Dance is very important to me. I’ve been a salsa dancer for almost 14 years – I teach and have performed. As a woman, I’ve always been forced to dance in heels. It isn’t fun. Sure, they look good but when I dance casually, I have dancing sneakers that I use (maybe I’ll do a post on them although they aren’t Pumas). I also watch a lot of dance shoes on tv (the good ones). I’m watching America’s Best Dance Crew right now and I love seeing their choices in sneakers. There is always a mix of Nike’s, Converse, and Pumas. For many years I danced in a pair of white, cloth, velcro-close Pumas. I wore them so much that they no longer look ‘white’ and the velcro doesn’t always close. They are by far my favorite shoes for dancing.
At one point Puma had shoes that were marketed as ‘aerobic’ or ‘dance’ shoes. I was going to purchase them but then I couldn’t find them. I am not sure if they weren’t successful or just a prototype that they didn’t continue selling. I think it would be a fantastic market for them with the popularity of Zumba these days. For movement on wooden floors though the bottoms need to be non-gripping. That’s why Converse work really well for dancing as their bottoms are smooth. They aren’t slippery but they don’t tend to grip the floor either so you can still turn and spin. Many Pumas work well for this – just depends on the style.
The photo posted was taken at a Cuban dance convention – Pumas were the shoes of choice for many performers.
Sure, I love Puma shoes. I find them the most comfortable & stylish shoes out there. However, I also have Puma other stuff too. I walk into the Outlet stores often to see what I can pick up for a good deal. So hoodies, sweatshirts, yoga pants, socks, and even bikinis are all items I own. One of the reasons I love Puma is that I always know what will fit. All the pants I have are the same size. I don’t have to worry about trying them on because they are consistent with their sizing. The same goes for the shoes. A size 6 1/2 is always a size 6 1/2. Unlike other brands that vary from one style to another I never have to worry.
Yesterday I wore my pink Crete Mid shoes with my “All you need is [soccer]” sweatshirt. They were both purchased from the Puma outlet store (not at the same time of course). Also, I don’t really wear my pants rolled up – they are rolled up to show off the shoes for the photo. I’d feel like a dork walking around like that. I see some chicks like that but it isn’t really my thing.
It’ll probably come across that pink is my favorite color. I have been trying lately, though, to purchase shoes in other colors but they are really the ones I like best. They tend to match more of my clothes too.
I snapped this photo the other day at Chuck E Cheese. It isn’t as in focus as I would have liked but I was trying to be sly. I figure that couples that wear Pumas together – stay together.
Sigh. What happens when Undefeated releases a new set of beautiful Pumas for spring and they don’t have my size? I get sad. Jealous. Envious. All of that. Look at those colors. Gorgeous. I’ve been watching Undefeated release them on Instagram all week and then I had the link sent to me with “Which would you like for Mother’s Day?” Sadly… none.
I don’t understand why Undefeated won’t make shoes in sizes for women. Don’t we buy enough? Do men really buy more sneakers than women? And honestly, I don’t know that many men who will buy Pumas in these colors. The man in my house said he’d never wear them – except maybe the gray or orange.
Personally, I would want the yellow or green ones since I already have purple suede Pumas. However, these don’t even come in men’s size 5 (my size). Please Puma… Undefeated… the powers that be – please consider releasing shoes for women. I was lucky enough to grab the snakeskin ones since they had unisex sizes. I’d purchase these in a heartbeat but it is a sale lost.
My girl sitting and waiting to go to school wearing her Undefeated Snakeskin High-tops with strict instructions to not mess them up. What’s funny is she has an extra pair of shoes in her backpack for recess.
It has been almost 11 years since I received my first pair of Pumas. They were a Christmas gift. Funny enough I also received a pair of white and pink Adidas shoes too. Why did the Pumas stick with me? Why do I still only have that one pair of Adidas shoes? Hmm. Good question. I don’t really know. I guess the Pumas just resonated with me more.
I still wear these now and then. They need a little cleaning up but overall they are in excellent shape. I don’t know the ‘style’ of these Pumas – I wish I did – let’s just call them ‘Awesome’.
Because I haven’t had a moment to take photos of any of my shoes I’ll continue down the path of Pumas I wish I could buy. As I was perusing the shoes on the Brazil size I saw these red Pumas. They are Future Cat Remix Lo. I love the combination of leather and suede along with the laces off-center. My soccer cleats are off-center and I really like how they feel. The bright red stitching catches my eye.
These are more fashionable than athletic in my eyes. I don’t read Portuguese so I’m not sure how they describe these shoes but I would describe them as awesome. My birthday is in October FYI.
I like to browse Puma sites from other countries to see what type of designs they have elsewhere in the world. It is interesting to see how shoes change based on the country. For instance in Brazil you will find a lot of colorful shoes. Today I chose Italy. I found the shoes to be very fashionable with a lot of blacks and browns. They had some standard suedes and running shoes but nothing caught my eye. Then towards the end I saw these great Ciabatte Tekkies canvas slip-ons. I headed over to the USA shop to see if we had them available to us. Nope! I love these shoes and they’d be a great alternative to sneakers when I want to just throw on a pair of shoes to run out of the house.
A lot of the slip-ons that Puma carries tend to hurt my toes as they are a bit short in the toe area. Please, Puma, consider carrying these shoes here in the States.
Pura Puma. Purely Puma. Few brands have captured my loyalty like Puma has. I remember when I was in 7th grade, many years ago, when Isaiah Thomas, of the Detroit Pistons, wore Pumas while he played. I suppose it was inevitable that they would turn out to be my favorite brand of shoe and workout clothing. The company was started back in 1942 and the first shoe was a soccer shoe (thank you SneakerFiles). The now popular ‘Clyde’ shoe was named after Walter “Clyde” Frazier and seems to be ‘the’ shoe to collect.
My first pair of Pumas are 10 years old. I’ll feature them one of these days. At the time, I was really more into Adidas which is my 2nd favorite type of sneaker. Slowly but surely I really fell in love with Pumas. I live near an Outlet store which doesn’t help. I am able to pick up some of the popular styles and some unique ones for a fraction of their price. I’ve been lucky to find incredible shoes for just $20.
If you love Pumas I hope you stick around and add to the conversation.