PUMA Vikky Stacked Review

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It was back in 1924 when Rudolf and his younger brother, Adolf von Wilhelm Dassler founded a shoe factory in Herzogenaurach, Germany. The brothers started their company in their mother’s laundry, but during this time, electricity supplies in the town were very low, so they sometimes had to use pedal power from a stationary bicycle in order to make the business operational.

But the brother’s trip to Berlin for the 1936 Summer Olympics proved to be a great decision since they managed not just to persuade the American sprinter to but their sneakers on, but also to endorse their merchandise.  This was the first sponsorship for an African American in the history of the sport, and Owens won four gold medals at the event. Business soon boomed, and the Dasslers were selling 200,000 pairs of shoes annually before World War II.

However, in 1948, After increasingly different views of how to run the business, the brothers split the business and Adolf founded the rival sportswear company – Adidas. It was named after his childhood nickname Adi.

The Companies’ rivalry exists to this day, but for now, let’s look back at the Vikky Stacked sneaker by Puma.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Leather Upper

Textile footbed

Rubber outsole

Lace-Up Closure

Affordable

Cons

Only low-rise upper

Outsole

Outsole

The elevated rubber outsole works wonders in the Vikky stacked model by Puma. Not only that the outsole is elevated, but it also contains a platform also made out of rubber. The rubber outsole offers a great deal of grip and plenty of traction that allows these sneakers to be worn not only to all types of terrain but to all types of weather conditions. The traction benefits are high, given the fact that the bottom of the outsole has the necessary ridges that allow you to have a firm grip and stability when walking through slippery or chalky terrains. Also, the outsole of the sneaker is not only glued to the rest of the shoe, but there’s also a nice line of stitching that ensures that the outsole will be fixated to the sneaker for a very long time. That also means that no outside influences like dirt and water can penetrate in the sneaker easily and that stitching that you see there, is not an imitation. No. Those are actual stitches that add to the overall quality of the sneaker. The comfort that you’ll feel when walking in these sneakers comes from the outside as much as it comes from the inside.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the sneaker is just as amazing as the outsole. It features a SoftFoam and sock liner for added comfort and support, but according to some of the customer reviews that were left on the official website, the SoftFoam although beneficiary to the overall comfort, is too narrow in the toe area. Several of the customers that already purchased the sneakers complained about their toes being too constricted and confined in the sneaker, without the much-needed space to move. However, the SoftFoam is great technology that’s been used in Puma designs for years, but if you have much wider feet especially in the toe area these sneakers can feel a little snug. The entire midsole is not only cold padded but also lined with a textile lining which only contributes to the feel of ease and comfort when you’re wearing these sneakers.
Upper

Upper

The design and the materials used in the making of the upper are extremely classical. Just look at it. Isn’t it beautiful? The lacing system is classic and beautiful, and the laces are with the same color that is featured in the making of the upper. If the upper is pink, the laces are also pink. The upper is made primarily out of suede, with a formstrip at medial and lateral sides of the sneaker. They’re mostly decorative, as they are with a different color from the one used in the rest of the upper, but it’s on that suede upper that you’ll be able to find tiny perforations along the formstrips. The holes in the upper are not big, but they’re quite capable to provide a great deal of ventilation in and out of the foot.

The low-rise upper looks wonderfully with a pair of low-rise socks, but again several of the customers complained that because of that, the ankle support is minimal. Oh, and last but certainly not least, the Puma logo can be found on two separate parts of the sneaker. The first visible logo is on the tongue of the sneaker, while the second is on the lateral side of the upper.
Comfort

Comfort

Just like with any other great sneaker, the comfort is one of the basic requirements, but when you’re purchasing the PUMA Vikky Stacked, it shouldn’t be a concern. The comfort in the sneaker is great given the fact that it has elevated rubber outsole, SoftFoam technology in the midsole and comfort sockliner for instant step-in that will give you the comfort that you need whenever that these sneakers are on you.
Support

Support

The thick outsole reinforced with a platform is just the thing that you’ll need when it comes to the support. Also, there’s no forgetting of the classic lacing system that adds to the support portion, but from the upper section of the sneakers. And yes, the support comes from several parts of the PUMA Vikky Stacked. It comes from the outsole and from the upper, which means that your feet will be supported all the way without any inclination of discomfort.
Durability

Durability

You can thank the fine German craftsmanship and the high-quality materials used in the making of the sneakers. First a word or two about the craftsmanship in these sneakers. If you look at the design of the sneaker closely you’ll notice the usage of SoftFoam technology in the making of the midsole and the classic minimalistic design in the rest of the parts. The upper is glued to the rest of the sneaker but there’s a visible line of stitching that just amps up the durability even after a prolonged wearing of the sneakers. There’s no risk of damaging the inside or outside of the sneakers when you have an outsole that’s so thick and not to mention firmly stitched to the upper.
Secondly, the quality of the materials has become a badge of honor when it comes to the reputation of the Puma merchandise. Puma doesn’t cut corners when to the choosing of the materials used in the shoe manufacturing, and the suede leather and fine durable rubber are one of the best possible picks here.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The flexibility is essential in just about every sneaker on the market but when it comes to the lifestyle sneakers like, sadly doesn’t come in great quantities in this particular model. The Vikky Stacked model has an elevated rubber outsole that’s thick and sturdy that the elasticity is truly lost here. The elasticity in this model is not satisfactory, but for a shoe that has such thick outsole at least, it’s not heavy.
Stability

Stability

If the flexibility part was not up to the highest possible standards, then the stability of these sneakers sure is. But what makes the stability so great in the Vikky Stacked sneakers? First, there’s that fantastic rubber outsole. It’s elevated thanks to the platform, but the SoftFoam in the midsole is not looking too shabby in this department. The SoftFoam hugs the foot nicely and allows the stability to set in a way that’s both hugging and protecting the foot. But when you think about it, when a shoe offers stability, that stability is immediately transferred to the rest of the body. When you’re walking properly and without fear of injury or slipping, even the everyday lifestyle sneakers like the one that’s reviewed here will seem more like a gift to your feet, and less like a chore.
Airflow

Airflow

Remember those holes mentioned earlier in this post? The little holes that were on the sides of the upper? Well, they’re doing most of the work in the airflow supply for the foot, and they’re responsible for the filtration within the foot. Air will easily go in and out of the sneakers thanks to those little perforations and they’ll keep your feet odor and bacteria free.
Brand

Brand

Puma is one of the top 3 sportswear manufactures in the world, and it says a lot for the. And since supporting and endorsing Jesse Owens in the late ’30s they’ve endorsed plenty of other successful athletes, sports club and sports events. Diego Maradona, Antoine Griezmann, and In 2018 Puma announced its entrance back into basketball after a break of almost 20 years. Marvin Bagley, Deandre Ayton, Zhaire Smith, were among the first NBA players to play in performance PUMA basketball shoes.
Style

Style

The classic simplicity is truly a virtue in these sneakers, and it’s evident in almost every part of the shoemaking process. But the versatility that comes with simplicity is an even stronger asset when it comes to the decision to purchase these sneakers. Not only they’re one of the most comfortable lifestyle sneakers, but they’re also so versatile that you’ll find yourself reaching for them in just about every occasion. They look amazing with your simple pair of dark wash jeans, and with your summer sporty dress that you’ve been dying to put on. And because they’re lifestyle sneakers, they’ll become one of the most beloved items in your closet, since they look amazing with every outfit that you can think of.

Regardless if you got for the elegant and effortless black upper sneaker, or you chose some other with slightly more playful colors, they’ll shine through and will definitely make your outfit pop. And if you’re working in a non-restrictive and more relaxed work environment, you can add them to your daily work attire. A smart blazer and a pencil skirt can really look great if you’re wearing these sneakers. The PUMA Vikky Stacked are great for every sporty type of a woman, and for every lady that’s looking for an art leisure accessory for a laidback day filled with a laidback style.

Bottom line

Bottom line

Not that many sneakers can be comfortable, stylish, and affordable all at the same time, but the Puma Vikky is one of the exceptions to the general rule. The sneakers have a real bargain price tag and those who purchased their pairs can attest how comfortable they can even after long hours of walking or standing in these sneakers. Of course, the SoftFoam is a plus for many who do enjoy comfort and stability in a classic sneaker with effortless charm. You’ll be mixing and matching your outfits, but the sneakers will remain a constant day in and day out.

Generally, the Puma Vikky SoftFoam is highly recommended, not because of the fantastic minimalism used in the design, but because of the comfort and durability that these shoes can provide. And that comfort really comes from the entire sneaker. It’s hard to pinpoint which part of the sneaker is mostly responsible for comfort since all of them contribute evenly. But it there are some flaws to point out, it would have to be the fact that the low-rise upper offers little support for the ankles and there’s very little flexibility in these sneakers. They’re snug, firm and durable, but the flexibility is not one of the strongest suits.
However, these are some amazing sneakers. You’ll never be sorry for purchasing them and they’ll definitely become one of your strongest assets in your shoe closet. It doesn’t matter if you’re more of a sporty lady or you prefer more elegant choices. The PUMA Vikky sneakers are a must-have for every lady.