first two decades. The company eventually diversified its footwear catalog releasing shoes for various sports like tennis which had a massive following in the 1960s.

Puma Smash v2 Leather collar

While companies like Adidas had tennis shoe releases such as the iconic Stan Smith and Nike had its Court shoes, Puma had the Puma Smash. Its first model was released in 1968. The all-white shoe which later came out in an all-black variant was sleek, straightforward, and innovative with just a few details such as the recognizable sans serif Puma call out on the side, the signature Formstrip, and the signature Jumping Cat logo at the back.

Puma Smash v2 Leather front

The Puma Smash v2 Leather has released in 2017 an improved material for the upper by introducing smooth leather with a perforated Formstrip, softer cushioning fabric, and a solid grip rubber sole.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Puma Smash v2
Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Puma Smash
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole

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Author
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.