In the box that arrived from Puma I found the most delicious shoe – the Josey Winter Shoe. I was immediately taken by the shoe. The fuzziness of the top part of the shoe grabbed my attention. I honestly loved the furry McQueen shoes that Puma released this past fall and I’ve been secretly coveting some fuzzy shoes since then. The Josey shoe comes in this Army green color, ebony, and a oatmeal. I am super happy with the Army green. It is unique and although you may think it would not get attention when worn with darker jeans, I will say that my friends commented on them immediately.
I slipped on the shoes immediately. I didn’t fix the laces or anything. I sent a Kik message off to Katie S at Puma and thanked her profusely and proceeded to dance around the house in joy. The shoe also comes with two pairs of laces. The other laces are more hiking-boot like. They are thin and colorful but I prefer the fat black laces. The gray part of the shoe – the front – is suede. I plan on treating that part of the shoe with my spray. The lighter green part just under the gray (refer to the side view of the shoe) is nylon. I think that is a great choice for winter. Nylon is easy to keep clean when treated. The Puma stripe is the darker green and is in leather. Together they make for a pretty shoe. The oatmeal color is also really beautiful, but, I imagine much harder to keep clean.
You can see the fuzzy part inside of the shoe. This just adds to the comfort. I wore these out on a day that wasn’t very cold but I could tell the difference. My feet were toasty warm. They shoe has a little extra space in it. I presume to make way for thicker socks. I had on thinner socks and I could feel the extra room. That is a good thing because during the winter I like to wear thicker socks but sometimes my shoes feel too tight. With these, I can wear warm socks and my feel will not freeze. You may see reviews that list them as running small. I wouldn’t agree with that at all. I am itching to get some colder weather so I can really test them out.
Right now, you can find these shoes on Amazon.com and on Nordstrom.com (although Nordie’s only offers ebony and oatmeal).
*I received this for free from Puma but the opinions and thoughts about the shoe are all mine.
Yesterday I had the day off of work so I decided to spend some time in Harper’s Ferry, WV. Harper’s Ferry is a landmark of the Civil War and much of the city is original. There are trails for hiking all over the place and even the Appalachian Trail runs right by it. I parked and proceeded to walk over to the town but saw a sign for the Maryland Heights trail. I figured I would just go ahead and do that trail even though I hadn’t researched it. That’s probably a good thing as I probably wouldn’t have hiked it. Once I start down a path I tend to finish that path regardless of what lays ahead. I kept climbing higher and higher and realized I was not in ‘hiking’ shape. I’m tough though and kept going.
I had put on my Faas 550s mostly because they matched my Puma capri’s and my 1/4 Zip-up Running Hoodie. They are super comfortable but have had a lot of miles put on them. They don’t grip rocks anymore so I had to be careful not to slip in some areas. When I left my house it was sunny and promised to be a beautiful day but by the time I reached the trail it had grown cloudy and windy. I was worried about being cold as I only had a tank top on under my hoodie. I bought the hoodie in Puerto Rico last November and it is not a warm piece of clothing. It is not designed to keep you warm – unless – you happen to be out moving. The material is not thick but it does shield you from the wind. Also, as you move, it warms you up. It was actually the perfect piece of clothing for the hike. I think a traditional sweatshirt would have just made me sweat and something heavier would have been too hot.
So up I climbed. At one point I had to make a decision if I’d go on the longer hike or the shorter one. I did pick the shorter one because I was hiking alone. I didn’t want to chance being 3 miles out and having a problem. It was a good choice. The end of this trail leads to the Cliffs as they are called. The rocks jut out from the mountain and you have a perfect view of Harper’s Ferry. The trees were still in full color and although it was overcast the town still looked amazing. I was lucky someone offered to take my photo.
I can honestly say that this morning as I write this, my feet do not hurt. My knees ached last night but feel good today. The Faas 550s came through for me once again. They are great shoes and really keep my feet from hurting. I worked up a sweat and wasn’t overly cold due to the hoodie. I have to say that although it sounds cheesy this is why I like Pumas gear. I can look cute (really – don’t I look cute?), be comfortable, and still have high-tech gear that works for me while I’m hiking. Thanks Puma!!
Turning 41 isn’t exactly my idea of a fantastic birthday. I don’t like to think of myself as 41. I don’t feel 41. I don’t really think I look 41. But I’ve come to accept it. Kind of.
Anyway…. I decided to buy myself some Pumas. Big surprise, right? I had found these Pearls on Amazon.com a long time ago. I saw them and wanted them. I love the color, the design on in the insole, and thought they were unique. It wasn’t too long ago though that Puma had announced their Puma Factory. I really want to design my own and order those so I was debating on which direction I should take. Some Puma friends said make my own. Others said to order the Pearls. I finally, obviously, decided on the Pearls. I’ll make my own Pumas soon. Now I just need to find the right shirt/clothes to wear with this mint green color.
I saw the posts from Puma yesterday on Instagram with custom-designed shoes from Puma Factory. Back in the day I always wanted to create my own pair and I never could decide and then one day the customization page was gone. I almost went with custom Converse shoes but really… why would I? So I was looking up something else on Puma and the splash screen came up which allows you to choose a country. And as I clicked on the USA I noticed in the bottom-left corner ‘Factory’. I was so happy. I tried to get back to the splash page but it is hard to do without completely restarting my machine and erasing cookies, history, etc.
Anyway….. I typed factory.puma.com into my address bar and wa-la the page came up! It doesn’t open well at work where I have a lot of restrictions and only one browser choice but I could see that it is going to be amazing. I know Puma is planning to announce this today so I’m probably raining on their parade. Sorry Puma! I’m just so excited I couldn’t wait.
How will I ever decide? I have no idea. I guess I pick colors that are meaningful to me and hope they work together. My birthday is coming up at the end of October (hint hint) and this is what I’m doing for my birthday. I’ll save my money until then and figure out the best design ever!!
I wear heels every day to work. Well, pretty much everyday. During the winter I have some flatter boots but generally, I wear heels. The pants I buy are usually a tad too long on me so heels help them not to drag. Plus I just look good in them. *humble* Now and then sneaker companies come out with heeled versions of their shoes. More times than not they just look like sneakers with heels on them. That really doesn’t interest me. If I want sneakers, I’ll buy sneakers. Same for heels. I really don’t want to take my Clyde’s and just stick heels on them. You can see examples of this by Adidas (sample 2), Nike, and even Converse. If some women like those shoes – fantastic! I kinda think the Converse ones are cute but I wouldn’t wear them.
Sure, I’m biased where Puma is concerned but ever since they released the Sergio Rossi heels I’ve loved them. They are chic. They are fashionable. And even better, while they have Puma styling they don’t just look like a pair of suedes with heels on them. I love Mary Janes and I know that these would look amazing on me – if I could afford them. Rossi comes with a high price tag and although I found them on sale… $300 is still a high price for them.
The site also had black Sergio Rossi Clyde heels. They actually look a lot like a pair of patent leather tie up shoes I already have in my closet. These do have very clear Puma detailing on them but I could definitely wear them to work and no one would think they were sneaker heels. The heels are higher than I normally wear but I’d suffer through it for how good they look.
For a limited time you can go to 6pm.com and buy yourself a pair. Or even better – buy me a pair. I’d be forever happy if you did.
Yup! I put both of those in the subject. You may not realize it but I am a huge Detroit Sports fan. I grew up in Michigan and I don’t waiver from my teams. For as long as I can remember I’ve loved the Lions and the Pistons. Sure, I love the Red Wings too – they do provide us with wins and championships when the other teams are sucking wind – but the Lions and Pistons are my teams. In fact, I am pretty sure Isiah Thomas used to rep for Puma shoes back in the day. I have that stuck in my mind from about 7th grade.
Now that the Detroit Lions are climbing the ranks in the NFL it is more fun to wear my gear. In the past I’d get the pity looks and comments like, “You are such a good fan wearing that jersey when the team is 0-16.” So now that I can wear my shirts with pride I needed some shoes to match. I’ve been checking out shoes for the past 6 months trying to find just the right pair. These aren’t perfect but they are close. They look really good with my tshirts. I think I need something different for my jerseys though because they are a different shade of blue – more brilliant. Of course looking from the jersey to my feet – you can’t really tell.
My next pair will probably be black with a blue stripe. Puma had some but they didn’t come in unisex sizes (argh) so I couldn’t buy them. These are kids shoes actually. I’m proud to say that they were on sale & I got them 40% off so they were a fantastic buy.
A few years ago I made a two week trip to Spain. It was pretty awesome. I went to so many different cities it would be ridiculous to list them all. I was able to see where Real Madrid played (I still kick myself for not trying to get inside – I think we just walked by but I should have tried). I ate great food – a ton of different kinds of ham and cheese which made me fat. I saw really old stuff. I also shopped. I really didn’t buy any clothes because quite honestly the sizes were weird and I felt fat in that country.
I had been worried about shoes. They always warn Americans, “Don’t just wear sneakers in Europe – it is a dead give away that you’re American and you’ll look ridiculous.” Well I didn’t want to look ridiculous but I wasn’t going to leave them at home either. Naturally I took my Pumas (a pair to be featured later) along with some incredible Börn sandals. As I walked around Madrid I noticed one thing – Pumas were the sneaker of choice. All that talk that Europeans don’t wear sneakers went out the door. I felt free to wear mine. Now I did stick out because apparently they don’t wear shorts. I wore my shorts and just dealt with the stares.
One day we were down near the beach and went into this big store full of beach wear, clothes, and sneakers. So many sneakers. I had been looking for some red and white Pumas for awhile but hadn’t seen any I liked. Plus, it seemed that most of the time they didn’t make them for women. I went upstairs and it was like a beam of light came out of the sky and landed on the pair featured here. I loved them. Although I’m not fluent in Spanish (especially in Spain) I am pretty good where shopping is concerned. The sales woman brought me my size and they fit perfectly. I believe they were about $80 in Euros but I knew that no one in the States would have a similar pair.
I keep these fairly clean and they still look good 4 years later. They are comfortable and people always comment on them. I like that they are unique and stand out!
I have moments when I buy Pumas because I love how they look. I think we all do that – we see a shoe and it speaks to us. Or we decide we need a shoe in navy because, well, we don’t have one in that color. I often browse shoes with that in mind. Then there are those times when you just need a comfortable shoe. Granted, it helps a whole lot if that shoe also looks good.
One day I was wandering DSW as I often do. I walk around the store dreaming of all the shoes I’d like to own but can never afford to buy. I try on the outrageous heels. I try on the flats that just are boring to me. And sometimes I make it to the back where the sneakers are kept. I don’t go back there that often because it isn’t like they are going to have Clydes or suedes. They focus mostly on athletic shoes. However, I walked back there just to see what Pumas they might have and I saw these brown Pumas. First, I didn’t have any dark brown Pumas. I figured that’s a good color to have. Second, I liked the fuschia accents on the shoes. I love pink so that’s cool. Third, I turned them over and saw that the soles were smooth. I actually thought that perhaps they might work for dancing because of the soles. So I tried them on. Wow. Total comfort.
I walked around a bit in the shoes and went back and forth on if I should buy them. They were fairly cheap so price wasn’t the issue. I don’t buy just to buy. Money is precious – I don’t want to part with it just on a whim. I took off the shoes and left the store. Needless to say I was back the next day buying the shoes. I couldn’t pass up the comfort. As it turned out, they aren’t ready for the dance floor. The sole is the type of rubber that grips. I can’t spin in the shoes so until I wear them around a bit and smooth out the sole, I can’t dance in them. I would say they are the most comfortable Pumas I have ever owned. I don’t wear them too much because I want them to stay comfortable. Kudos Puma for a very fine shoe!!
I think I do a pretty good job of buying a variety of Puma shoes. I love the suede’s. The Clyde’s. The running shoes. I try to purchase a variety of colors as well because I like to have a pair of Pumas to match anything I am going to wear. Yesterday’s outfit included purple/pink EcoLite Ortho running shoes. They are as light as air. I wouldn’t actually use these for running as they aren’t what my feet need but I do love wearing them around. I got a lot of compliments on these at softball practice as well as on Instagram. So you know they look good.
I paired the shoes with my purple Puma hoodie and black Puma capri sweats. Unfortunately not warm enough for the weather we had last night and consequently I am home sick today. But I looked good!!
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.