Style on Trial: Puma ‘Osu Rainbow’ Sneaker

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The last time we dared to criticise a pair of trainers, our words were greeted with absolute horror by some of you, who said that we just didn’t "get" it, and that we deserved to have our Fashion Police badges taken away from us for calling such wonderful shoes crimes of fashion.

Well, you were right about the "not getting it" bit, anyway. Because the things is, we just don’t. "Get it", that is. We don’t get why anyone would choose to wear trainers/sneakers/whatever you want to call them for non-sport related purposes AT ALL, to be perfectly honest with you, but we especially don’t get it when the sneakers in question come in all the colours of the rainbow, like these ‘Osu Rainbow’ sneakers from Puma.

Educate us, then, of Fashion Police Cadets. Tell us if you like these or not, and if you do like them, why? (And keep it clean, please – remember, abuse just gets deleted!)

11 Comments

  • June 17, 2008

    Carol

    Don’t like. The colors are…colorful. And they would go with…everything. Yeah. But it has teeth!! No. Do not like. Would not wear.

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  • June 17, 2008

    Veronika

    I wear traiers (or in the summer flat sandals and/or balerinas) when I have an all-day-on-my-feet type of day (which is quite often since I have classes at the university and then go to work and then usually stop by the centre to get some shopping in and then run home to walk my dog). BUT I wouldn’t be caught DEAD in these uglies. NO THANK YOU. I wear only nice stylish black adidas trainers (like the clasical All-stars) NOT clown-like attire. PLeease;)

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  • June 17, 2008

    Arielle

    They look very ugly to me. I wouldn’t wear them.

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  • June 17, 2008

    Diana

    Fugly, wouldn´t wear those.

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  • June 17, 2008

    J.

    I love sneakers for days when I know I’m gonna be running around. But why would anyone ever want to look so reminicent of clowns? WHY?!

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  • June 17, 2008

    natasha

    Oh my, oh my! What fugliness! and is it just me, or does the sole really look a bit like a caterpillar?

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  • June 17, 2008

    SJ

    While I can understand how likeable a rainbow shoe could be (particularly in light of the gay pride movement – rainbow is a pretty powerful symbol), this shoe in particular is a little on the frightening side.

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  • June 18, 2008

    ila

    Looove them…who said trainers can’t be bright and cheerfull, its bad enough that one has to exercise to keep fit …why not have a little fun while we do…. so…lighten up guys!!!

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  • August 3, 2008

    Rachel

    i really like these shoes! i know they’re a little bright but why not stand out in a crowd!!

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  • April 16, 2010

    Dylan

    Oh my god these shoes look AMAZING!!! The second I saw these shoes, I had to go get a pair. They not only look better than any pair of shoes you can find on the face of the Earth, but they are also outrageously comfortable!!! If you want a pair of shoes that feel good and get attention, you need these shoes. Best. Shoes. Ever.

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  • December 29, 2012

    chrussy

    I LOVE these shoes and am so sad that they cannot be found anymore. They look totally comfortable and you can rock the rainbow all over town.
    Of course, I would never be caught dead (or alive) wearing half the stuff that’s considered “in fashion” these days… Were the 80’s ever really that good the first time around? We don’t need to re-visit that era…

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