PUMA Suede Classic Eco

  • MADE ON: --/11
  • ART.NO: 35263411

Originally created in 1968, the PUMA Suede is one silhouette that old school trainer lovers will likely never forget. And neither will the big cats themselves, pushing out countless colorways and a variety of special remakes over the years since the model’s debut.

In the Fall of 2011 PUMA dropped a re-issue of the Suede entitled the Suede Classic Eco in numerous colorways. The idea behind the modified name is nearly self-explanatory; it signifies a throw back to the ‘good old days’ but with an added mindset more suitable to a sustainable future, building the shoes with an environmentally friendly process in mind. Along that line it’s no surprise they come packaged in PUMA’s so-called “Clever Little Bag” (aka CLB), a packaging idea that – while it certainly does provide a mindful use of materials and reduce the waste that goes into materialistic production of trainers – certainly has potential to frustrate footwear fiends who are more accustomed to the typical shoe box style container.

But boxes aside this shoe is magnificent. A bright, lush colorway composed of blithe blue, blueprint, and a gum outsole. When it comes to suede PUMA is the stand alone king, marking these nearly edible shoes with the softest of surface texture. The classic fat laces really complete the package and push the casual, killer look that PUMA was known for back in the day.

What more can we say? If you missed out on the Suede craze in the golden era of trainers then this might be an affordable pair to get your jones going in the 21st century.

written by Dylan Cromwell

photography by errol

shoes contributed by Fritze

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    [...] releases as well as the Blue Bird. The single colour of the shoe also went on to be an influence in PUMA’s Suede Eco Pack. Both of these are a testament to how important the first Gum Sole pack was and still [...]

  • http://eatmoreshoes.com/6016/puma-clyde-scarlet/ PUMA Clyde ‘Scarlet’ | eatmoreshoes

    [...] monochromatic scarlet of this Clyde paved the way for the colourways of the Suede ‘Eco Pack’ that came in 2011; the black midsole’s influence can be seen in the Suede ‘Gum Sole [...]

  • http://twitter.com/PuraPuma PuraPuma

    That’s a gorgeous shoe.

  • http://eatmoreshoes.com/11583/puma-suede-90681p/ PUMA Suede | eatmoreshoes

    [...] these vintage Suedes is so classic that even PUMA refers to them as that, with retros (such as the Class Eco or Gum Sole Pack Suede) that not only attempt to deliver such a similar last but even drive their [...]

  • http://eatmoreshoes.com/13154/puma-suede-343221-13/ PUMA Suede | eatmoreshoes

    [...] Just glancing over the small pocket of Suedes we’ve stocked up here at eatmoreshoes, you can begin with the unknown Taiwan’s, in grey and pink and pink and white, both lovely, and simple, and sweet in their delicacy. Follow those likely early ’90s productions towards the end of the decade to some robust, colorful, and clearly quite proud pairs from 1998, such as the Brazilian-hued green and yellow, and even more elegant red and gold Suedes. Moving forward still, more modern versions such as the 2002 navy and “ray” yellow pair, and even further forward the ever-so-slightly more futuristic PUMA Suede Classic (from 2010) and Suede Classic Eco (from 2011). [...]