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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    [​IMG] 35 euros instead of 85 euros Do people wear this brand in your country? Do you like them?
     


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    [​IMG] P.S. I know this is not the same color but it is the last fashion in Paris to wear different one on each foot.
     


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    Yes, a lot of people (high school - college age in particular) like to wear Puma in the USA. Not sure what else you're asking.
     


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    I don't think those are the Jil Sander ones either.
     


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    No, they are not the Jil Sander ones. Those retail for a lot more than 85 euros.
     


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    Used to wear them as a kid, while the cool kids wore Adidas. Seems as though the situation has reversed and now Puma is cool again, at least for 15 minutes or so.

    BTW, did you know Puma was started by the brother of Adi Dasler, the owner of Adidas?

    You can get these in NYC for $39.99 in quite a few places.
     


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    Puma = second name of Adi(das) for cheaper shoes in the past It is like Rolex and Tudor Theses are not the most expensive Puma endeed. But Quality is better than many expensive one's ( i have 2 pairs of a 110 euros models on which soles get unfused after a few uses&#33[​IMG] The most expensive are theses ones which looks like F1 shoes but it is crap because is gets used very quick if you walk with them. Puma are very fashionable in France and UK. Same for 40 USD? Good price but ALL sneakers are cheaper in US... In France, good label sneaker are arround 100 euros. Nike's sharks are more than 150 euros.
     


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    I was with my wife at DSW, and I saw several pairs of Pony's. Wow did that bring back memories.
     


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    Ernest, nice shoes. I love Puma. I did not know the little tidbit about the Puma-Adidas connection, but I like Adidas too, so... I did not know these existed (very cool): Puma Jil Saner, very cool Currently I'm all crazy for the Puma Speed Cat, are these the "˜F1' shoes of which you are writing about? The shoes you posted pics of is that model the Mojito? Jon.
     


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    no this is Ribera model
     


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    I have (twice) a beige model with black but have not taken a picture Here it is :[​IMG]
     


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    Ernest, Puma shoes, and all puma style shoes have been exceedingly popular in the US for at least 3 years now. I was just in store called sportie LA today, on Melrose...if you like sneakers, you'll love that store. btw, any comments on these? [​IMG] Kind of pricey, but at least I got them on sale. ps I think today is picture sharing day. please join in.
     


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    CT Guy, Since I mentioned before my latest obsession with Speed Cats, I have become pretty familiar with the line and the different variants. So, if you have any questions, I should be able to help you out. My latest purchase (ok, so I am wearing them as I type this): [​IMG] Jon.
     


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    I do not like these one because of : - leather in "nubuck" = looks 1 year old after a few wearing - no rubber soled on the front but just leather = scratches on leather when you walk = looks 2 years old after a few wearings. = very short life.
     


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    Pumas are cool, although they tend to wear out a lot faster than their cousin Adidas (the knobby soles never last very long for me) and I think that their design has gotten more mediocre over the last 2 years.  I still wear Avantis, Temos and Meiles on occasion, though these days I like the rounder, less streamlined look of Reebok Supercourts and Adidas Samoas (and I find that Adidas and Reebok are coming up with cooler colors than Pumas these days.)  And of course "fat sneakers" lie Nike Vandals, Dunks, or Terminators go best with full cut, bootleg jeans.  Also, NIke has the most innovative designs.  Check out any Nike Quickstrike sneaker (especially the Nike Laser series) against any of the Puma designer series (except the Mihara ones) - absolutely no competition.

    Eric, I like the Dolce and Gabbana sneakers (and the Dsquared ones are cool too), but find them too streamlined to wear under most jeans, and I am against designer sneakers on principle. But if you got them on sale (I know that the retail on those babies is over $300,) and on deep, deep, discount, good on you.
     


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