Size and fit

The Puma TSUGI Jun CLRSHFT features the reinvented side lacing system which pins down the tongue to give the optimum snug. It follows a unisex sizing construction with the men’s width as the template. Gentlemen and the ladies can cop a glorious pair starting from size 4 all the way to 14. Lastly, the sneaker sits on top of lightweight Puma Ignite midsole. 


Even though The Weeknd promoted the Jun’s style, the all black approach might seem a little over the top for the Puma TSUGI Jun CLRSHFT. White outfits would always serve as an excellent canvas for complementing colors because as science dictates it, it contains all the colors. The sporty look is the endpoint for all fashion with these bad boys hence wearing joggers should always do the trick. 

Notable Features

Basically, almost all iterations on the TSUGI Jun series have ribbed detailing on the vamp and an elastic gore heel counter for support. The leather side panel is also a staple among these editions as well as the heel and tongue loops for ease of entry.  

What defines each version is the use of material and hues. In the case of the Puma TSUGI Jun CLRSHFT, the upper exhibits a two-toned upper with a loose type of knitting on the toe area in contrast with the whole construction. A good thing to remember is that the midsole would always employ a stand-out color. 

Puma TSUGI Jun CLRSHFT History

From the makers of the iconic Suede sneakers, comes another groundbreaking silhouette that was destined to traverse all platforms of athletic progress. Since Puma was established in 1948, the German company had been producing sports-induced footwear that performs and are of high-quality. It was only time for the brand to penetrate another type of lifestyle, which, coincidentally, is the lifestyle aspect of fashion. 

When speaking of this contemporary Puma sneaker, one iteration would most probably seep into mind--the Puma TSUGI Shinsei. It commemorates the technological history of Puma by introducing specific advances evident in its parts while maintaining laid-back imagery appealing with the teens. The up-to-date silhouette gives what the hungry, burgeoning crowd roots for in either performance or just plain frolicking around. 

But what does the Puma TSUGI mean? Tsugi is a Japanese term that translates to “next” which is a perfect embodiment of what the Jumpcat brand wants to employ. A follow-through on concurrent trends where casual sneakers double as a light athletic alternative footwear  is what the TSUGI line offers. It is Puma’s massive attempt to meander with the ever-changing demands of the sneakerhead realm and had even extended their arms to The Weeknd for promoting these shoes. 

From the framework of the TSUGI Shinsei surfaces another version that was built in a more modest way. The Puma TSUGI Jun initially debuted on November 2017 giving the earlier Shinsei a spin-up along its tongue area. Several revamps were also introduced in the Jun making it more suitable for a vast array of colorways. 

Now that the topic of colorways is laid down at the table, the Jun series inducts another vibrant iteration into their prolific line. The Puma TSUGI Jun CLRSHFT mashes muted pigments with loud, colorful ones and creates a brilliant final product. The side-lacing from the original Tsugi Jun was maintained as well as the elastic heel support with Puma branding and the promising Puma Ignite midsole. 

Additional Info

  • The other name for this sneaker is the Puma TSUGI Jun Colorshift.
  • A treaded rubber outsole provides traction while the Ignite Foam midsole offers flexibility.
  • The insoles are removable. 

Facts / Specs

Base model: Puma TSUGI Jun
Style: Sporty, Sock
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Training
Collection: Puma Tsugi
Colorways: Black
Special editions: 1 special edition

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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.