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.