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puma speedcats

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by davis98, May 16, 2005.

  1. davis98

    davis98 Member

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    Im 21 years old and usually wear jeans. Thinking about picking up some puma speedcats, are they cool or no?
     


  2. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Senior member

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    They are cool, but I'm on the fence about them.
     


  3. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    As an Asian, I refuse to wear Pumas. Why? Because too many Asians wear Pumas -- and ugly ones at that too.

    Also, the Puma colorway has far less potential than Adidas or Asics.
     


  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    you won't wear something that's not deemed *cool* by a bunch of (for the most part) faceless internet personas? who cares, as long as *you* like them [​IMG]
     


  5. davis98

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    Here is my problem, I do like them, however most people I see wearing them are gay... and I dont really want to be associated with that, no offenece or anything to anyone.
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Really? Most people I've seen wearing them are either Europeans or college students. Maybe my gaydar is not really well tuned, but I haven't notived a disproportionate number of gay people wearing them, nor even a disproportionate number of people in gay neighbourhoods (from Boys' Town in West Hollywood to the Castro in SF to the South End in Boston) wearing them.
     


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    Buster Senior member

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    I wear them and I am not gay ( not that there's anything wrong with it ...)
    They are too ubiquitous to be cool, but I like them.

    B
     


  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    For the record, I dislike them. They look too much like ballet shoes to me.
     


  9. Kent Wang

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    I agree with LA Guy. To think that Pumas are too gay is just as ludicrous as thinking that they are too Asian. Seriously, Pumas are popular enough that really no group can claim it as their own. If you're really worried about being misperceived as gay, I'd worry about Diesels or Jil Sanders. Not making any judgments, just letting you know about popular opinion.
     


  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    That being said, while I prefer Adidas to Pumas (I find that, these days especially, the regular puma models are increasingly uninspired,) my favorite sneaker range is definitely the Puma Mihara. These days, I am really into the MY-7, but the MY-5 and MY-8 are close seconds. The designs are just (for the most part) amazing. Some models from the Puma 96 Hours range are not too shabby either, although I don't find them as well constructed as the Puma Miharas.
     


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    I never really liked them either.
     


  12. Mike C.

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    They look too much like slippers to me. I don't like them. ImageWIS on this board REALLY like them. I think he has about 8 pair.
     


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    Puma used to be a cool brand.....However, I think that puma shoes have been so "played-out" and have become a complete joke.

    Here is the classic uniform of a complete loser and poser, who attempts to look "cool and stylish":

    Von dutch trucker hat, cheap and ugly striped shirt, ugly pre distressed diesel jeans and an ugly pair of puma shoes

    If I were you I would look at adidas shoes but really... anything but puma
     


  14. davis98

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    lol thanks guys, I dont have any Diesel jeans, cant afford anything that expensive.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    I have 5 pair.
    But some one else had a flush.
    So I lost.

    Seriously though, I like them, primarily because they conformable as any shoe I have ever owned, I have worn them whilst walking up and down Manhattan (at least 100 blocks walked) and my feet were perfect by nights end. Plus, they work with pants or shorts, which is important in South Florida.

    Yes, they are a bit slim and the pair of white leather ones I own do resemble dancing shoes, but I offset this by sometimes wearing Adidas Y-3's and To Boot New York causal shoes, which are chunky.

    Jon.
     


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