Size and fit

The low-top Puma Thunder Electric is offered both in men’s and women’s ranges. It has the usual lace-up closure system with the heel and tongue pull tabs. Meanwhile, the padded collar with mesh sockliner provides added comfort. The responsive Injected Molded EVA or IMEVA is used on this model to provide lightweight cushioning.

Puma Thunder Electric Style

Puma Thunder Electric surely adds an electrifying vibe to anyone’s casual attire. Its chunky, audacious look brings a bold statement to any everyday, usual ensemble. Its upper has exaggerated tooling, dipped in colorways that inevitably break several heads.

This sneaker is offered in several hues, and the most popular colors are quarry/pink lavender/cement and Puma white/gray violet for the women and white/Puma black/mandarine red and black/gray/blue/red for men. The Puma Thunder Electric looks fashionable on feet when sported with virtually any casual attire. From trousers to joggers, skinnies to baggy pants, from mini shirts to long flowy skirts, this dad sneaker will surely finish the entire ensemble fashionably.

Notable Features

The Puma Thunder Electric shows off a few notable elements that will undoubtedly turn several onlookers’ heads. The women exclusively colorways have the gleaming metallic trim while the men’s version has the speckled midsole. These details deem to reflect the electrifying power of lightning, which undoubtedly deliver a head-turning element to the of-the-moment chunky sneaker. 

Another remarkable detail is its exaggerated tooling and silhouette. The layering with loud color blocking makes this jogger sneaker a deserving pair to be in the spotlight.

Puma Thunder Electric History

2018 sneaker fashion has been considered one of the craziest. It is the year when the dad sneakers enjoyed the limelight, all thanks to the luxury brands that launched their takes on these chunky, ugly, uncool sneakers.

The fondness for dad sneakers started with the Adidas Stan Smith. This sneaker was always seen worn by most fathers in the 80s up until the 90s. Many of the dads love footwear that is functional, comfortable, and versatile, to which Adidas Stan Smith excels. In 2014, Adidas Stan Smith made a huge comeback in the market. Since then, this silhouette has been unstoppable and continuously dominates the sneaker domain. 

As years past, fashion experts and ordinary people craved for fashion pieces that are out of this world to break the seriousness in fashion. More and more sneaker wearers, more commonly women, were seen sporting chunky sneakers in exchange for their sexy high heels. At first, some found it as a weird look, but it gave a bit of excitement in the mundane sneaker world. 

Several brands unveiled their take on the dad sneaker craze. A few of the most popular brands that have launched their chunky kicks are Adidas, Nike, Balenciaga, and Louis Vuitton. Puma, being the last to join the dad sneakers bandwagon, launched a collection of chunky sneakers that are entirely new. 

                 Puma Thunder collection

Puma Thunder sneakers all flaunt the essential elements that are needed to be tagged as dad sneakers - chunky and retro style. This collection is the entry of Puma for the dad sneaker trend while providing its wearers with comfort, durability, and quality. All sneakers included in this capsule were all inspired by the 90s Cell System running silhouette and Alexander McQueen collaboration.

To add another iteration to the growing Puma Thunder family, the brand unveiled the Puma Thunder Electric. This sneaker features the exaggerated tooling and electrifying color-blocking, which will surely deliver unapologetic aesthetics and vibe.

Nice to know

  • The Puma Thunder Electric is made of rubber outsole that works effectively in providing durable grip and traction on numerous surfaces. 
  • The Puma Formstrip branding can be seen on the sides, while the Jumping Cat logo is embroidered on the tongue tab.
  • Other models included in the Puma Thunder collection are the Puma Thunder Spectra and Puma Thunder Desert.

Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma Thunder
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, Nubuck, 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.