The photos make them look much more Dunk-shaped than they are in real life. They are a bit sleeker in person.
They are lower profile and have a more pointed toebox than dunks do. I Think that the MY-7s were based after an indoor soccer shoe, but could be wrong. I am sure that the MY-5 were based on old running shoes, the and the MY-8 on baseball cleats, but am unsure of the inspiration of a lot of the other models, though I have an idea for most of them. IMO, Puma Mihara's are the only "designer" sneaker that are really innovative. The Neil Barrett Pumas are really boring, and the Jil Sanders are really overpriced, not particularly well designed, and not even particularly well made. And they cost more than the Miharas. WTF? Adidas Y-3's are interesting, but not worth their cost, and definitely, imo, not as cool as the Puma Miharas, and the Varvatos Converse are worth approximately a third of their retail, i.e. the same a regular converse. There have been some other Adidas/designer collaborations which have been interesting, but all are ultimately way overpriced. Limited Edition (Quickstrike) Nikes are cool, but the concept has now been done to death, and I've only really liked the lazers, and then only some of them. And the prices they were selling for were exorbitant givwen that they were essentially just juked up Cortez, Dunks, and Airs. A lot of the limited editions are just junk... Prada Sport, Gucci and LV sneakers I can only laugh at. The designs are nearly uniformly ugly, and they are obviously designed with guys who want to be "hip" but want to sport designer brands and are not all that used to wearing sneakers in any case in mind. I actually prefer the fake LV and Gucci material Timmies and Airs. At least those show a little pizzazz.