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Puma is a sportswear brand which is known the world over. Its founder Rudolph Dassler is actually the brother of the founder of Adidas which is a little known fact and their differences were settled a few years ago with a football match. Puma manufacturers sporting wear, leisure wear as well as equipment. The brand is well known for making football boots, sports trainers and tops. With one of its most ledgendary products being the Puma King football boot. The thing i like about puma is the designs always seem to be a little bold and cutting edge which I like. I alway believe a lot of pumas products are manufactured with comfort in mind as well as style. I have never found a pair of puma trainers or boots uncomfortable. Infact i think they are the most comfortable brand on the market. I also like alot of the philosophy which puma employs, for example recently their advertising campaign has been 'Football = Love' which i agree with. They also sponsor a wide range of stars from the african football teams and Usain Bolt. Puma always seemed to be the cool laid back brand in comparison to other brands. One bad point is the cost of Puma Apparel. On the whole i think it is more expensive than the other brands on the market. It seems more expensive than the other heavy weights nike and adidas.. If i was to choose any sportswear brand it would be Puma
Two years ago i bought a pair of puma king astroturf trainers as i had started playing football a couple of times a week down at the local astro pitch. i needed a pair of decent trainers that would last for a while and give me complete control on where i was going, when i had been playing on the astroturf pitch before i found that it was quite slippy and if i tried too sprint i would usually slip and loose the ball. so i set on a trip too find the perfect pair of astroturf trainers. i went to milton keynes where there are many sports shops where i should be able too find a good pair of trainers decently priced. i tried a few shops and they had no atsroturf trainers which was very dissapointing but then luckily i met an old friend who told me that he bought a pair from a certain shop not too long ago. so we set off too the shop only too find they had no trainers in my size. what is the point in having all these sports shops and having no trainers or trainers in sizes that are needed. anyway when i got home i had a look through a couple of catalogues and found two pairs of trainers one were the puma kings that i wanted and i thought i might aswell get another pair to see which ones i preffered. three weeks later they turned up the other pair were adidas sambas which in the end i didnt buy as i thought the puma trainers would be the best overall even though they cost forty five pounds. two years later i have grown out of the trainers and they have held up extremely well with minimal wear on the soles and minimal scuffing. as these had got too small for me i decided to go and buy the other pair that i sent back to the catalogue the first time the adidas sambas i found them in a shop and they were very cheap at only twenty pounds. these were also a very good long lasting pair of trainers. overall the sambas one it for me as they were cheap and lasted a long time but the pumas should now be cheaper and if they we re at the time they would have been overall winners as they were more long lasting. i think i will look for the pumas when i need my next pair of astroturf trainers.
Puma have come back with a vengeance this summer. After several years of skulking in the background, with less store prescence than Nike, Adidas and even Reebock, they've really got their act together, and come out with some fantastically cool shoes. Their basic styles have smartened up a bit, and introduced some great colours. But its ranges like the Catwalk (and the new laceless version, the Avanti), with its flip-down tongue, that seem to be the most stylish trainers currently around. Well, either them or the super-cool, semi-futuristic, cycling shoe-based Mostro. Retailing between £50 - £70, this make - manufactured in Eastern Europe - wears better than New Balance, and a hell of a lot better than the sweatshop produced Nike (a make which always amazes me with its lack of durability... i've known the soles of Nikes, after only moderate wear, to crack apart!). But after finding a great everyday pair, i still want to go back for those flat-soled, boot-style Pumas, or maybe even the perfectly detailed bowling shoes they do - if i can get up the courage to wear bowling shoes out..!