Of late and longing sneaker brands, Puma sits comfortably out of the fray of giants like Nike and Adidas but pops its head up regularly to remind us of the brand’s heritage and legacy in the sneaker game with novel releases and throwback retros. Now they might not be the current go-to sneaker company at the moment, but there’s plenty of heat sitting in their archives whether you’re looking for another Dad sneaker, archival silhouette, or super slept on collab.
Their history in the world of basketball and lifestyle is long and storied. They’ve endorsed hardwood heroes like Ralph Sampson and Walt “Clyde” Fraizer and as of late they’ve even jumped on the “Dad” sneaker wave, resurrecting their 80s and 90s lifestyle runners as well as introducing new silhouettes for the modern market.
Puma’s been banking heavily on chunky runners dominating the scene and even took a stab at relevance and newsworthiness with a new basketball silhouette a couple of years ago in 2018. Puma does have some other highlights like collabs with Diamond Supply Co. Rihanna, and Ronnie Feig, not to mention an ongoing relationship with Mercedes F1 driver, Lewis Hamilton. (Here’s his Sneaker Shopping episode that he turned into a promo for the brand) Despite what you know (or don’t) about the brand, there’s plenty of great sneakers and stories from the performance and lifestyle brand that you’ve been missing out on. So One37PM is here to set the record straight and take a hard look at what Puma has to offer in the form of 14 Puma sneakers that are worth your admiration, time, and purchasing power.