Puma GV Special
by Amy Finley
Puma GV Special: Is It That Good?
I know that Puma is a great shoe company – they have quality, sporty, stylish shoes at good prices. For half a century Puma shoes have proven their value. Athletes love them for their comfort and great performance. Others love them, well, because they just look cool.
I’m not questioning the great value and cool styles of Puma shoes. But I have to ask – what’s up with the Puma GV Special? What exactly is so special about this Puma shoe that makes it one of Puma’s best sellers?
Is it just that good?
Mystified by the Puma GV Special Phenomenon
If you go online to buy a pair of Puma shoes, you’ll see that the Puma GV Special is very popular. Try to buy the Puma GV Special, though, and at many places you’ll find that it’s out of stock. Again, I’m not questioning the value of Puma shoes, but why, in particular, the Puma GV Special?
It’s not like the Puma GV Special is a new style or something. After all, it’s been around for years – you can find vintage pairs of the Puma GV Special on online auctions. So why is it still so popular?
The Puma GV Special is a basic tennis shoe – in fact, the ads for this shoe all announce that it was worn by a one-time tennis great! Now, I admit that I don’t know much about tennis, but here I’m mystified again because not one ad mentions the name of this great tennis player… but back to the shoe.
The Puma GV Special comes mostly in basic black or white with colored accents. You can get everything in the colored accents from delicate blush pink and daffodil to primary red and blue. The shoe upper itself is leather, with a PU midsole and a rubber outsole.
The style is crisp and classy, traditional, but yet still hip, especially with new color combinations like white and new navy.
Puma GV Special Pricing and Sizes
You can buy the Puma GV Special for men, woman, and children, so the prices and sizes vary. For adult sizes, the prices ranges anywhere from $8 on online auctions for vintage pairs to $160 for the Puma GV Special in Gucci or Burberry leather, with the average price being around $60. (I’ve also seen sale prices as low as $35 on the web).
When it comes to Puma GV Special sizing, pay attention, because different shoe retailers have different suggestions. Some places only carry the Puma GV Special in men’s sizing, so women should know what size they need in men’s if they order at some sites.
Other shoe retailers suggest that you buy the Puma GV Special a half size or even up to a whole size bigger than you normally wear because they run small. Based on the suggestion from the company, you should be able to get accurate sizing. In the case that you don’t, though, rest assured that most online retailers now have top-notch, hassle-free return policies.
Solving the Mystery
So the Puma GV Special is available in a wide range of different color combinations, is a stylish and comfortable athletic shoe… is that just what’s behind its incredible popularity? I guess I’ll have to buy a pair and find out.
Maybe the Puma GV Special is just that good.
In addition to being a freelance journalist with PULSEMEDIA International, Amy Finley is a creative writer and a graduate student of English at Cleveland State University. She lives in Rome, Ohio with her husband and three young children.