Year Released: 1970s

The Match was basically PUMA's version of the Stan Smith or Nike Wimbledon. Clean, generally white-based, blucher toe, perfed logo. Every brand had one, and each was important to that brand's business. The Puma Match fell into this category. I really never saw the shoe until 2004, thumbing through old catalogues. The Match is even slimmer than the Stan Smith. Kind of a grown-ass man shoe. There were about ten shoes that Puma called the Match at various times. The best one has slim suede overlays on the medial and lateral forefoot. For protection, but also it's just a cool design feature. The Match is a very slept on-shoe. If you ever see them in person, they are worth a try-on.