The 15 Best PUMA Shoes to Cop Right Now

From the OG Suedes to the MB.02, these are the best

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Do you want to know how long PUMA has been representing the sneaker game as one of the best in the industry? Since 1948, that’s how long. We’re talking over seventy years of dominance here, and when you’ve been dominant for well over a half of a century, it’s a tough task to select your finest work. Every major athletic brand (Nike with Jordans, adidas with the Stan Smiths, and Converse with their classic High Tops for example) has their signature staple, and for PUMA the largely agreed upon answer to what their staple is are the OG Suedes, which are the designated tried and true PUMA sneaks to say the least. We'll save that debate for another day because today we're just here to give you a rundown of the best PUMA shoes you can currently cop right now.

Of course our best overall choice is the Suede Classic XXI Sneakers ($75), but we also can't ignore how successful the LAMELO BALL MB.03 Toxic ($125) has been since it's debut (it's one of the brand's bestsellers). We've got some others included on this list that you should check out as well, so make sure to scroll down and add these to your list.

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How We Picked The Best PUMA Sneakers

But first, we have to tell you why we picked the sneakers that we did. Our selections were based on three things: style, durability, and experience with the shoes as we’re longtime fans and now longtime friends with the brand (you can check out a recent article we did with the PUMA team right here).

Let’s get started.

The Best PUMA Sneakers, at a Glance

1. Suede Classic XXI Sneakers

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Best Overall PUMA Shoe

  • Genre: Lifestyle
  • Materials: Suede, leather lining
  • Sizes: 4 - 14

We're going to make the not-so-bold assumption that when you think of PUMA, you automatically think of the Suede Classics as that's their signature defining shoe. The Suede Classics have had some different iterations throughout the years, but at the moment they are currently known as the XXI, which is the Suede Classics at its most technically efficient. Made with a comfortable suede and leather lining, the Classic offer premium comfort and a simple style that instantly stands out and compliments whatever you are wearing. At the moment, PUMA gives you nine different signature colors to work with, a size range of 4 - 14, and more-than-reasonable asking price of $75.


2. LAMELO BALL MB.03 Toxic

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Best Basketball Shoe

  • Genre: Basketball
  • Materials: Nitrogen-infused foam
  • Sizes: 9.5 - 16

LaMelo Ball is one of the many notable figures signed to PUMA as an ambassador, and his latest drop is the MB.02. The MB.02 includes a NITRO foam-infused midsole that mimics LaMelo’s signature wings, which is something that extends onto the engineered woven mesh upper, and a full-coverage engineered, non-slip rubber compound. You also get a hint of metallic accents and a very Nickelodeon/NERF design, which really complements the shoe and gives it a nostalgic vibe. The MB.02s are an awesome shoe.


3. PUMA x SPARCO Future Cat OG Driving Shoes

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Best Collaboration

  • Genre: Driving shoes
  • Materials: Leather upper, rubber outsole
  • Sizes: 4 - 14

Because why not? First of all, let’s not act like SPARCO hasn’t had some fire merchandise over the years as well, and now the two iconic brands have joined together to put forth this legendary product, which is a driving shoe inspired by the speed of the racetrack. Don't get it twisted, the Future Cat OG is without a doubt a PUMA icon, and it's only $100 with sizes ranging from 4 to 14. There's also two different sick colors to choose from that can go work with a lot in your closets. Just saying.


4. RS-XK Sneakers

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Best Casual Sneaker

  • Genre: Lifestyle
  • Materials: Knit base and collar, leather overlay, rubber outsole
  • Sizes: 4.5 - 14

As one of PUMA's bestsellers, it's safe to say customers have always enjoyed the RS-XK Sneakers, and I personally feel that these are a tad bit underrated when it comes to lifestyle sneakers. These are basically PUMA’s in the shape of a Jordan 4 (or maybe 11s/12s), but the overall design slightly makes them look like they could be couture. That means with the RS-XK, you get a luxury look for the price of a non-luxury sneaker. Don’t know about you guys, but we’ll take the PUMA RS-XK's for $110 asking price Alex.


5. Blktop Rider Lithium Men's Sneakers

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Most Comfortable

  • Genre: Lifestyle
  • Materials: Mesh upper, synthetic mudguard and heel underlay, studded rubber
  • Sizes: 7 - 13

Honestly, the Blktop Rider Lithium Men's Sneaker are up there with some of the comfiest sneakers that we have ever owned (no lie). Seriously, no lie, the cushioning (which is boosted by the EVA midsole and leather overlays) is next level and feels almost like you're gliding instead of walking. There’s two different colorways for these bad boys: the Inky Blue-Persian Blue, and the Cast Iron-PUMA Black We’re telling you, this is next level technology here people, so don't miss your chance to grab these baby's.


6. Viz Runner Repeat Men's Running Sneakers

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Best for Running

  • Genre: Running
  • Materials: Rubber
  • Sizes: 7 - 14

Of course we’ve got to feature a running shoe for those that are specifically looking for something to train in, and the Viz Runner Repeat is among PUMA’s best in that department. Constructed with rubber and accompanied by the option of choosing whether or not you want a regular or wide width choice for the black colorway, the ankle support on the Viz Runner is top quality, the design looks super futuristic and high tech, and they are slip-resistant, which is critical to the overall performance level of the shoee. There’s a total of three different colorways, so definitely browse to see which one best suits your preferences. The Viz Runner is currently priced at $37.99 via the PUMA website.


7. RS-X Hi Men's Sneakers

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Best for Rainy Weather

  • Genre: Lifestyle
  • Materials: Mesh base, synthetic overlays, suede bottom, rubber outsole
  • Sizes: 7 - 13

When you’ve already owned every color conceivable of the OG suedes, what’s next on the PUMA sneaker list? Why the RS-X Hi Men's Sneakers that is. Look at the overall sleekness of the shoe, and how the different shades of black compliment each other. Isn't it nice? Constructed with a mesh base synthetic overlays, a suede bottom, and a rubber outsole as the finisher, the RS-X Hi is a rare high top sneaker offering from the brand and supremely cushioned and comfortable. Should you need to trek it through the tough rain and snow conditions, the rubber outsole and suede bottom will help you big time, and the shoe is slip-resistant as well which is another bonus. Priced at $140, sizes range from a 7 to a 13.


8. Tazon Advance Bold Men's Sneakers

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Best for Tennis

  • Genre: Tennis/running
  • Materials: Rubber
  • Sizes: 7 - 14

Should you need a shoe to take to the tennis/pickleball court in, PUMA has you covered with their Tazon Advance Bold Men's Sneakers, which are designed to give you power, precision, and stop-on-a-dime capabilities. Functionally made with a perforated upper along with a lace closure to help secure the fit. The comfort is also more than present with the built-in SOFTFOAM+: step-in comfort sockliner, which is boosted by an extra thick heel to help with additional comfort. Ultra supportive, the $34.99 Tazon Advance comes in two different colorways, with sizes ranging from 7 - 14.


9. Rebound Joy Men's Sneakers

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Best Mid-Top Shoe

  • Genre: Lifestyle
  • Materials: Synthetic leather upper, rubber midsole, rubber outsole
  • Sizes: 7 - 14

While PUMA is widely known and respected for their low-tops, they’ve got some bomb high-tops and mids as well. This includes the brand's Rebound Joy Men's Sneaker, which are beautifully cut with a synthetic leather upper, a rubber midsole, and a rubber outsole. The Rebound’s actually seem to be right in-between a high-top and mid, but it really doesn’t matter because the sneakers are dope. You can pair an all-white high-top/mid with just about anything if you ask us whether it’s jeans, shorts, jorts, joggers, or even a suit. Anything. With an asking price of $70, the Rebound's are available in multiple sizes (including halves), and two different colorways.


10. Vis2k 2000s Men's Sneakers

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Best Y2K Option

  • Genre: Lifestyle
  • Materials: Neoprene, rubber, synthetic leather
  • Sizes: 8 - 13

All fashion trend signs are pointing to Y2K making a comeback, which means the Vis2k 2000s Men's Sneakers are the route to go be right in-line with current fashion. Don't these shoes just scream "going to Foot Locker in the year 2001?" Aside from its retro throwback look, the Vis2K's are constructed with neoprenee, rubber, and synthetic layer along with other standout features such as the knit-like mesh upper, and the comfortable CMEVA midsole that has a TPU bubble. In addition to the comfortable midsole, these too have SOFTFOAM+ cushioning, which means comfort is the least of your concerns while wearing these. Priced at $60, these bad boys are a major steal.


11. Roma Basic Sneakers

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A Classic Option

  • Genre: Walking/lifestyle
  • Materials: Synthetic leather
  • Sizes: 6 - 15

Should you need a walking shoe (or a shoe to walk all day in), look no further than the Roma Basic Sneakers. An underrated but still appreciated shoe in the PUMA catalog, the Roma's are lightweight and crafted with synthetic leather, built with comfort and arch support in mind thanks to the shoe's orthopedic arch and padded tongue, and come straight from the 1968 PUMA Archives. Needless to say, there's quite a bit of history behind the Roma's, which come in a size range of 6 - 15, and an asking price of $70. There's also four different colors you can rock with.


12. Suede Brand Love Sneakers

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Best Deal

  • Genre: Lifestyle
  • Materials: Suede upper, rubber outsole
  • Sizes: 4 - 12

Should you still want a suede sneaker from PUMA but not necessarily the classics, the Suede Brand Love Sneakers are another great options that has been a tried and true for the company for decades. Having been around since 1968, the Suede Brand Love shoes are craftily made with a suede upper and rubber outsole. There's also two different colors that are available in this model—the black/green and the black hot heat, which feature some unique color blends (particularly in the stripe area) than what we're used to. Sizing ranges from 4 - 12, and at the time of this writing, the Suede Brand Love sneakers are almost 50% off. Not a bad deal at all.

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13. RS-X Camo Dye Men's Sneakers

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Best for Styling

  • Genre: Lifestyle
  • Materials: Synthetic leather
  • Sizes: 8 -11

If nobody else has told you recently, we're telling you now—it is absolutely okay to buy a sneaker for the sole purpose of showing off. Aside from their comfort, the RS-X Camo Dye Men's Sneakers are definitely a "show off shoe" that will have people asking where you got them from. Known for its beefy construction and innovative material, the RS-X Camo's keep it simple when it comes to their overall construction—there's not a ton of fancy schmancy technical stuff. However, there's been zero complaints on the comfort, and the shoes are stylish as hell. Offered in a size 8 - 11, you only have to shell out $65.99 for the Camo's, which isn't a bad deal at all.


14. Palermo Sneakers

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Best for Standing All Day

  • Genre: Lifestyle
  • Materials: Leather upper, suede base, rubber outsole
  • Sizes: 9 - 14

The Palermo is back and better than ever. First debuting in the 80s, the shoe comes with all of its original features (the infamousT-toe construction, signature tag at the upper, classic gum sole), but is even more comfortable and technical than what it was some forty off years ago. Featuring a leather upper, suede base, and rubber outsole, mesh is dispersed throughout the shoe's design for breathability along with a comfortable midsole that makes the Palermo a great choice should you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day. With five different colors and a range of sizes, this shoe is a must.


15. Tazon 6 Fracture FM Wide Men’s Sneakers

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Best Option for Wide Feet

  • Genre: Lifestyle
  • Materials: Synthetic Leather upper, rubber outsole
  • Sizes: 6, 6.5, 7.5, 13

Finding it a shoe that fits perfectly can already be a difficult task. However when you have narrow or wide feet, that task is made even more difficult. Thankfully PUMA has an option for the latter with their Tazon 6 Fracture FM Wide Men’s Sneakers which are crafted with synthetic leather, come with an EVA heel pod for extra comfort and padding, and PUMA's Softfoam+ sockliner for the added plush. Additional features include a T-toe construction, a cushioned TPU shank for extra stability, and a mid-foot saddle to help with support. Priced between $35 and $45, this is a small investment to make for a big payoff in the comfort department.

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This article was updated on December 21.

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