Puma Sneakers & Puma Shoes – Most Popular Among Young Generation

With so many varieties available in shoes, sneaker shoes are still rich and famous in the shoe industry. Now they are more than enough for jogging activities. They can be used for casual wear when you are out running errands, leisure sports or serious fitness training. Whether you are running, jogging, weight lifting, playing tennis, or taking aerobic classes, they are just perfect for every activity. In the current time, there are so many brand names that are offering their version of street, comfortable or whatever detail you may be looking for kind of sneaker. Among these top rated brands, puma sneakers have that spunk to offer wearer great comfort and style.

When it comes to blending fashion with sports, puma shoes bid to be the most enviable and recognizable brand. Consequently, you’ll see many sports celebrities and famous athletes sporting the brand both on and off the field. Puma is leading brands of most of soccer teams. PUMA is tied up with many top soccer teams of the world. PUMA’s other famous shoes involve shoes designed for sports like running, basketball and most importantly football. They are also main sponsors of Formula 1 teams like Ferrari and BMW and have released their PUMA – Ferrari and PUMA – BMW apparel series. However, most of people who have hardly any interest in sports or athletics still prefer puma sneakers and shoes just because they look stylish and comfortable.

Apart from soccer and football, puma shoe products are also popular within the running, motor sports, BMX, golf, and sailing industries. Now puma sneakers are available in so much variety and style that you can select your choice sneaker according to your preferences. The variety is so huge in puma sneakers that sneakers shoes can be taken from the gym to a night out on the town, as long as you know how to wear them. You can also mix and match them with blue jeans or a khaki green pair of cargos. You might have tough time in finding a large selection of Puma shoes in local stores but you might be able to try on a couple different pairs to see what size feels best.

If you are looking for a good piece of puma sneaker which is not only stylish and fashionable, but also provide maximum comfort, then go straight to online sneaker shoes stores. On these stores you can find huge variety in sneaker shoes. Plus, on these stores, you can find a lot of great deals on the many styles of Puma sneakers. You can select sneakers in bold mixture of colors, peerless and high quality sneaker fashioned with high-gloss overlays in different style and size. To end with, Puma sneakers have that timbre to satisfy your every need.

Evolution of the Sneaker

When I was a kid growing up during the 1960’s things were much simpler when it came to shopping for athletic shows. In fact, way back then, shoes worn for sport activities weren’t even referred to as “athletic shoes”.

They were called “sneakers”.

There weren’t even specialized shoes for basketball. Wilt Chamberlain and Bob Cousy wore sneakers just like the rest of us. So a pair of sneakers from one of the “Big Three” sneaker makers – Keds, PF Flyer, or Converse would do us for any sport regardless if it was softball, basketball, touch football, tennis, or swimming in the creak.

Sorry, we didn’t know what soccer was back then in Philadelphia. We thought it was one of those ancient sports played by the Aztecs and the losing team would have their hearts cut out as a sacrifice to the gods.

As I got older and entered junior high school, the sneaker of first choice was the “Chuck Taylor All Stars” by Converse. Everyone just referred to them as “Chucks” for short. To this day I still don’t have a clue who Chuck Taylor was. All I knew was unless you owned a pair of “Chucks” you weren’t officially cool.

Peer pressure and fashion status had just hit me upside the head like a 2×4.

Back in the “good old days”, as I like to refer to them now, sneakers came in only two colors – black or white. Henry Ford would have been pleased except for the one extra unnecessary color option. I seem to recall that red might have been offered, but the last kid brave enough to wear a pair of red sneakers to school suddenly changed schools after being run off campus by a raging mob.

Those sneakers might just as well have been pink.

When I entered college as a freshman in the mid-1970’s, athletic footwear was just becoming more specialized and was then being referred to as athletic footwear or at least as “running shoes”.

The running and jogging craze was in full swing and Adidas led the way with their now legendary blue nylon running shoe with the white stripes down the side. I caught the jogging bug and of course got myself a pair of Adidas blue runners. Frank Shorter was my new hero and I excitedly watched the running competitions in the 1976 Summer Olympic Games.

I actually enjoyed jogging, as it was a sport that didn’t require any particular skill, which was a relief for me. Though I never really did fall in love with those hideous blue nylon Adidas running shoes. They wore out really fast and looked incredibly dorky regardless if worn with running shorts or blue jeans. They also made my feet sweat like nobody’s business.

Fortunately, Adidas quickly gained some competition in the running shoe market and much higher quality as well as nicer looking running shoes were offered. It did seem rather ironic that most owners of these “running shoes” never took them out on a good run.

During the 1980’s I caught the “Basketball Jones”. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird had just come into the NBA and things were getting really exciting. Then when Michael Jordan ascended to greatness and the marriage made in Heaven between MJ and Nike was consummated, the industry of athletic shoes simply exploded.

The era of ridiculously high-priced basketball shoes was upon us.

I know my parents are extremely thankful that their boys went through childhood and their teen years well before this era emerged. My father blew his stack when Keds went over $10 a pair. I worry that he might not be with us today if I had asked him to buy me a pair of $250 basketball shoes. Come to think of it, I might not be here today if I had asked him that question.

I could never bring myself to pay the big bucks for a pair of Air Jordan’s. The closest I ever came to owning a pair of designer basketball shoes was a pair of LA Gear shoes that I bought from a clearance table once. The shoes looked pretty cool, but weighed a ton, which didn’t make too much sense for basketball shoes.

Maybe that’s why they were on clearance.

I only wore them once and that was during a pickup basketball game. I wound up stubbing my big toe when I tried to go up for a rebound. The shoes anchored me down like a pair of cement blocks and reduced my vertical leap to zero. That was the last time I ever wore those shoes and to this day they sit in my closet. Except for a thin layer of dust, they look as new as the day I spied them sitting on that clearance table.

These days, I’ve resigned myself to a versatile yet cheap athletic shoe. It’s the kind you can get for $29.95 at most discount places like Wal-Mart and Target. The brand doesn’t matter since there’s a wide selection of these kinds of shoes out there.

They are nice looking shoes and usually have all-leather uppers and look pretty nice with a pair of jeans. I can wear them to the gym or play tennis and basketball in them and are definitely a great value for what I pay for them and how long they last.

But there just seems to be something missing and I’m not sure exactly what that is. Perhaps it has something to do with those endless summers so long ago when sneakers were made of canvas and we didn’t have a care in the world.

The History Of Lebron James Shoes

Lebron James is a popular NBA basketball player in America. He entered the league as the number one draft pick in 2003 and was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers. After seven record setting years, James became a free agent and left Ohio to join the Miami Heat. The player has sparked a wave of controversy and inspired stadiums full of crazed fans but the Lebron James shoes are easily the most recognizable result of his influence.

James was born in December of 1984 and raised by a single mother. During his high school years, Lebron was known for shattering records and impressive stats. He had already experienced an enormous amount of fame and attention. He was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year during his junior year and played in three different all star games when he was a senior. Even his basketball games were nationally televised.

Rather than playing ball in college, the then eighteen year old star opted to go straight into the NBA. Teams all over the country desperately wanted the young talent but it was his home state’s team that used their first pick to grab him up.

Like many popular athletes, James was offered various different endorsement deals. However, unlike other players, he was offered a considerable amount before he even began his professional career. He currently has deals with over five different companies including McDonald’s, Sprite. However, it’s his work with Nike that has garnered the most attention.

Nike Incorporated is a major sportswear and equipment company that was founded in 1964. The company, which was originally known as Blue Ribbon Sports, is now one of the most profitable and sought after brands in the world. From their shoes and clothing to their jerseys and athletic gear, Nike has become a internationally recognized symbol. They are also known for recruiting and paying top athletes from many different sports to help promote their gear. The most talented soccer, football, and basketball players are paid handsomely to advertise the company’s brand.

With the Nike company, Lebron James has released six signature styled shoes plus four regular ones. They are, among others, the Ambassador, the Soldier, the Air Max, and the Zoom. The shoes from his signature collection tend to come out in the winter of each year, although he has also regular released new ones to coincide with that year’s playoff games.

All of the different products feature varying designs and colors but for the most part they share the same basic structure. To provide optimum performance on the court, the shoes feature thick sides and gripped bottoms. They also offer cushioned impacts with their double stacked heels. And their high laces help prevent career ending ankle rolls as well.