About the Suede

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Back in 1968, the city scene was packed with hot chicks in hot pants and tall boys in basketball shorts—that was when PUMA first lit a fire under culture’s keister with the Suede silhouette. 

The industry rebel that said ‘nay’ to ordinary leather, the Suede was a warm-up shoe made infamous in sport arenas. It hit new levels of fame during the 80s dawn of b-boys and hip hop beats, taking over New York City blocks and often spotted in a much sought-after blue-white color combo.