Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A large number of purchasers agree that the Puma Turin is an excellent shoe with a budget-friendly price tag.
  • This Puma classic shoe is available in many color options and material variations.
  • Many reviewers highly-recommend the Puma Turin shoes.
  • Some of the Puma Turin reviews mention that purchasers appreciate the retro look and overall style of the shoe as it goes well with a wide range of clothing.
  • The Puma Turin sneakers are incredibly lightweight, which please many reviewers.
  • At least one reviewer emphasizes how durable this shoe is. 
  • A few numbers of reviewers appreciate that the shoe exactly looks just as good on actual as it is in the photos.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The majority of the reviewers say that the Puma Turin is not as comfortable as the other Puma models they own.
  • Lots of reviewers say that the shoe is too narrow and a bit tight in the toe area.
  • The tongue is too thin that always go off to the side, according to some purchasers.

Bottom line

Those who are fans of classics will surely appreciate the Puma Turin shoes. Though it may not be as comfortable as the other Puma models and its width is too narrow for most of its buyers, many still appreciate its overall performance and especially its look.

It is a sport-inspired kick that gives a Puma retro vibe with a modern approach. It can be worn with anything sporty or casual. What makes it even more appealing is its budget-friendly price tag.  

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Good to know

This low-top Puma shoe features a traditional lace-up closure with flat tonal laces that can be adjusted for a personalized or customizable fit. The rubber outsole offers optimum grip on any surface, and it also provides added foot support and stability.

Its upper is primarily made up of leather material which, once broken in, conforms to the foot's shape while allowing optimum foot support and protection. The low-top construction, moreover, permits wearers a non-restrictive foot movement while keeping the foot supported sufficiently.

The Puma Turin is a low-top soccer-inspired sneaker characterized by a soft synthetic leather material on the upper, lace-up closure system, rubber outsole, and signature Puma brandings on the tongue and lateral sides. As based on some of Puma's iconic silhouettes of all time, the Turin exudes a classic and timeless look that makes it suitable for either sporty or casual wear.

Worry not about finding a pair that suits your style best as the Turin Puma shoes are available in a myriad of colorways. A pair of a Puma Turin in white or Puma Turin in black could be your best bet should you be looking for a minimalist and versatile sneaker to strut anywhere at any time of the day. A pair of Puma Turin in blue has also been released among many other colorway options for those who are not afraid to play with different hues. 

The Puma Turin shoes boast a minimal design, only proving what a true classic shoe should be. The toe box is rounded with a distinguishable rubber toe bumper. Its heel part bears the Puma Jumping Cat logo. On the lateral sides can be found the bold Puma Formstrip and the Puma No. 1 logo. The tongue also displays the Puma No. 1 logo. The Turin also features a lace closure for a snug fit and a rubber outsole for grip.

One of the most distinguished shoe and sportswear brands, Puma started with a soccer shoe called the "Atom." It was the first soccer shoe that had studs screwed into the outsole for better traction on the field. This started Puma's path as one of the first and foremost producers of superior soccer shoes.

Just two years after, the Puma “Brasil,” which took its DNA from the Atom was introduced into the public and to the soccer world. A couple of professional soccer teams won their respective titles while their players were wearing the “Brasil.”

In 1957, Puma successfully patented the “Formstrip.” This almost unassuming overlay was instrumental in giving Puma shoes exceptional hold and support. It is now a trademark of Puma that is almost present in all the shoes they produce.

Fast forward to recent years, Puma’s affinity for soccer shoes, albeit with a more lifestyle flair continues in the unveiling of the Puma Turin sneakers. The now famous and bold Formstrip still covers the sides of this shoe. The Puma Turin is basically a fusion of the things that have made Puma such a major player in the lifestyle and performance footwear categories.

  The Puma x BTS Turin Sneakers

One collaboration that made headlines in early 2018 is the update made on the classic Turin silhouette by Puma and a popular Kpop group called BTS. The Puma x BTS Turin launched as part of Puma signing the seven-member boyband BTS (also known as the Bangtan Boys) as one of its global ambassadors. It was also the collaboration’s first sneaker model.

In this rendition, the retro silhouette dons a black and white colorway with intricate details that speak of the K-pop group’s influence. On the heel is an image of a hand holding a flower which apparently means “thank you” (addressed to the BTS Army, their huge worldwide fanbase) and on the lace system is an added gold lace dubrae with the numbers "20130613" indicating BTS's founding date. Both brandings of the giant sportswear brand and the Kpop group are seen on the insoles and heel of the Puma x BTS Turin sneakers. The collaborative shoe comes with a specially designed BTS box.

  Puma x BTS Turin vs Puma x BTS Basket

Aside from the Puma Turin sneakers, the South Korean pop group BTS also puts their own spin to another iconic Puma silhouette – the Puma Basket. The collaborative Puma x BTS Basket features a similar black and white color scheme as the Turin and only differs through a few details.

The numbers "20130613" or the BTS's debut date that is visible on the lace dubrae of the Puma x BTS Turin is seen on the lower part of the side heel on the Basket. The "Thank You" hand-gripping-a-flower image, on the other hand, is printed on the Puma x BTS Basket’s outsole. It is the same image that can be found on the Puma x BTS Turin’s heel. Notwithstanding these minor differences, both silhouettes feature dual branding on the insoles, heel, and tongue.

  • The Puma Turin men’s shoes have a suede variation called the Puma Turin Suede. Other Turin variations include the Puma Turin NL, the Puma Turin JR, the Turin Preschool, and the Turin AC Kids.


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