The Suede hit the scene in 1968 and has been changing the game ever since. While many sneakers have come and gone since then – leaving footprints of varying sizes – it's difficult to argue any shoe having as much of a deep-rooted impact on society and culture as the Suede. From Tommie Smith’s protest on the victory stand during the 1968 Olympic games to b-boy crews in NYC adopting the shoe in the 1980s. It’s been worn by the icons of every generation – and it’s stayed classic through it all. The PUMA Suede is an icon for everyone. The Classic XXI brings back PUMA's most iconic silhouette with a full suede upper and several quality improvements compared to previous seasons.