- Supple all over
- Tonnes of colorways
- Talk of the town
- Honours the former model
- Meets expectations build-wise
- Great-fitting for her
- Restrictive (men's variant)
- Bright colour bleeds
Who should buy the PUMA Suede Classic
Retaining its basketball DNA, the Suede Classic provides a combination of sufficient multi-surface foothold and dependable support. It's the right PUMA footgear for you if:
- You prefer going sock-less while wearing a casual shirt over a pair of semi-skinny jeans.
- Affordable kicks, especially those with a classic design, are what you're after.
- You're a female sneakerhead looking for a snug PUMA kick that's also a Hollywood favourite.
Who should NOT buy it
Flash and substance in suede
We love the classic look and premium feel of this sneaker from PUMA. We attribute that to the shoe's premium-grade suede leather.
Beware the ink
The bright colours of the Suede Classic tend to bleed, so try to avoid getting in the rain. Otherwise, you risk staining your socks and jeans.
Lavish comfort in the PUMA Suede Classic
It's not all about the looks. We found the PUMA Suede Classic to be super comfortable! Its cushy footbed and dreamy liner are the main culprits in this regard.
Reels in genuine flattery
We were quite happy to get compliments every time we went out in this sneaker.
Suede Classic: Respectful of heritage
If you happen to be a loyal PUMA fan, you will appreciate the Suede Classic, as staying true to its old model feel-wise.
The Suede Classic's rich history
From a warm-up basketball shoe in the '60s to a hip-hop street style kick in the '90s, the PUMA Suede Classic has been worn by many for generations. The introduction of this shoe to the sneaker world came ahead of its time. Instead of using the standard leather and canvas upper, PUMA’s ingenuity to use suede was something that rocked the shoe community.
Perhaps the defining moment of the PUMA Suede came in the 1968 Olympics. It was during the national anthem of America—when Tommie Smith, the 200-m gold medalist, and John Carlos, the bronze winner, performed their iconic Black Power salute. Beside their feet during the performance was the now ubiquitous PUMA Suede.
Fast forward to today, the current PUMA Suede Classic features a full suede upper on top of the well-known narrow suede tooling (just like in the original). It maintains its relevancy in the present time by having enhanced features.
A Hollywood darling
The Suede Classic is not to be sneezed at when it comes to Hollywood fame. Case in point: it was worn by the following celebrities:
- Margot Robbie (of Suicide Squad fame)
- Rihanna (Puma's Global Ambassador for Women Training)
- Dustin Hoffman (in the 1982 Hollywood movie Tootsie)
- Kylie Jenner